Plant Tissue Testing Video

It is that time of year again to think about Plant Tissue Testing. Check out the following AG Ph.D. segment that aired in May 2014. It speaks to the real reasons why this test is so valuable. Basically, it comes down to one important item. Are the nutrients in the soil making it up into

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Swimming Pools and Bacteria

Check out this news story and check out some ways you can be sure your pool is being managed effectively. e.Coli is often found in pools. Many pools are monitoring people as they enter to make sure they are not sick. Take precautions and notice the people around you and make sure you are not

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The Future of Precision Ag

Check out this article regarding Precision Ag? Where is Precision Ag Headed? The article point to a future point where soil sensors and drones will continuously send information to a network with updates of the soil’s nutrients. Why are articles being writtten about future precision ag with more new technology?  More time should be spent

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Chicken and Labeling

Check out this news story on information regarding nutritional labeling. I think it is important for people to really understand the type of information that is printed and labeled on our products. This news report does an excellent job of educating people on the information that they commonly see and if in fact, its real

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Online Ag Library

Have you ever wanted more information on a particular topic like soil sampling, plant tissue sampling or interpretation of soil analyis or plant analysis? I would highly suggest checking out the Midwest Laboratories Library Section. Here you will find information regarding specific analysis, sampling techniques and interpretation of reports. It is a great location to brush

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Grow Strawberries Inside?

Check out this video and see how you can stay inside your home this summer and grow strawberries in your home. Your house has the ideal temperature if you keep your home temperature in the 70 – 80 degree range. Strawberries need about 7 hours of sunlight each day. Getting good soil, with proper drainage

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Soil Health Test

Soil Health Report from Midwest Laboratories Soil Health has been quite a buzzword in 2014. Growers are looking for ways to maximize the nutrients in their soil. This in turn will equate to the nutrients getting absorbed by the plants which ultimately means a quality produce output. Midwest Laboratories is introducing a new Soil Health Assessment

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Turning Wastewater into Drinking Water

Can you imagine recyclying your own toilet water and draing from it as your public drinking source. Some areas affected by the recent drought conditions are looking at other ways to manage their drinking water supplies. Check out more in this news story. photo credit: Lester Public Library via photopin cc

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Spring Planting 2014

Typically, a lot of corn is planted the last week in April. Last week, rain was the word across the country. Because of the wet conditions, corn planting was delayed till this week. What a difference a week makes. This week temperatures in the 70s, 80s and 90s in some areas. It is always a

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Is Bacteria a Big Deal at Your House?

You have to check out this news story regarding bacteria in your house. The report looks at a number of areas in a house. Are you aware that bacteria could be very prominent in your dishwasher or washing machine? Your television remote control may be the place with the highest bacteria in your house. See

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