Update from the Field – TaylorAnn Washburn

Snow season in Agriculture

Weather Woes Missouri and the southeast U.S. have seen too much precipitation since Christmas. Whether it’s ice, snow, or rain, Mother Nature has been relentless and made field work nearly impossible; the harvest is delayed in some areas, and many acres are still waiting to be sampled. Some areas have had short windows of decent weather

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Driving Smart Decisions – February 2019 Update

Research, Chromatography, Midwest Labs

A month in the books and we are closer to warmer temperatures as the past few weeks have been unusually cold. Getting Simple Our team is digging in and examining processes that touch our clients. We are looking at ways to improve how we receive samples, paperwork and the receipt of the samples. The objective

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Update from the Field Joe Thelen

Snow season in Agriculture

Timing is Everything! Fall weather made an impact on the soil samples coming to the lab. Extremely wet conditions delayed harvest, and then the ground froze keeping samplers out of the fields. Mother Nature continued to wreak havoc by adding snow and essentially halting sampling in many areas. Despite the weather challenges, samplers did their

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Update from the Field Jim Grilliot

Agriculture Farming update

It is Tradeshow season for the agriculture industry, and we have eyes and ears in AZ. This week we caught up with Field Representative Jim Grilliot to hear how his time at the annual Kansas Association of Independent Crop Consultants meeting went this past week. “I was able to visit with numerous existing clients and also meet

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Which lab is the best soil testing laboratory?

Soil, Soil Lab, Soils Laboratory

It is an interesting question. Obviously, there are a number of outstanding laboratories. However, the bigger question is the following: What should I be looking for when selecting a soil testing lab? Here are some key differentials to look for: Quality Soil Testing – What should I be looking for with respect to quality at

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Food Safety Around the Holidays

It’s that time of year where the food comes in bulk, leftovers are plentiful, and friends and family gather to catch up on the year. At Midwest Laboratories we know how important Thanksgiving food is on Thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving brings out the families special recipes and traditional dishes. And let us not forget the sheer quantity. We

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