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Acres U.S.A. Pre-conference Workshop 2015

Texas Plant & Soil Lab – featuring Dr. Larry Zibilske and Noel Garcia, CCA – has been invited to give another Acres U.S.A. pre-conference workshop this year in Pittsburg. This year it will be a one-day-only, extremely concentrated session, again designed for well-experienced field consultants and growers. The workshop will focus upon not only post-session questions asked by attendees of our two previous ACRES workshops, but also never-before-presented material.

The point of our workshops is to give you greater insights into how we save farms (maybe even yours!) and yield astounding field results – even when disaster strikes and against all odds – to our clients all around the world.

We hope we’ll meet you there!

Space is always limited – so you really need to REGISTER EARLY with Acres U.S.A.
http://www.acresusa.com/events/2015conference-overview
Watch for frequent updates! Stay tuned.

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Introducing New Testing for Fresh Fruit Elements Analysis With Silicon Option

Fresh Fruit Elements Analysis With Silicon Option is the latest test from Texas Plant & Soil Lab for 2015. This test is intended especially for Fertilizer / Adjuvant / Inoculant Manufacturers who want to track the effectiveness of their products and Food Processors who wish to monitor the levels of produce Nutrient Density by their growers to see that it conforms to contractual requirements.

Fresh Fruit Elements Analysis With Silicon Option

Fresh Fruit Elements Analysis With Silicon Option

The primary analysis includes most of the essential elements that are the necessary building-blocks for vitamins, amino acids, polyphenols (antioxidants) and other complex molecules necessary for health, taste and overall quality.

The Fresh Fruit Elements Primary Analysis includes: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Magnesium (Mg), Sodium (Na), Zinc (Zn), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu), Boron (B), Calcium (Ca), Iron (Fe) and Sulfur (S). But also as options, Silicon (Si), Nickel (Ni), Molybdenum (Mo), Cobalt (Co) and Selenium (Se) plus other elements which may be of interest.

If you’ve had vitamin, amino acid, anti-oxidant or other complex long-chain molecule analyses performed before, you know that those tests are extremely expensive and time-consuming. But all of those complex molecules start with pretty much the same basic elemental building-blocks. If you don’t have the basic construction materials, you can be certain that you won’t end up with a quality product.

Fresh Fruit Elements Analysis is an inexpensive way to track and predict the overall quality of the produce.

Cherry Samples are Tested for Elements Analysis

Cherry Samples are Tested for Elements Analysis

A little about Silicon: Si, together with biology, is a fairly new but exciting frontier of agricultural research. Why? Si, at the very least, strengthens cell walls. This results in a more “durable” product – longer shelf-life / greater firmness / reduced bruising – better able to withstand the rigors of handling, temperature changes, packing and shipping . In a world where appearance is everything, these qualities are important for marketing – and they can be obtained without sacrifice of taste and nutritional quality. But there are many other benefits of Si to the plant and soil being discovered, as well.

If your program can benefit from Fresh Fruit Elements Testing and Analysis by reducing overhead testing call us today at 956-383-0739.

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Plant Sap from Leaf and Petiole Testing

Plant Testing is in Full Spring at Texas Plant and Soil Lab

Plant Testing is in Full Spring at Texas Plant and Soil Lab


It’s the first week of June and while some of Texas is still waist-deep in water, Texas Plant and Soil Lab is waist-deep in plant tissue samples from all over these United States.

Farmers that were fortunate enough to get crops in the ground amid the unusually heavy rains that engulfed Texas and most of the Central Midwest this Spring are now seeking to monitor and improve nutritional uptake in their plants.

Plant sap testing from leaf and petiole samples has been pioneered by Texas Plant and Soil Lab since the early sixties and refined seasonally into our proprietary process that serves the growers today.

TPSL Preparing Plant Samples for Ask the Plant Plant Sap Analysis

TPSL Preparing Plant Samples for Ask the Plant Plant Sap Analysis

Our program, co-founded by the Lab’s own previous proprietor Esper K. Chandler, heavily utilizes plant sap and tissue testing as a cornerstone of the principal: Ask The Plant.

Determining nutritional deficiencies in plants before negative signs occur is a vital component in keeping plants healthy and performing at maximum potential.

If you want to get the most out of your crops, if you have any questions about plant testing, if you want to grow bigger crops using less fertilizer and water, call Texas Plant and Soil Lab at 956-383-0739, or send us an email using our contact form.

Farmers and Growers from all over the world rely on Texas Plant and Soil Lab to maximize profit and minimize cost. Call us at 956-383-0739 and let us show how we can help you.

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Acres USA Magazine June 6, 2015

Be sure and check out our ads in this month’s Acres USA Magazine!

Acres USA Magazine - June 2015

Acres USA Magazine – June 2015

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