Midwest Labs Soil Season Guide

Fall Soil Season is Here! Though 2020 has brought about many changes in our lives, one thing has not changed; your trusted soil testing partner, Midwest Labs. We are so excited and honored you have chosen to partner with us for your soil testing needs. We know this is a vital part of your livelihood

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Plant Tissue Sampling Steps Part 3

Happy Summer! Plant season is well underway and corn crops are exceeding the 12-inch threshold. During week three of your Shared Insights Program, the key is focusing on the right leaf from each plant for your sample. Joe Sisco, our field representative, is out in the field again to help demonstrate the process for collecting

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Plant Tissue Sampling Steps Part 2

Plant tissue sampling is a valuable crop management tool. Routine soil testing shows levels of nutrient reserves in the soil, which is necessary for a proper soil fertility program. Ensuring that the soil is properly stocked with nutrients is a cost-effective way to produce maximum yields. But fall or spring soil tests cannot show how

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Plant Tissue Sampling Steps

Plant tissue sampling provides a picture of the nutritional status of your crops. Combined with soil, you can build a 360° view of your fields and crops to make better management decisions that could drive higher yields and reduce input costs throughout the growing season. Top-quality and profitable yields don’t just happen. There are many

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Nutrient Uses In Plants

Plant Nutrients: Plants need nutrients for the same reasons that animals need them. Plants need proper nutrients to germinate, grow, fight off diseases and pests and to reproduce. Nutrients are needed in larger and smaller or trace amounts for the plant to stay healthy. Nutrient Categories: There are three key types of nutrients to consider

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MyLab Portal: Reviewing Crop Recommendations

Are you wondering how to review your crop recommendations on the MyLab Portal? Well you are in luck because Midwest Labs is here to help. Please click below for the next episode in our educational series as field representatives, Ashley Babl and Joe Sisco review the steps. For any questions about your soil reports and

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An Introduction to Spring Soil Sampling

If you are anything like our Lawn and Garden Field Representative, Ashley Babl, you take great pride in your lawn and garden. Maybe this year you are ready to take things to the next level. The first step in getting there is testing your lawn and garden soil samples this spring. Midwest Labs offers these

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Buffer Index, CEC and Lime Application

As you learned in the first YouTube Video in our educational series, pH plays a vital role in the health and nutrient availability of your soil. Please tune into our second video of the series to learn more about Buffer Index as it relates to your soil and appropriate lime application from our field representatives

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Plant Parasitic Nematodes by Jim Grilliot

Agronomy, Plant Tissue, Plant, Sample, Sampling

Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Corn  Plant parasitic nematodes are microscopic organisms that require living host plant tissue to feed on in order to grow and reproduce.  They live in the soil and feed in or on the corn plants root system. These nematodes can be found in just about every cornfield to varying degrees.  There are

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Update from the Field

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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