Manure Delivers Benefits

There is a great article in AGRI-NEWS, March 5, 2016 entitled, “Manure delivers soil health, crop nutrient benefits” by  Tom C. Doran The article looks at the benefits of manure from an economic standpoint: Depending on species and how much precipitation water is getting into that manure, every 1,000 gallons of liquid dairy or liquid

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Comparing Results – Soil Kit and a Laboratory Soil Test

Many times this question comes up. SOIL TEST KIT?  or SOIL LAB TEST   Many people have thought about this question but how many people look into the process and see how the two compare. This past month, an individual sent a sample to Midwest Laboratories and tried to prove this concept. His report was

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Lawn Tips for May

This year my lawn looks great. Even with the lack of moisture for most of April, I have been able to create a nice, thick green lawn. Here are some tips I recommend. Get a soil test. A soil test can really help you see which nutrients are lacking in the soil and it can

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Maximizing Your Vegetable Garden Produce with $5 off the Lawn and Garden Soil Test

The beautiful weather outside has us thinking (and hoping) spring has sprung in the Midwest. Already, the birds are starting to chirp, the grass is turning greener, and the bugs are beginning their comeback tour. It is now the time to start thinking about all the fresh produce that is going to come out of

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Lead found in several schools drinking water

Across the country, schools are checking their drinking water for lead. Boston tested water in 26 different schools and found two schools with elevated levels of lead. Similar testing is being conducted around the country in homes, schools and businesses. The EPA has strict guidelines for lead in water. Any lead content over 15 ppb, (parts

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Shipping Samples to Midwest Laboratories

     Today I am writing you to make sure you know about all of the options you have when it comes to shipping samples to Midwest Laboratories.  The informaiton here is listed on the Midwest Laboratories Shipping Page. 

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Growing Large Pumpkins in 2016

The last few days I have noticed some new accounts looking at soil testing for growing large pumpkins. I have worked with some pumpkin growers and I have learned it is quite an art and science. The best part, is pumpkin growers really look at their soil testing numbers and understand their nutrients quite well,

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Shipping Samples Options

Midwest Laboratories offers several shipping options for its clients.

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Does Your Water Contain Lead?

It is well-known of the current lead issues in drinking water in Flint Michigan. Now, a newly released article from USA Today, suggests the issues of lead in drinking water is more widespread throughout the United States than originally thought. The article states nearly 2000 water systems throughout all 50 states have tested with lead

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Which lab is the best soil testing laboratory?

Updated March 12, 2016 This question come up every year. This year we are seeing a large number of soil samples due to the warmer than normal pre-spring temperatures. As more and more growers and retailers discover how soil testing results can impact their yield results, Midwest Laboratories continues to work at improving its processes

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