This Weeks Highlights

Spring Planting

Hopefully with today’s sunshine, warmer temperatures and windy conditions, the soil will be able to dry and spring planting can get back on course. Also check the soil temperatures in your area.

New Lawn and Garden Site

Check out the new  lawnandgardentest.com site. Lots of information at your finger tips.  This site will continue to grow with more information.

Plant Tissue Bags

We are receiving large orders for plant tissue bags. Get your tissue bag orders in before the rush occurs in a few weeks.

Have a Great Weekend!

~Brent

 

A Nebraska Laboratory

Nebraska Laboratory

Midwest Laboratories is centrally located in the middle of the country. With a five building campus, Midwest Laboratories currently serves accounts across the company. I think the New Clients in January Map on the Midwest Labs Blog Site really presents a clear picture of clients Midwest Laboratories across the country.

I read many articles that say clients should only use laboratories within a close proximity of their own location to insure quality results match the local surroundings. This is especially true for soil testing.  I would say with today’s technology, clients should check out several laboratories in their area and across the country.

There are thousands of laboratories performing analysis for consumers and companies across the United States.  Obvioulsy, there should be many factors affecting a person’s decision with respect to selecting a laboratory.  At Midwest Laboratories we feel quality analysis, turnaround time at an affordable price are the keys.

Check out different laboratory offerings. How many laboratories are posting their pricing information and analysis information online. How easy is it for you to learn more about a particular laboratory.  Ask yourself these questions too, as you check out laboratories.

What other lab criteria would you use in selecting a particular laboratory for your testing needs?

Shipping Labels

As a client at Midwest Laboratories, you have access to some great deals regarding the shipment of your samples.

Shipping is a key component in making this process an economical one and efficient one. Some options are available for as little as $7-$8.00 a package. In addition, you receive the confidence in knowing that the shipment of your samples will always occur between 9-11.00 am time frame.

If you are paying for your own shipment of samples, you need to look into the options available to you and I think you would really be surprised about the savings you can incur.

If you have questions, contact Brent at 402-334-7770 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 402-334-7770 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

 

Lead in soil

Rockery at the bottom of the gardenThis spring, a number of urban growers have inquired about starting a garden and getting their soil tested for lead. It is a very good idea.  At the present time, a part of the city of Omaha has been in an EPA Lead Cleanup project because of lead that was produced over 5o years ago from production along the Missouri River.  In addition, lead was in almost all paints prior to the 1970’s and many paint chips have found their way into ground and gardens surrounding homes.

Some things to keep in mind:  When taking your sample, wear gloves and take a a sample no deeper than 6 inches.  Take a composite sample by collecting soil from different places in your proposed garden area. All that is needed is a medium-sized ziploc bag.  The price for this analysis is $32.00.

If you have questions, please call a representative at Midwest Laboratories. 402-334-7770

Picture Source|Hannah and Simon

Happy Easter Weekend

Happy Easter!Enjoy this weekend with your family and friends!  It is hard to believe that there is only one more week left in April!

Count your blessings this weekend!

I always like this time of year because the first fruits of spring are just sprouting.

Give your family and friends a special hug and take some time to reflect on this special weekend.

Picture Source | Kevin Dooley