About this course

This course provides an overview of plant tissue testing for broadacre crops. It is based on a webinar presented by Chris Dowling from Back Paddock Company, titled 'Plant Tissue Testing – an underused tool in broadacre crop nutrition'.

This course aims to develop your understanding of:

  • why tissue testing is important
  • when to sample which part of the plant and how to collect, handle and store plant tissue samples
  • the difference between 'deficient', 'marginal', 'adequate', 'high' and 'excessive' when interpreting results and the different factors that can affect test results.

At a glance:

Course duration: Self-paced
Start date: Enrol anytime
Number of units: Non-accredited
Indicative fees: NIL
Accredited Course: No


There are three short lessons and a quiz to test your understanding.

  1. Why and when to tissue test
  2. Collecting, handling and storing samples
  3. Interpreting results

The course will take approximately one (1) hour to complete.

This course is available free of charge through the Tocal College Canvas learning platform. Click the Enrol now button to access the course.

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