Plant Tissue Testing is occurring as we speak. Corn Plants are coming out of the ground. In the Midwest, the hot temperatures and high humidity are contributing to the plant growth. 2016 has been a very unusual year. Many growers are seeing the value in testing not only the plants which is very common this
Check out this weeks story in the USAToday, “Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health” by Elizabeth Weise Genetically engineered crops are safe for humans and animals to eat and have not caused increases in cancer, obesity, gastrointestinal illnesses, kidney disease, autism or allergies, an exhaustive report from the National Academies of Science released
There is a great article in AGRI-NEWS, March 5, 2016 entitled, “Manure delivers soil health, crop nutrient benefits” by Tom C. Doran The article looks at the benefits of manure from an economic standpoint: Depending on species and how much precipitation water is getting into that manure, every 1,000 gallons of liquid dairy or liquid
Many times this question comes up. SOIL TEST KIT? or SOIL LAB TEST Many people have thought about this question but how many people look into the process and see how the two compare. This past month, an individual sent a sample to Midwest Laboratories and tried to prove this concept. His report was
This year my lawn looks great. Even with the lack of moisture for most of April, I have been able to create a nice, thick green lawn. Here are some tips I recommend. Get a soil test. A soil test can really help you see which nutrients are lacking in the soil and it can
The beautiful weather outside has us thinking (and hoping) spring has sprung in the Midwest. Already, the birds are starting to chirp, the grass is turning greener, and the bugs are beginning their comeback tour. It is now the time to start thinking about all the fresh produce that is going to come out of
Across the country, schools are checking their drinking water for lead. Boston tested water in 26 different schools and found two schools with elevated levels of lead. Similar testing is being conducted around the country in homes, schools and businesses. The EPA has strict guidelines for lead in water. Any lead content over 15 ppb, (parts
Today I am writing you to make sure you know about all of the options you have when it comes to shipping samples to Midwest Laboratories. The informaiton here is listed on the Midwest Laboratories Shipping Page.
The last few days I have noticed some new accounts looking at soil testing for growing large pumpkins. I have worked with some pumpkin growers and I have learned it is quite an art and science. The best part, is pumpkin growers really look at their soil testing numbers and understand their nutrients quite well,
Midwest Laboratories offers several shipping options for its clients.