corn early summer
The temperatures are quite comfortable as we start the month of June, but very soon we will be moving quickly toward hotter and more humid conditions in the Midwest region. This type of weather is terrific for plants as they begin to grow. May was a wet month, so it will be interesting to see what June brings in the area of weather.


Changes in technology continue to occur at a rapid pace. At Midwest Laboratories we are continually looking at ways to enhance the customer experience. This month you will begin to see a new look on our customer portal and some other enhancements to our site. We welcome your feedback on these changes and invite you to learn more on our new login page.


Plant season is here. Sample volumes continue to increase and plant tissue bags are being ordered and sent out to customers.


Pre-Sidedress Late Spring Nitrate Test is a very popular test right now.  (Learn more by downloading this document from the Midwest Laboratories Library.  Also, soil volumes remain high for this time of year, 6000+ per day.

Also check out this article, “The Economics of Soil Health” published in Farm Journal’s AgPro Online News Site. Midwest Laboratories National AG Sales Trainer, Tim Mumford contributed to this article.

Upcoming Shows

Institute of Food Technologists Expo – Please stop by and visit our staff in  Booth 2417 – June 25 -28, 2017

InfoAg – Please stop by and visit with our staff in Booth 45 – July -27, 2017


We are receiving some food safety inquiries in the areas of water testing, food allergens, salmonella and e.Coli analysis. If you have FSMA questions, please talk to a Midwest Laboratories Representative today.


This summer make sure you set aside time to be with friends and family. Maybe it is a trip to the zoo or a drive to the nearest park. Get outside and enjoy some time together. Most of all make it a safe one this summer with any activity you do.

Building Tomorrow Together

Brent Pohlman | President