Soil temperatures are still low

Soil, Soil Temperature, temperature

April 5th, 2018 Current soil temperature is 33 degrees in Omaha, NE. Far below the ten-year average soil temperature for April 5th, in Omaha, NE at 49.6 degrees. For those itching to plant, It’s important to adjust your timeline when the soil temperature is so low. Remember the goal is to provide yield, and with

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Overseeding your lawn in April

Overseeding, grass, april

Developing a Healthy Lawn Are you looking to get your lawn ready for a May Graduation event or end of school get together?  Overseeding in April can help you achieve a healthy lawn. Soon the temperatures will creep past 70 degrees and with that, the ground temperature will warm quickly. Now is the time to

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Driving Smart Decisions – March 2018

Welcome It is an exciting time of the year. We are coming out of winter and temperatures are starting to warm-up quickly. (See Graphic: Source greencastonline.com). Current Soil Temperatures in Omaha, 31 degrees F. for March 2, 2018. Many clients begin ordering their spring sampling supplies. Today, this process is a 4-step process with login on

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MIDWEST LABORATORIES ANNOUNCES NEW OVERNIGHT SHIPPING PROGRAM

LaVista, NE – Midwest Laboratories announced during the 2018 Agronomy seminar, beginning March 1, 2018, they are launching a new FedEx Overnight Shipping Solution, exclusive for Midwest Laboratories clients. In order to get the data their clients need to make critical business decisions; Midwest Laboratories will now offer $20 overnight flat rate freight for packages

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How to Take a Manure Sample

More than ever, properly managing manure has become a fundamental aspect of farm management. To manage efficiently, analyzing manure for its nutrient composition is strongly suggested. By analyzing your Manure, you get a full understanding of the nutrients your ground is receiving. When preparing for an analysis of your manure, it’s essential to send in

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Benefits of Manure & Compost

In 1907, Theodore Roosevelt said, “the nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” Manure and compost are used as an amendment to improve soil fertility and to add soil quality. It will provide essential nutrients such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, as well as enhance the microbial population necessary to release nutrients from the soil as

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Driving Smart Decisions – January 2018

Welcome to 2018 At Midwest Laboratories, we are anticipating another exciting year of analysis. In 2017, we updated many laboratory instruments and that investment paid off nicely with the receipt of large volumes of samples in various departments. One of our goals is to identify specific analysis areas that can be updated through technology and

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Prioritizing Your Fertility Needs

by Tim Mundorf, CCA National Training & Precision Ag Specialist With grain prices a little lower than they have been in past years we get questions at the laboratory concerning where growers can cut back their fertilizer recommendations. Balancing crop revenue vs fertilizer cost for any given year and a particular grower’s financial situation as

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How Do I Test For Mycotoxins in Corn

Background Mycotoxins, as defined by Webster, are “a toxic substance produced by a fungus and especially a mold” For growers, the definition goes much deeper. Quality is the key here. Everyone is a bit cautious when buying and selling grain.  Seeking professional analysis from a laboratory or local grain inspection service is the way to go. In

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