Tips when sending samples to Midwest Laboratories

Sending Samples into Midwest Laboratories: Please follow these tips

1)  Open an account if you do not have one    Credit Application – New Account


  • Helps with the logging process to make sure your samples are logged to you.
  • Invoicing for analysis can occur. Without an account, pre-payment is required

2) Include Paperwork  with your sample(s)


  • Include your Name/Contact information
  • Make sure Sample identification is reflected on your paperwork
  • Make sure analysis is clearly printed with respect to your sample – helps with logging
  • First-time clients, call a client services representative to help insure paperwork is in place and analysis will be meeting your needs from the start


  • Without client services involvement, your analysis needs may not be met to your specifications
  • No paperwork equates to delays in turnaround time
  • No contact information will result in delays if questions occur

Soil Testing Update

Will be working this weekend to get completely caught up on soils.

Soil Testing Note

29,000 soils  received Tuesday, October 12, 2010

22,000 were analyzed and reported to clients on Thursday, October 14, 2010!

Wow!!  – We work hard to improve processes each year to deliver on numbers like this.

Soil Samples

New Soil Sample Record

Over 29,000 soils were received yesterday.  I was way off on predictions.  This figure represents the most soils received on one day in the history of the company.  The early harvest, awesome dry weather and clients receiving their soil sampling supplies earlier contributed to this figure. Thank you to our clients. Our employees will have some long days of soil testing  ahead if this rate of samples received keeps up.  WOW!

Soil Test – Value Priced

The S3C  Complete Analysis

& Recommendations                   $26.00

This test is our most popular test and it’s quite a value from a cost standpoint. 


S3C Analysis  (includes the following packages S1A, S2N and S3)

S1A (Basic): Organic Matter, Available Phosphorus (P1 Weak Bray and P2 Strong Bray) Exchangeable Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Hydrogen, Soil pH, Buffer Index, C ation Exchange Capacity, Percent Base Saturation of Cation Elements With Recommendations:                                                                    $10.00

S2N: Same as test S2 with Nitrate Nitrogen With Recommendations:               $15.40

S3: Sulfur, Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron With Recommendations:   $14.20

Total Savings       $39.60   – $26.00  = $13.60