Update from the Field – TaylorAnn Washburn

Snow season in Agriculture

Weather Woes Missouri and the southeast U.S. have seen their fair share too much precipitation since Christmas. Whether it’s ice, snow, or rain, Mother Nature has been relentless and made field work nearly impossible; the harvest is delayed in some areas, and many acres are still waiting to be sampled. Some areas have had short

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Driving Smart Decisions – February 2019 Update

Research, Chromatography, Midwest Labs

A month in the books and we are closer to warmer temperatures as the past few weeks have been unusually cold. Getting Simple Our team is digging in and examining processes that touch our clients. We are looking at ways to improve how we receive samples, paperwork and the receipt of the samples. The objective

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Update from the Field Joe Thelen

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

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Update from the Field Jim Grilliot

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

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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’d

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Chilly mornings – no match for Ethylene Glycol

Tis the season for chilly mornings and heating your car a few minutes before forcing yourself in the seat and on the road.   Ever wonder how your windshield wiper fluid tends to stay fluid and doesn’t freeze up while wiping your windows? Well, we are not under any impression that you all haven’t heard of antifreeze, but

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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

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Driving Smart Decisions – November Update

November Update It is that time of the year. Harvest is in full swing and the fall cool breeze is back. The leaves have fully turned colors and are quickly making their descent to the ground. In addition, growers are in the field evaluating their current yields and contracts for 2019. At Midwest Laboratories, the

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Update from the Field – TaylorAnn Washburn

Field Representative, TaylorAnn Washburn gives an update from the southeastern regions of the US.    Missouri While northern Missouri is drying off from the excessive rain earlier in October, southeast Missouri is now taking on the rainstorms. The state has seen the drought of 2018, the flood of 2018, and the blizzard of 2018 –

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Update From the Field – Jim Grilliot

With recent rains, the fall harvest and wheat planting have been put on hold. The rain totals are anywhere from 2-11 inches over the past week to 10 days in Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Texas panhandle. WHEAT & CORN Planted wheat acres are at 50% as of October 10th. With saturated soil and water standing

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