Getting Protein from Crickets

I am starting to learn more about a movement away  from traditional sources of protein like animal meat and milk to getting protein from insects like crickets. Yes, one of the latest trends is cricket flour. Have you heard of this product? I am just starting to learn about it. If you don’t believe me type

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Bottled Water Recalled because of e.Coli

The following story aired this week in the northeast part of the country. “E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply on June 10, 2015. These bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems,” said company officials. Source: myfoxphilly.com report, June 22, 2015 This incident really

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Tomato Issues? – Try Adding Calcium

Check out this article regarding tomatoes, Got calcium? Your tomatoes need it by Debbie Johnson, June 21, 2015.  It really looks at the current growing conditions of tomatoes and makes the case for adding calcium to help insure proper growth of your tomato plants. Plant cells have rigid cell walls. To build those walls, the plant

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Short on Time – Get Answers Today

At Midwest Laboratories, we perform a wide array of analysis. Most of our analysis is listed on our website, This seems to be the approach of most people these days because they are in a hurry to obtain a specific piece of information. I would like to offer another another suggestion. Please consider sending an

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What Do Corn Growers Look For In June?

Check out this video, it does a good job of highlighting the items that growers need to be focusing on. Crop scouting has begun. Those of you in the city, do you know what V5 Growth Stage is and how to account for the following stages? If you don’t, watch the first couple of minutes

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Testing for E.Coli in Drinking Water

Earlier this week, we looked at e.Coli in lakes and streams. Now we are looking closer at public water supplies. It is imperative that municipalities keep a close eye on the public water supply in their areas. In many areas, it has been the wettest May/June on record. The following news report from Greensboro, South

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High Levels of E.Coli in Lakes

May was a particularly wet month for a number of areas across the country.  Overal it ranks as one of the wettest Mays on record. Now we are into June and we are seeing the results of that rainfall and the issues that many lakes and streams could be facing. Higher than normal e.Coli counts

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Growing Your Own Strawberries Today

Ever wanted fresh, juicy, red strawberries within reach? Have you ever thought of trying to do this without creating a new area of dirt in your backyard? What if you live in the heart of a city and you only have access to the sunlight on your patio? The answer is simple, Grow Strawberries using Containers. I

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Soil Testing – Golf Courses

Golf courses are finding the value of soil testing. Case in point, Ingersall Golf Course mentioned in this article. Many golf courses will experience issues with dead grass, weeds or areas where the organic matter may have been removed from too many golf swings hitting the same areas. You really do not have to look

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June is the time for grub damage to start appearing

As you continue to keep up with mowing your lawn after the latest rain, you might want to be on the lookout for the presence of grubs. You may really want to consider an application. Most of the country experienced above average rainfall in May and with warmer temperatures the bugs start coming out. I

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