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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Triumph of Ag 2016

Today, I will be attending one of my favorite agriculture shows in Omaha. The Triumph of Ag Show has been a fixture in Omaha for the past 50 years. The Mancuso Family does a great job running this show.

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Higher than Normal Soil Temperatures

Check out today’s soil temperature map and you will see that our soil temperatures are much higher than normal. Check out today’s soil temperature map link and key, (Source: Greencastonline.com

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Spring Soil Testing

I came across a good article, “Managing soil on a new farm” by Sonja Begemann

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