Safety Tips for your Thanksgiving Turkey

This news story is really a good reminder about having a fun and safe Thanksgiving Turkey. It serves as a reminder to all of us that we need to take the right measures to cook our turkeys the right way to insure safety for all. photo credit: ohdearbarb via photopin cc

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Testing Cleaning Solutions for the Home

Check out this test that was recently presented by News Station WFMY with the help of Wake Forest University. Check out this story as you get ready to clean your house for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Notice which cleaners perform the best with respect to getting rid of bacteria. It is very interesting… Image courtesy

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Clean Energy | UPS

Clean Energy Fuels Corporation and UPS completed a deal on November 13, 2013 to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to two private UPS stations in Mesquite and Houston, Texas. “UPS has staked a leadership role by transitioning their fleet to cleaner-burning natural gas,” said James Harger, chief marketing officer for Clean Energy. “Opening the Texas

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Making the Most of Wastewater

Check out this story of how one company, GreenWhey Energy is taking wastewater that was once spread on fields to converting it into electricity. GreenWhey works with seven large dairies.  GreenWhey also produces biosolids as a co-product of this process. It is a very interesting story to check out and this video really takes a

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Is it too late to do soil testing this fall?

It is already the middle of November and some people may be thinking it is too late to be having soils collected and tested for soil nutrients. A number of growers ask this question and consultants, coops and retailers continue to answer this question. As long as the ground is not frozen, it is still

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Is the water on airlines safe?

Check out this study. This is particularly alarming. The water comes from tanks in different airports and is transmitted through hoses. Check out this report and see the EPA Report which indicated 12% of all samples tested positive for coliform. Southwest Airlines has some of the cleanest water in the industry according to the EPA.

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Which soil probe should I use?

This fall has been a record year for soil probe purchases. It appears more growers than ever are eager to get into their fields and pull their own soil samples. Midwest Laboratories offers a number of soil probes for sale on the Midwest Laboratories eStore. It has been challenging to keep probes in stock this

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How is my soil tested at Midwest Laboratories?

This time of year, the soil extraction laboratory is working to capacity. Many individuals are busy scooping and extracting samples to be read for soil nutrients, organic matter and soil pH. It takes a well-coordinated team and quality checks along the way to insure proper analysis is ocurring. Analysis are run against known samples periodically

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Cover Crops in the Fall

Have you looked into cover crops for your fields? I hear a lot of good stories about cover crops, but rarely have I seen some really good examples of how cover crops can actually aid no-till farming. I recently came across this YouTube Site, Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District. This site give some

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Why the leaves have amazing color this fall?

Have the colors of the trees literally stopped you on your drive to and from work this fall. It has been sometime since we have seen so much color in the trees and the leaves are huge. It has been a spectacular fall in this part of the country. The weather in this part of

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