Citrus leaf sampling for nutrient analysis

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Sampling Tips

When sampling leaves for leaf analysis stand back at least 1.5m from the tree and scan the tree looking for shoots with ‘dogs’ ear’ appearance.  If you are unable to spot such a shoot keep on moving to the next tree. Do not procrastinate in trying to find a suitable flush on just one tree, keep on walking as perhaps you can more easily spot the desired flush within the next few trees.

Sampling leaves for the first time can initially be a slow and frustrating process, but within a short period of practice you should be able to quickly spot the spring flush within seconds when scanning trees.


Citrus leaf sampling for nutrient analysis


Kevin Lacey