Soil Testing – Why?

If you are looking for a good read on soil testing, please consider reading this simple, 2-page article. Soil Testing is worth the Effort – by Lee Reich The best part of this article is the second page on the topic of Nitrogen.

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Fall Soil Season

Earlier this morning we received our daily shipment of soils from one of our carriers. This fall, Midwest Laboratories has introduced a new soil box that is reinforced for heavier weights. The new boxes are eco-friendly, no white coloring as our previous boxes. In addition, the boxes are much stronger and will not break with

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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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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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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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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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IFT Annual Conference 2016

The IFT 2016 Conference brings together a wide array of food partners, from ingredients and products to production support and laboratory testing. I have been impressed with the number of visitors and current clients who have stopped by and shared their current experiences. There is a tremendous amount of sharing of new ideas and learning

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Great Benefits For Fall Soil Grid Sampling Companies

2016 Fall Soil Sampling Here are some resources and benefits to Midwest Laboratories Soil Sampling Clients. To take advantage of these benefits, you will need a Midwest Laboratories Account. It only takes a couple of minutes to submit your information online and most accounts are setup the same day they are received during normal business hours.

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