Preventing Crab Grass

Preventing Crab Grass Most of you are noticing your green lawns coming in. You may even have secret contests with your neighboor as to whose lawn looks better or is mowed or greener.  Yes, its that time of the year.  Then there is that word “Crab Grass” How to Kill Crabgrass I saw this article

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Why testing pet food is necessary?

Pet Food and Pet Treat Testing is a given in today’s world.  It is a given that certain proximate testing  for protein, fiber, fat and moisture need to be conducted and reported accordingly. Other items also need to be taken into consideration, that may be just as important. The following items were highlighted in an

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AgChat Foundation | Exciting Effort

This is a great opportunity to get involved with the AG Community! Watch this video Today!  Check out the site | HTTP://AGCHAT.org

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Phosphorus and Potassium – How much should be applied?

At this time of year, growers are looking to add nitrogen to their fields. Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) should also be taken into consideration.  Wet fall conditions and colder than normal winter conditions have made it tough for soil sampling in some parts of the country, especially Illinois.  I came across a very informative

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Some Secrets to Growing Tomatoes Successfully

I came across this article, Secrets of Growing Killer Tomatoes today and I really thought the article made some great points.  A lot of information is packed into this post. Some the items featured in this article: When to start planting – 5-6 weeks before last expected frost Selection of Seeds  – Cr Improved VFFNT

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How to repair bare lawn spots affected by snow mold

This past week I mowed my lawn for the first time and came across a number of areas affected by snow mold. These spots are dark brown, lifeless areas that need to be looked at more closely. With this winter’s tremendously cold temperatures, these spots are still popping up, especially in the Midwestern States.  Identifying

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Soil Testing |Turnaround Time

Selecting a Laboratory | Turnaround Time Getting your soil testing results from laboratories can vary between laboratories. It is a question you should be asking when you are getting ready to send samples in for soil testing. At this time, a number of promotions are occurring from laboratories, extension offices and universities offering soil testing

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