The cool temperatures and wet conditions in September delayed harvesting by a couple of weeks this fall. As a result, many growers harvested fields in a shortened amount of time. Also, the weather turned unseasonably warmer and drier. At this point in the Omaha area, I can only remember three times when the low temperatures have been below freezing.
These conditions also had an impact on sample volumes, more soil samples in a shorter time frame.
In 2016, Midwest Laboratories associates took steps to upgrade instrumentation, programming code, and other internal processes to ensure turnaround times remain consistent. (2-3 days from the time the sample is received).
Soil sampling supplies: soil bags, boxes, shipping labels continue to be sent out, and soil sampling looks strong till Thanksgiving.
We take turnaround time seriously all year long.
Here is one example:
Mailed samples 6 days ago to @MidwestLabs got results today! That’s a great turnaround considering they received on Thursday.
— Brian Ulen (@brianu24) November 15, 2016