Tissue Sampling Demonstration

Mike Howell

Mike Howell

Mike Howell


Senior Agronomist

Growing up on a university research farm, Mike Howell developed an interest in agriculture at a young age. While active in 4-H as a child, Howell learned to appreciate agriculture and the programs that would shape his career. Howell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in soil science and a Master of Science degree in entomology from Mississippi State University. He has more than 20 years of experience conducting applied research and delivering educational programs to help make producers more profitable. He takes pride in promoting agriculture in all levels of industry, especially with the younger generation.

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Hosted by Dr. Bobby Golden, Extension Rice & Soil Fertility Agronomist, and Mike Howell, Nutrien’s Senior Agronomist, this webinar discusses nutrient deficiency symptoms often developed during the growing season, or when weather events raise questions about the availability of nutrients to a crop. A good tissue sample is critical to determine the most appropriate way to solve these deficiencies.


  • How to properly collect tissue samples during the growing season,
  • How to handle these samples to maintain accuracy and quality,
  • How to interpret the results