Update from the Field

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


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


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


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


As the summer is heating up so are the use of reusable water bottles. Staying hydrated is key to enjoying the summer sun. But, are you washing your water bottle properly? KETV News Watch 7 joined us a few weeks ago to see if staff members around their office were cleaning out their water bottles


CropLife Newsletter – Plant Nutrition Today.

Soil Bags, Soil Testing

Understanding Soil Acidity Agriculture needs to rely on sustainability to protect long-term soil productivity. Soils from around the world tend to become acidic with time. The tropical climates tend to have more issues with soil acidity. Soil acidity limits crop yields due to the negative impacts on soils physical and biological properties.  Effective use of