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


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


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


Plant Tissue Testing Time!

Why Plant Tissue Analysis? Analysis of plant tissues is an extremely useful tool for growers. Not only can plant tissue testing be used to monitor the nutrient status of plants but it can help identify nutrient deficiencies and imbalances. This allows growers to more effectively tailor their nutrient management programs to meet a crop’s specific


Spring is Here!

Well folks, It’s about that time when mother nature starts warming things up for Spring! That means it’s time to test your plants at Midwest Laboratories. You can order plant sample bags by going to Order Supplies on your MyLab Portal or by calling us at 402-334-7770 today. You can submit and print off the


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


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


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


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