Improving Productivity

How do you measure productivity? Yesterday, I went around to the different laboratories and noticed many supervisors were running samples and also working on ways to improve processes in their own departments. One new process that is being implemented is a move toward electronic lab notebooks and more use of iPads and data integration between

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National Radon Awareness Month

January is National Radon Awareness Month. Check out this video and learn the facts about exposure to radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. You can purchase a test kit at your local Lowes or Home Depot.

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Poop Company Competes for Free Super Bowl Ad

Nampa Poop Company – Their website is very informative! Check out this commercial that is in the running to be aired during the Super Bowl. Check out the Tagline “I pooped my plants!!” Here is the Link It’s a great story of how one company moved from the dairy business to the poop business. Below

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Compost Study Findings

Check out this compost study which was performed by the Washington State Extension Service. Some of the highlights from this study were the following: A blind sweet corn test was performed and the sweet corn grown with compost actually tasted better than conventional soil practices. Their was a significant higher volume of nitrogen in the

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High Wind Warning

Typically in the winter, we talk about windchills, blizzard conditions and blowing and drifting snows. Today a High Wind Warning has been issued for a good part of the midwest. \Wind gusts between 50 – 60 mph are expected. Since much of this area has very little snow, we will see the affects of two

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Soils are not Equal

Take a minute and read through this article regarding different soil types. It is a very interesting read and it really speaks to the process of soil nutirent management. There is still a lot of knowledge regarding soil and by analyzing its nutrient content, growers will be able to make application decisions that will ultimately

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One more look at some more cold experiments

This winter will be remembered as a cold winter that almost affected the whole country. With that being said, I think this winter will also go down as one which offered people some of the best video moments of cold experiments. Check out this news station’s experiments and consider trying these on your own the

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Farmers in Florida deal with the cold weather

Check out this news story. It really gives a good insight as to other types of farming like raising tropical fish and strawberries. With the colder temperatures moving south, many farmers are trying to prepare their livestock and produce for possible freezing temperatures. photo credit: moderntime via photopin cc

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