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How do you use Plant Nutrition for Regenerative Agriculture?

Updated: Sep 27, 2023

Are you a farmer or agronomist looking to take your farming to the next level and regenerate your soil? Look no further than plant nutrition - the often overlooked driver of soil health. How do you use plant nutrition for regenerative agriculture?

John Kempf, founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA), recently wrote an article published on Ag Funder News: Why plant nutrition is the driver of soil generation. In this blogpost, we’ll share some of the key points made and we will give you 3 steps to unlock the full potential of regenerative agriculture with plant nutrition.

Green soybean plant closeup on a farm during the growing season, showing the root system and soil structure

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The importance of plant nutrition for regenerative agriculture

Regenerative practices like no-till, cover crops, and species diversity are crucial to building healthy soil, but they miss a key factor: the nutritional integrity of your crops. Proper plant nutrition not only improves yields and pest resistance but also increases photosynthesis and carbon sequestration, laying an important foundation for healthy soil.

John Kempf also emphasizes the importance of plant nutrition as the key to plant immunity and crop yields. By collecting plant sap analysis data throughout the crop life cycle, farmers can manage nutritional integrity and increase disease and insect resistance.

Plant sap analysis and plant nutrition

Plant sap analysis is a critical component in achieving proper plant nutrition. By analyzing the plant sap throughout the crop life cycle, farmers and agronomists can detect any nutritional deficiencies or imbalances that could be affecting the crop's health and productivity already 3 weeks before they are visible.

This real-time information allows for targeted and precise application of nutrients. Which, in turn, leads to improved crop yields, disease and insect resistance, and overall plant health. In other words, by taking this data-driven approach to plant nutrition, farmers and agronomists can optimize photosynthesis and immune function, leading to healthier crops and healthier soil.

3 steps to start with plant nutrition

Proper plant nutrition can make a big difference in the health and productivity of your crops. But how do you get started? Here are 3 steps:

  1. Collect plant sap analysis data: Assess your crops' nutritional needs by collecting plant sap analysis data throughout the crop life cycle. Identifying nutritional imbalances and deficiencies will help you tailor your plant nutrition to the specific needs of your crops.

  2. Implement sound plant nutrition management: Create a comprehensive plant nutrition management plan that includes macro and micronutrients, soil amendments, and bio-stimulants to provide balanced and complete nutrition to your crops. This will help to optimize photosynthesis and immune function, increasing yields and crop quality. Read here how we can help you.

  3. Monitor and adjust: Regularly monitor your crops' nutritional status through plant sap analysis and other methods to ensure that they are receiving the proper nutrition. Adjust your plant nutrition management as needed based on the data to optimize your crops' health and performance.

SoilBeat: The platform to optimize your plant nutrition

At SoilBeat, we believe in the right context-specific plant nutrition to make regenerative agriculture work. In 3 ways, we enable you to do so:

  1. You see the contextual data and can use feedback loops: See all your plant sap data within its context of interventions, weather and yield, and get feedback loops to learn how you can implement, monitor and adjust your plant nutrition management plan.

  2. You can make use of auto-generated recommendations: Save time by receiving AI (artificial intelligence) auto-regenerated recommendations to help you improve your plant nutrient management by making data-driven adjustments.

  3. You can easily communicate: Farmers and agronomists can easily communicate on the platform, to make sure the best recommendations are given to optimize plant nutrition.

SoilBeat provides context-specific plant nutrition recommendations to optimize your plant nutrition.

Start optimizing your plant nutrition with SoilBeat, and take your farming to the next level. Are you curious to see how our platform works? Create a demo account.


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