Midwest Labs News Stories in 2010

Midwest Laboratories had three news stories featured in  the local media. The most important news story that affected the most people in our area was Project Safe Water Can you remember back to this summer when we had lots of rain and flooding in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa was particularly bad. Many people along

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California Agriculture

I saw this blog post 15 Things I learned about California Agriculture and thought, WOW!  I have so much to learn. Check out this list of items that were posted based on a tour of several farms.  Read the list below and check out the complete article too. I know some items are opinion, but

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DDG’s

The estimated supply of U.S. distillers’ grains is expected to total 33.3 million metric tons for 2009/10, more than four times that in 2003/04 according to a post on the CattleNetwork site. This article looks at the history off DDG’s and where we have come from over the years. With the rise in ethanol production,

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eHow How to Test Land

Soil Testing – eHow.com Article eHow.com – A site which gives instructions on how to do just about everything, recently posted an article entitled “How to Test Land”  by Annmicha Blugh This article gives some good examples of how to test soil and what to look for when testing soil. Some of the items featured

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Wood Ashes as Fertilizer

Applying Wood Ashes Many of us have been told that we should use wood ashes  in our vegetable gardens as a fertilizer substitute. Now, I heard that this may not be a good idea.  (Source: Mark Keaton’ Extension News: Be Cautious in using wood ashes) Wood ash may  contain some important nutrients like phosphorus, (typically

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