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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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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When to Stop Watering Your Lawn This Fall

The fall of 2015 has been a very unusually dry and warm one across the midwest. With high temperatures in the 60’s -70’s and lows in the 50’s, the conditions are just right for some last minute fall lawn seeding or repair with sod. Many irrigation companies are also wanting customers to winterize their lawn

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Time may be right to overseed your lawn

This summer has been an unusual one on a number of fronts. I have fertilized twice this summer, (July  and August)  and have constantly battled weeds. Through it all the grass has remained very green and has required very little watering because of the frequent rains. Also, future forecasts for September show September to be a

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Lawn Update – August

July was kind of a tough month for lawns.  It was a  wild month of weeds and a reemergence of grubs. In addition, the beginning of the month brought cooler temperatures and I found myself applying nitrogen to a lawn that had lost nutrients during the month  of June. As we begin August, temperatures are

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