Harvest Map 2016

Harvesting has begun Harvesting has begun in some areas of the country. If you want to follow the harvest figures check out these maps for corn and soybeans at AgWeb. These pages provide information about location and yield in different locations across the country. AgWeb Corn Harvest Map AgWeb Soybean Harvest Map In addition, I

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Pet Treat Testing Package

Analysis The Pet Treat Package is a very popular analysis package for people looking to sell pet treats in the marketplace or online. Many people wonder where to start when it comes to analysis.  The recommended place to start is the BASIC TREAT PACKAGE – $30 Analysis Includes: Moisture Crude Protein Fat (acid hydrolysis) Crude

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Soil Sampling Supply Orders

September is the time when Midwest Laboratory Clients order their sampling supplies for soil sample collection. Clients at Midwest Laboratories receive the following benefits: Free Soil Bags for Clients  – We try to encourage soil samplers to order their bags in bulk and large order shipment requests are received and sent out the same day.

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Stalk Nitrate Testing is Here!

Stalk Nitrate

Testing Stalk Nitrate in Corn A number of growers find the information from this particular analysis very valuable. If you are unfamiliar with this type of test, consider watching the following video which gives instructions on how to take the sample. Also, if you need breathable sample bags, consider ordering your stalk nitrate bags from

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Some September Lawn Tips

Lawn, Grass, Grubs

Fall is almost here. I like to get a little bit of a head start by working on the lawn during the pre-fall maintenance period, (Late-August to Mid-September). I have found that if I invest a little time and effort during this period, I will see a return on my efforts this fall, (Late September)

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Crops look great

Corn, Healthy, yield

Nebraska and Kansas are beautiful this time of year. This past weekend I had the chance to drive through Nebraska and Kansas and crops overall look very good for this time of year. The combination of corn growing degree days and regular moisture has contributed to favorable conditions this summer. It will be interesting to see

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Grubs are Back – Take Action Now!

Grubs

They came sooner than expected. Over the last few weeks, I’ve slowly noticed some brown spots appearing in lawns adjacent to my property. I am typically proactive when it comes to maintaining my lawn, and I like to make sure weeds are in check, and if there is a cooler period in the summer, I will

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Lead in Water – Additional Testing

Lead, water, quality

What are the impacts? Lead in water continues to make the news in communities across the country. Many school officials, business managers, and homeowners are taking steps to discover more about the quality of their water supply. A few months ago, I posted this article, Does Your Water Contain Lead? And we received some inquiries about this

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Fire Warning – Linseed Oil

fire liquid, fire

Have you thought about restoring the woodwork on your deck? If you are thinking about this process, you need to watch the following news story. It really highlights the danger of hot temperatures and flammability. In addition, the video really shows that cloths coated in oils can easily catch on fire because of hot temperatures.

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IFT Annual Conference 2016

Changing the future. The IFT 2016 Conference brings together a wide array of food partners, from ingredients and products to production support and laboratory testing. I have been impressed with the number of visitors and current clients who have stopped by and shared their experiences. There is a tremendous amount of sharing. Many great new

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