Fracking Wastewater

Here is a video clip of why people are concerned about what is in their water supply. Fracking wastewater needs to be analyzed and tested to determine if any contaminants exist. Check out this story, During Fracking Hearing, Nebraskan Challenges Oil And Gas Commission To Drink Wastewater, March 30 ,2015 and accompanying presentation. It is

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Attracting More Pollinators to Your Garden

Ever thought of adding wild flowers near your garden to enhance pollinators?

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Community Garden Safety Tips

Community Gardens are becoming more and more popular. It is a great way for people in cities to come together and grow produce for a local community. Many community gardens are becoming more progressive with the produce they are growing and the applicaiton of natural fertilizers from soil testing. One area that many people who

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Sample Paperwork

Over the past few weeks it has really been apparent that sample paperwork is one of the biggest detractors from getting analysis performed and reported in a timely manner. Consider typing out your informaiton. With everything going to scanning these days it is becoming increasingly difficult to read smugged writing and overall appearance of hand-written

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Getting Garden Ready for Spring

It appears many people are getting their garden ready for spring planting. Midwest Laboratories offers a Lawn and Garden Testing Package to assist gardeners and lawn owners in this process. This comprehensive analysis is listed at $25 and provides clients with fertilizer recommendations based on the nutrients in their soil. Here are some reminders that

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Arsenic in Wines

Check out this story. It does a good job of describing where the arsenic comes from and what you can do as a consumer if you are concerned about this issue. Arsenic comes from items items associated with the process of wine making and bottling. photo credit: red wine via photopin (license)

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Sample Paperwork – Avoid Delays

In this current culture where companies are trying to go paperless and scanning barcodes continues to grow and get better each year, sample paperwork is still the best option for insuring your analysis request is received and processed. Just like other companies, we are trying to find an easier solution and we are making advances

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With Warmer Temps Comes Pollen

It is pollen season again. Check out the map for 3/17/15. The ground temperatures are rising and grass is begining to turn green. It also appears that temperatures are back to a normal range in most areas. Seasonal allergies are a concern for many. Here is a news story that talks about ways people with

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Soil Testing History

Have you looked at your past soil testing records? I have heard from several growers who are taking the time to go back in time and look at soil testing information from 5-10 years ago and even a few from 15+ years ago. The good news is Midwest Laboratories has soil testing information available to

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Air Dryers or Paper Towels

Paper towels or Hand Dryers – Which is better?

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