- What are PRS™-probes?
- What do the PRS™-probes measure?
- How do the PRS™-probes work?
- How are the PRS™-probes used?
- How are the PRS™-probes analysed?
- What makes the PRS™-probe a desirable research tool?
- How do nutrient supply rates compare to conventional nutrient extractions?
- Does the PRS™-probe simulate biological availability as verified by correlations with plant uptake?
- Why does ion activity need to be accounted for when measuring soil nutrient bioavailability?
- How do the PRS™-probes differ from resin beads in mesh bags?
- What is the benefit of using PRS™ -probes versus raw membrane?
- What led to the development of the PRS™-probe technology?
- How many PRS™-probes are required to complete a study?
- What are some important considerations when using PRS™-probes in situ?
- Are there soil type concerns when using PRS™-probes?
- Are the PRS™-probes susceptible to insect or animal damage?
- Will a nutrient pulse through the soil displace an adsorbed nutrient on the PRS™-probe through mass action displacement?
- How should method blanks be handled?
- Past Research
Frequently Asked Questions
Topics: General / Technical / Logistical / Ordering / Past Research
Why are we interested in your PRS™-probe-related data?
Rest assured that Western Ag Innovations is not the head of an evil data-stealing cartel, recklessly determined to publish everyone's data. Simply stated, each year our R&D Coordinators attend a number of scientific meetings that serve a couple of purposes:
- Attending presentations, which ensures R&D Coordinators stay abreast with the latest soil science-related research.
- Hosting an exhibitor booth highlighting current PRS™-probe research.
- Handing out our tri-annual Technical Updates, which are used to draw attention to the novel work of our clients.
In order to do this we need to receive the results from the researcher at the end of a study in a report describing their research. It is not necessary to write a special report for us, we will accept copies of reports generated for other purposes (i.e., funding agencies, committee meetings, etc.). Essentially, we may wish to use your results for promotional purposes via one or two slides at our exhibitor booth or a table or graph within a Technical Update or poster.
Please keep in mind that we will not use your data in either capacity unless you have explicitly given us permission to do so. You will also be given a chance to review your data in its finished format (before it is presented) to make sure it is presented to your liking. Regardless of whether or not your results are used, by providing us with the data at the end of the study, you will be given a 20% collaborative discount.