Update from the Field – TaylorAnn Washburn

Weather Woes My last update talked about the weather, and unfortunately, I must bring it up again. Parts of my territory have experienced devastating flooding, and others have been struck by other forms of severe weather. While the light at the end of the tunnel may not seem visible, eventually we’ll dry out, recover, and

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Free Private Water Well Testing Available to Homeowners Affected by Flooding

Well Water Kit

Ensuring safe drinking water and well water for residents of Nebraska and surrounding states. To support our neighbors recovering from the Midwest floods, Midwest Labs, Papio-Missouri River, NRD, Lower Platte South NRD, in cooperation with the Douglas County Health Department and Sarpy/Cass Health Department will offer a limited number of well water quality tests to

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Update From The Field – Kayla Simms

Food Lab

__ FROM THE HOME FRONT As snow hits the ground and continues to fall, things are just heating up at Midwest Laboratories. In my role within Sales and Client Relations, it’s important to meet all of our clients to learn what’s changing in your industry. How can Midwest Laboratories help to drive smarter decisions for

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Affordable Soil Testing for Lawn and Garden

Overseeding, grass, april

I came across this article…NPK Soil Test Kits – Soil Forum and could not believe the dialogue on the forum. $80.000 – $100.00 for a soil pH test  | That is incredibly high for one test. At Midwest Laboratories the price is $6.00 for a soil pH The Lawn and Garden Test offered at Midwest

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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

Snow season in Agriculture

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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Chilly mornings – no match for Ethylene Glycol

Cold Mornings - making sure ice stays off your windshield

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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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

Snow season in Agriculture

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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Voices in Food Production – Jane Caldwell

Food & Beverage, Food Production

Getting the Scoop with Dr. Jane Caldwell On Oct 10th we host our second annual Voices in Food Production Symposium. We asked our line-up of speakers to present a spread of hot topics within the food industry. Today we spoke with Dr. Jane Caldwell to discuss her topic of refrigeration shelf life. Jane has a

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