Soil and Plant Update

The spring soil testing season continues to be strong. We are seeing a strong surge of soil samples which is a little unusual for this time of the year, but it really does show that growers and retailers are continually monitoring fields to ensure proper soil nutrients are available for proper plant growth.

Speaking of plants, we are starting to see an increase in plant tissue samples. Some growers were able to get their planting done in early to mid-April and the first sign of corn at V2 and V3 stage. If you need plant tissue bags, please call and talk to a representative at Midwest Laboratories.

Pet Treat Update – Those of you who make pet treats and sell them on a retail levelpet treat testing

Coming soon will be a much cleaner interface to order basic pet treat package online. Thank you to those of you who have contacted us and have worked with us as we are trying to put in a more robust order system. The Basic Pet Treat Analysis lists at $32.000 and requires a half of a pound of sample for analysis.

Restaurants/Convenience Stores – Do you need calorie counts for your menu items or nutritional labels for food items you sell at your store location? Speak to a representative today and help us learn more about your analysis needs. We are seeing an increased volume of samples in this area and want to work with you to help meet your analysis needs.

Coming in June

We will be rolling out a new client interface. We are moving toward a new process where log-in will be directed from a user’s email address rather than a shared account number for a much better user experience and tighter security. If you would like more information, speak to your account manager or a client services representative.


At Midwest Laboratories, we are continuing to look at our processes and instrumentation to help keep costs down and look for better ways to ensure efficient turnaround times. We believe we are making a number of improvements in these areas and we always appreciate feedback from you, our clients. If you have some ideas or suggestions of how we can effectively serve your needs better, please let us know.