Analysis for Microcystin in Ponds and Lakes

This time of year, many area lakes and ponds test for the presence of microcystin. Microcystin, Microcystin, (otherwise known as blue-algae)  as defined by the EPA, “Microcystins are toxins produced by cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are also known as blue-green algae and are ubiquitous in surface water when conditions are favorable for growth and formation of algal

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Stalk Nitrate Testing – Bags

In 2015, Midwest Laboratories introduced new stalk nitrate bags to the market. These new bags were introduced in late August and we quickly ran out of inventory. For more information on stalk nitrate testing, check out the Midwest Laboratories Stalk Nitrate Testing Brochure.  These Stalk Nitrate Bags provided clients with the following benefits. More reliable

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July Lawn Tips

The weather in June, in this part of the country have been quite hot with the average high being in the 90’s.  It has put some stress on our lawns. Here are some tips to help your lawn fight these hot days. Look for really, really brown spots. You might have some grubs. It may

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Plant Tissue & Soil Testing in 2016

Plant Tissue Testing is occurring as we speak.  Corn Plants are coming out of the ground. In the Midwest,  the hot temperatures and high humidity are contributing to the plant growth. 2016 has been a very unusual year. Many growers are seeing the value in testing not only the plants which is very common this

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