Driving Smart Decisions – July Update

Welcome The Fourth of July is typically the half-way mark for summer. A time of celebration and giving thanks for our freedoms as U.S. Citizens July Announcements Stay Tuned: This month we will have some new initiatives we will be rolling out for our clients. These items are in the final stages of testing and

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Leaf Blight on Nebraska Lawns

Leaf Blight

Have you ever had those straw-brown patches in your lawn and wondered what did I do wrong or, why is my grass dying? Have you heard of Ascochtya leaf blight? If you haven’t, that’s ok. Until Leaf blight takes toll on lawns, was written by Sarah Browning this past week in the Lincoln Journal Star, I

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Pumpkins, Pumpkins, and more Pumpkins

Pumpkins, Growing, Season

It is that time of year to plant those pumpkins for fall harvest. Linked is an interesting article from the Old Farmer’s Almanac; Growing Pumpkins – Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Pumpkins. Below is a quick breakdown of the pumpkin varieties. Miniature pumpkins: ‘Jack Be Little’ miniature pumpkin variety, perfect for a holiday table. Vine variety.

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Driving Smart Decisions – May Update

Soil, Planting, Plants

Welcome May is here, and so are the warm temperatures. This spring we continue to see an increase in the number of new accounts and client inquiries. We have taken some steps this month to help facilitate this increase by offering clients the ability to communicate via text message. This new system is excellent for mobile

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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. Send in a fresh sample for the most accurate reading. Try to time

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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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