Midwest Labs 2014As you make your plans this winter for spring soil sampling, start with some initial planning.

Right now, companies are ordering soil sampling supplies like soil bags and boxes for the upcoming spring season. Last fall, there were a shortage of soil probes available. With the hard winter, inventories have been replenished and soil probe orders continue to be received in preparation for spring sampling.

In addition, consider checking out some of the resources on the Midwest Laboratories Library. There is lots of good information here about interpreting soil analysis as well as soil sampling, and in particular grid sampling.

As you prepare for the upcoming spring sampling season, know that we are reexamining our processes at the lab and looking at ways to improve the way we receive samples and analyze samples.

Also, know that Midwest Laboratories is looking at ways to improve the way samples are received and distributed to the laboratories. It looks to be a big spring sampling season in 2014.