Analysis of Mineral Level in pasture plant
Pasture Analysis – “Pasture farming without analyzing mineral levels in the pasture plants is like trying to sail a ship without a rudder, and using only soil tests is making you head for the rocks.” (Vaughan Jones, grazinginfo.com). We believe herbage testing is superior to soil testing. It gives video representation of plant growth over time, as opposed to the snapshot represented by a soil test. We pull both single-paddock and multi-paddock samples, sending them away for third-party testing. Once results are received, we provide analysis of the results with respect to seasonal variation and paddock requirements. The seasonal variations are mostly related to the amount of moisture present in the soil. It is for this reason that testing done during a cooler, wetter Summer can present results similar to late Spring or early Autumn.