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Lab Saves Sandblasted Corn and Hailed Corn

Presenting the latest Lab News for August 2015. Field reports of success with Sandblasted Corn and Hailed Corn. Texas Plant and Soil Lab is saving crops and saving farms. Learn more from the PDF.

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LAB-NEWS-2015-08

TPSL Saves Sandblasted Corn in Idaho Field

TPSL Saves Sandblasted Corn in Idaho Field

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Workshop Sneak Peek

Here’s a preview and overview of our Acres USA one-day workshop December 9th in Pittsburgh. This is definitely an advanced workshop especially for field consultants and very knowledgeable growers. We’ll keep updating you as details about the workshop and the conference develop.

Download the PDF file here:
2015 Workshop Outline

2015 Workshop Outline

Advanced Soil & Crop Health
Maximizing Crop Performance Profitably Even Under Difficult Growing Conditions
with 2015 case studies

Session 1 – Noel Garcia, CCA – Soil Testing: Facts and Myths behind the first step of the season.
● Sampling: Why, when and how to do it.
● Soil Reports: What they should tell you and how they impact crop performance later.
● Importance of Secondary Nutrients, Micronutrients and Trace Elements.

Session 2 – Larry Zibilske, PhD – Reviving Soil Biology: A major Contributor to Soil Fertility.
● Brief review of the basic ecology of soil microbial populations, including their roles in nutrient cycling, disease antagonisms, soil tilth and rhizosphere effects, such as quorum sensing.
● Amendments and products to boost soil biology.
● Evaluating biological products.
● Applying biological concepts for fertility and plant stress management and disease control.
● Monitoring soil health and activity.

Session 3 – Noel Garcia, CCA – Plant Testing and Nutrition Requirements: Turning your farm around in one season.
● Leaf – Sap – Tissue Analysis: What’s the difference and why all the recent interest?
● What to expect from your report.
● Changes in crop nutritional needs during the season and why timing is critical to yields and quality.
● Maximizing plant genetic potential and seeing results the same season.

Session 4 – Larry Zibilske, PhD – Soil Quality: Tracking improvement.
● Achieving and sustaining high soil quality.
● Development of a long-term plan with realistic goals.
● Matching improvement efforts to crop production needs – can efforts be overdone?

Session 5 – Noel Garcia, CCA & Larry Zibilske, PhD – Crop Nutrition: Not just N-P-K.
● Organic sources of nutrients.
● Differences between organic and inorganic sources.
● How to use both organic and inorganic fertilizer sources to achieve efficient use of input resources while maintaining a sustainably productive soil.

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Acres USA Conference 2015 is Dec 9th-11th

Do not forget to plan for the 2015 Acres USA Conference. This year it’s from December 9th through 11th with pre-conference workshops on the 8th and 9th. Here is Acres’ currently posted schedule overview:
http://www.acresusa.com/events/2015conference-overview

ACRES USA 2013 Overlooking from TPSL booth

ACRES USA 2013 Overlooking from TPSL booth

Texas Plant and Soil Lab is pleased to be hosting our third pre-conference workshop. This year’s workshop will build on previous workshop content and address questions from previous attendees. We expect attendance to fill quickly as our workshop has sold out in previous years. Acres’ speaker page features our own Vice President of Operations Noel Garcia, CCA and Vice President of Research Dr. Larry Zibilske, Soil Microbiologist, who will be hosting our workshop:
http://www.acresusa.com/events/2015conference-speakers

Noel Garcia CCA and Larry Zibilske PhD of TPSL

Noel Garcia CCA and Larry Zibilske PhD of TPSL

As previously mentioned, the one thing that always sells out and sells out fast is the immediate lodging in the convention center. You don’t want to be caught out in the cold! If you intend to reserve online with the Acres bulk discount you must do so as early as possible. As of now you can already book your lodging through their website so do it as soon as you can. And don’t forget to reserve one or two days ahead of the confernece if you will be attending workshops on the 8th or 9th:
http://www.acresusa.com/events/2015conference-lodging

Outside ACRES USA 2013

Outside ACRES USA 2013

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TP&S Lab is keeping turn-around times down.

Texas Plant and Soil Lab’s new lab-engineered sample drying system ensures that even as the work-load grows, your testing turn-around time won’t.

The lab knows you need your test results as fast as technologically possible. So they’ve invested and invented and improved and improvised and created a whole new way to dry samples quicker without disturbing their chemistry.

Texas Plant and Soil Lab’s new proprietary sample drying system is so super secret that they only let us show you their new power panel.

Texas Plant and Soil Lab's Steampunk Copper Power Panel

Texas Plant and Soil Lab’s Steampunk Copper Power Panel

And it’s so high-tech they painted the power panel Steampunk Copper to throw you off the trail. It’s that good.

Texas Plant and Soil Lab. When you’re tired of waiting for weeks and months for other labs’ test results, give us a call at 956-383-0739.

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