The Importance Of Leaf Sampling
The most important factor for quality, amount and efficiency of the agricultural products is; balanced nutrition. Feeding time should always be regular and the whole needed nutrition elements should be given to plants.
Leaves of plants are generally used for feeding analyses. These analyses are very important for realizing nutrition disorders and soil efficiency. The contents of macro and micro nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphor, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, boron, sodium, chlorine and molibden are determined due to leaf sampling.
Balanced nutrition, abnormal growth assessment and determinations of the interactions between plant nutrition elements, harvesting time and sufficiency are all targeted to be provided with leaf analyses.
Nutrition disorders, growth deficiency and color changes are the main problems occurred during the growing period of plants. Improvement of the nutrition disorders is very important for protecting and increasing efficiency and quality. Moreover, fertilizing programmes are controlled regularly due to leaf analyses. As a result of the soil and leaf analyses made during the growing period of plants; nutritional needs are determined and thus, production becomes sustainable.
Making predictions for lack of any nutrition elements during the growing period, will avoid possible problems and efficiency loss. Healthy and quality production is going to pe provided by taking precautions within the shortest time. Additionally to the evaluations of soil and leaf analyses; fertilizing programmes should definitely be made in the light of these evaluations.
The soil features of plants should be similar to each other for leaf sampling. All samples should be at the same age and type. Any of them shouldn’t be ill, stressful or injured. Health is the most important thing to be considered.