Understanding Your Reports
Why Work with an Agronomist?
Many of our customers work with professional agronomists or consultants to get the most value and actionable intelligence from each report. An agronomist will review your report and make recommendations based on the data and element ratios in each report.
You can request agronomist recommendations from Apical when you order your reports, or you may choose to work with your own agronomist.
Apical Provides Recommendations
There are two types of recommendation that we provide.
- General Notes ($10 per report): Example: High Boron, Low Calcium, Toxic Sodium
- Detailed Recommendations ($25 per report): Example: (on a per acre basis)
- 500 lb Soft Rock Phosphate
- 500 lb Perfect Blend 4-4-2
- 250 lb Feather Meal
- 500 lb Fish Bone Meal
- 250 lb Mesa Verde Humates
Web Orders (pre-paid)
When placing a web order for a report (or set of reports), simply choose the type of recommendation you prefer. The report cost will be adjusted automatically, and you can pay for the report immediately.
Manual Orders (post-paid)
If sending samples with shipping labels without placing a web order first, be sure to indicate which type of recommendation you want for each report. Your report cost will be adjusted and added to your order total.
When a recommendation is available, you will receive an email with the recommendation text; in addition, the recommendation text will appear at the top of your report whenever viewing it on the web site.
(Please allow 3-5 business days for your recommendations to be processed.)
Working With Independent Agronomists
If you choose to work with your own independent consultant, you must grant them access to view your reports.
Granting Access on the Apical website
To access an Apical report, your consultant must have an active account on the Apical web site. When ordering a report on the web site, after specifying basic information, you will see a page asking if you want to share your report with a consultant.
Sharing Single Reports
If you want to share a single report with your consultant, you must enter their email address. For multiple consultants, enter comma-separated email addresses.
Sharing All Reports
If you want your consultant to have access to ALL of your reports, so you never need to share individual reports, enter their email address on the 'all reports' section of the page.
Granting Access with Labels
If you are not placing your orders on the Apical web site *and* you want to share your report(s) with a consultant, you must use the Avery 8164 sample shipping label template. Use the CC: field on the shipping label to add the email address of your consultant. See Help->Sample Shipping Labels for more information.
If you want to grant access to a consultant for ALL of your reports, send a message on our Contact Us page while logged in to your account. Tell us the name and email address of your consultant, and we'll update our records to grant access to your reports.