March 22, 2016

2015 Soil Test Data Summaries Now Available!

The 2015 Soil Test Data Summaries for the Great Lakes region are now available on our website at www.algreatlakes.com/pages/2015-soil-test-summaries. The summaries are compiled for the Great Lakes region as a whole, as well as broken down by state and into geographic quadrants within each state.

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December 08, 2015

A&L Great Lakes Sets New Direction

Today at the Great Lakes Expo, A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, an elite provider of agricultural testing and analysis services throughout the Midwest, unveiled its new brand. The firm distilled its essence through a comprehensive brand-discovery process that led A&L Great Lakes Laboratories to recognize that the scientific and agronomic depth at the heart of its business benefits customers more because the company delivers its services with a human touch.

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September 01, 2013

Goodbye, Old Friend

How many times in our lives have we faced a situation that generated both happy and sad emotions at the same time? We’re facing that right now at A&L Great Lakes Laboratories. Lois Parker has officially retired, effective at the end of September and for those of us who have worked with her for so many years, this is indeed a sad time. She will be greatly missed.

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March 01, 2013

Monitoring UAN Solutions

UAN (urea-ammonium-nitrate) solutions are routinely applied in the late spring and early summer to deliver nitrogen (N) to young crops. Because UAN is a nonpressurized solution, it can be used without the hazards associated with anhydrous ammonia and can be spread more uniformly than granular fertilizer. Certain pesticides may also be added, eliminating an extra pass through the field.

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September 01, 2012

Soil Testing After a Drought

There has been a substantial amount of information and speculation published recently regarding how the drought of 2012 may affect soil test results of samples collected during the dry period. This article is an attempt to summarize these facts.

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July 01, 2012

Nitrogen Release from Organic Residues

Nitrogen (N) is one of the most critical elements in all living organisms, and is often one of the most limiting nutrients in crop production. In addition, N is perhaps the most dynamic nutrient in the soil, and a number of factors can influence the amount, form and plant availability of N.

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March 01, 2012

Methods for Determining Soil Phosphorus

Phosphorus (P) is a key nutrient for crop production, and keeping adequate levels of P in the soil is important for maximizing plant growth and development. However, understanding the various analytical methods for determining soil phosphorus can be challenging.

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