Reusable Water Bottles and Bacteria

If you have not read this article, Which Is Dirtier: Your Reusable Water Bottle or a Toilet Seat? by HILLARY EATON Last Updated: Sep 23, 2016 you really should. It is an interesting article and it really drives home the point that reusable water containers should be cleaned periodically. I also like how the article lists different

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Harvest Map 2016

Harvesting has begun in some areas of the country. If you want to follow the harvest figures check out these maps for corn and soybeans at AgWeb. These pages provide information about location and yield in different locations across the country. AgWeb Corn Harvest Map AgWeb Soybean Harvest Map In addition, I really like the

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Pet Treat Testing Package

The Pet Treat Package is a very popular analysis package for people looking to sell pet treats in the marketplace or online. Many people wonder where to start when it comes to analysis.  The recommended place to start is the BASIC TREAT PACKAGE – $30 Analysis Includes: Moisture Crude Protein Fat (acid hydrolysis) Crude Fiber

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Soil Sampling Supply Orders

September is the time when Midwest Laboratorie Clients order their sampling supplies for soil sample collection. Clients at Midwest Laboratories receive the following benefits: Free Soil Bags for Clients  – We try to encourage soil samplers to order their bags in bulk and large order shipment requests are received and sent out the same day.

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Stalk Nitrate Testing is Here!

A number of growers find the information from this particular analysis very valuable. If you are unfamiliar with this type of test, consider watching the following video which gives instructions on how to take the sample. Also, if you need breathable sample bags, consider ordering your stalk nitrate bags from Midwest Laboratories. In 2015, we

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Some September Lawn Tips

Fall is almost here. I like to get a little bit of a head start by working on the lawn during the pre-fall maintenance period, (Late-August to Mid-September). I have found that if I invest a little time and effort during this time period, I will see a return on my efforts this fall, (Late

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Crops look great

This past weekend I had the chance to drive through Nebraska and Kansas and crops overall look very good for this time of year. The combination of corn growing degree days and regular moisture has contributed to favorable conditions this summer. It will be interesting to see how these conditions apply with respect to the stalk

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Grubs are Back – Take Action Now!

Over the last few weeks I’ve slowly noticed some brown spots appearing in lawns adjacent to my property. I am typically proactive when it comes to maintaining my lawn and I like to make sure weeds are in check and if there is a cooler period in the summer, I will take the opportunity to apply

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Lead in Water – Additional Testing

Lead in water continues to make the news in communities across the country. Many school officials, business managers and homeowners are taking steps to discover more about the quality of their water supply.  A few months ago, I posted this article, Does Your Water Contain Lead? and we received a number of inquiries about this story. Lead

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Fire Warning – Linseed Oil

Have you thought about restoring the word work on your deck? If you are thinking about this process, you need to watch the following news story. It really highlights the danger of hot temperatures and flammability. In addition, the video really shows that cloths coated in oils can easily catch on fire because of hot

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