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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It’s National Lawn Care Month

During April, the National Association of Landscape Professionals kicked off National Lawn Care Month. In the age of ever-expanding technology, it seems we as Americans value a well-manicured lawn more than a remodeled kitchen or other household upgrades. Surveys tell us that an astounding 77% of respondents report relaxing in their yards at least once

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Update From The Field – Jim Grilliot

Not An Ordinary Spring Rush                                                In the agriculture industry, the spring months generally bring about more items on a To Do List than hours in the day.  Due to the extreme winter, and the repercussions of said extreme winter, retailers and growers alike, have found that their list of duties has grown to epic

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Update From The Field – Joe Sisco

Cation Exchange for soil

#Plant2019 The long winter is now in the history books as alfalfa and winter wheat break their dormancy. The Top-dress applications of Nitrogen & Sulfur blends have begun on winter wheat acres across CO, Western NE, and KS before April showers. Phosphate & Potassium applications on established alfalfa are underway as hay producers follow nutrient

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Update From The Field – Jim Fasching

Winter, Winters, Winter! Many of us have experienced a challenging winter. Travel difficulties, vortexes and a lot of snow have been topics of conversation at the conferences and trade shows. Dealers and consultants at the conferences are also referencing problems with taking soil samples last fall. And, are looking at spring soil sampling to bring

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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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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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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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Update from the Field Jim Grilliot

Agriculture Farming update

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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