Can Midwest Laboratories Test This?

This is the number one question we receive at Midwest Laboratories.  The following table is a great guide which give you access to analysis available at Midwest Laboratories. Midwest Laboratories Analysis Matrix *Information regarding certification and rush analysis should be obtained by speaking directly to a Midwest Laboratories Customer Service Representative (Office) 402-334-7770. **Normal turnaround time

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Receiving Soil Samples at Midwest Laboratories

This time of year is always a time when samples arrive in large quantities. If you look closely at the bags, you will see each sample is individually stickered. We take the process of receiving samples very seriously. The lab numbers are cross-checked with the sample submittal forms to insure the samples are in the

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Shipping Samples to Midwest Laboratories

Sending samples to the laboratory can be a tough task, especially for those people who are literally pulling samples in the field. I am talking about soil samplers. In addition, understanding the costs of shipping can also be a challenge. UPS and FedEx have now inititated dimensional weight into the price equation to their respective

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Stalk Nitrate Tests

This year stalk nitrate testing seems to be the popular analysis going into October. A number of growers are looking at how much nitrogen was taken from the soil to the plant. Just yesterday, a number of growers were dropping off samples at the front door, anticipating the results as a precursor to soil sampling.

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October Lawn Tips

You have a little time to check the nutrients in your soil and apply a nutrient application to your lawn. The first thing you should do is get your lawn soil tested. At Midwest Laboratories, you will receive an analysis report with nutrient recommendations for the soil. The analysis process takes 2-3 days once samples

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Which Soil Test Package Should I Select?

Here are some reminders which are noted on the MidwestLabs.com Site.  Most soil testing laboratories offer these soil testing packages. If you cannot find a particular soil test method, please contact a soil testing representative at Midwest Laboratories (402-334-7770) or email your question to  getsoilinfo@midwestlabs.com Test Package Suggestions If a field has never been sampled before, we recommend the complete test S3C. For grain crops that will require nitrogen, we recommend tests S1AN or S2N, which include nitrate nitrogen. In low rainfall areas, we also recommend a subsoil nitrate test. For legume crops, we recommend a test including Boron analysis (tests S3, S3C, or S6). In areas of high soil pH (over 7.1), we recommend test S1B (with Bicarbonate Phosphorus) and/or S2.

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Now is The Time To Order Soil Sampling Supplies

September is the busiest time of the year for Midwest Laboratories Shipping Department.  Our shipping department is keeping up with the current demand, but this year we are seeing a lot of clients ordering supplies in preparation for fall soil sampling If you have a Midwest Laboratories Account, you can order your supplies online: soil bags,

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Do You Enjoy the Colors of Fall?

This time of year brings out all kinds of colors in the trees and landscape Pumpkins are starting to appear around towns and markets. Leaves are turning colors right before our eyes.  It is that time of year. Follow the impressive colors of fall around the country on this site, Fall Foliage Map 2015. This

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Soil Testing Could Provide Answers for Algae Issue

Came across this article, “Testing farm soil can help in algae fight“-August 31, 2015 The paragraph that struck me was the following, Phosphorus, a key food for plants, also is a key food for algae. Scientists have recommended cutting the amount of phosphorus in the watershed that feeds western Lake Erie by 40 percent to

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A September Lawn Tip

A few years ago, I listed some September Lawn Tips that are making there way back on Google this year. All of these tips are good tips for the fall, but I want to highlight one tip in particular. Overseeding your lawn – I have found that fall is the best time to apply some

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