Agronomy Tip: Utilize Visuals to Evaluate Crop Health
When you’re out in the fields checking crops for visual indicators of deficiencies, take pictures.
Mike Sevey, Technical Sales Manager for The Mosaic Company says, “If you see something that looks a little out of the ordinary, snap a picture. I use a GPS map on my phone to mark the spot and use that screenshot as a reference.”
Sevey recommends looking at plant color – for example, purple tones may be a result of a phosphorous deficiency, the seed variety, cool temperatures, or compaction restricting root growth.
He also recommends taking a photo of a good spot in the area so that you have a baseline to compare the potentially deficient spot to.