Crop Health Laboratories’ recent seminar focused on the new sap analysis technology sweeping across the United States. One speaker during the event was Jacob Gwilliam of Tulare Ag Products (TAP), who shared insights into his use of sap analysis throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Jacob is involved in TAP’s special projects and technologies. This is where things like plant sap analysis move from good concepts to adopted practices. TAP is a full-service retail fertilizer and agronomics company whose clients consist of fruit, nut and row crop growers.
“When we first learned about sap it made sense. But of course we can’t take that to our growers without having proof. We spent most of this season applying sap analysis as a component of our research in various areas. It was a good opportunity to learn what sap could offer in real situations. Having done that and seeing good results, this coming season we will be applying more formal trials and using the sap to make decisions in production.”
In Jacob’s talk to growers, he shared information from TAP’s sap trials with kiwi, almonds and table grapes. That can all be found in my interview with him. Listen to or download it here: [wpaudio url=”http://www.zimmcomm.biz/chl/chl-14-tap-gwilliam.mp3″ text=”Interview with Jacob Gwiliam, Tulare Ag Products”]
Find photos from the event here: 2014 Crop Health Labs Power Growers Seminar Photo Album