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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March Lawn Care Tips

IMarch is here!  Time to start thinking about your lawn. Here are five tips to consider as you look to get your lawn ready this month.  

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Double-Dipping and Bacteria

The weekends are typically a time when people get togehter for drinks and appetizers.  Typically the appetizers are on a table with some crackers, chips and dips. Have you ever thought of this area as a breding ground for bacteria? Are there any dangers in double-dipping?

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A Closer look at Fast-Food Salads

I have often wondered whether salads really are a good way to maintain a healthy diet or not. I believe salads can be a part of a healthy diet, but it is important to know the facts.  The facts put the numbers quickly into perspective.

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