Why Soil & Leaf Tests are Important for Olive Trees?


Analysing your soil will provide essential information on the soils nutritional status.  This enables a more accurate decision for fertiliser and micronutrient application(s) to maximise the quantity and quality of crop yields.

A comprehensive measurement of available levels of macro and micronutrients such as nitrogen, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, sulphur, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, boron, molybdenum and chloride in addition to pH, conductivity etc are available to assess the nutritional status of the soil and plant. It is recommended that a comprehensive soil test regime be performed at least once every 2 years to determine your soils nutritional status.  Leaf tests should be performed every year in January.  If possible in one year take samples every month to establish a Nutrient usage pattern.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Never underestimate… The importance of plant and soil sampling. The analysis and interpretation of information is highly dependent on the sampling strategy used.

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