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Soil Testing Since 1938

Soil Testing at Texas Plant and Soil Lab is still processed by hand, still CO2 extracted, still double-checked and verified much as it has been since 1938.

And while the nutritional guides have been updated yearly, and the process has been modernized as technology allows, the goal and the sentiment is still the same – to serve the grower. Not to maximize lab profits, or increase shareholder value, or sell add-on product, but to insure results: to grow bigger yields and better crops utilizing less fertilizer and water.

Back at the lab, clean filter funnels wait for processed soil samples.

Back at the lab, clean filter funnels wait for processed soil samples.

Texas Plant and Soil Lab’s soil test reports come with color co-ordinated charts of all the elements, micro-nutrients and conditions you really need to know.

Example of Texas Plant and Soil Lab Soil Test Results

TP&S Lab’s Soil Test Results Example

Texas Plant and Soil Lab’s soil test reports come with clearly written recommendations, and a free ten-minute consultation on the phone with the lab just in case you don’t understand them.

Texas Plant and Soil Lab’s soil test results and recommendations come in an industry-leading 5 to 7 business days turn-around time. After all, the growing season doesn’t wait on you – so you can’t afford to wait for weeks and months on your soil test results.

All while adhering to the strict, ambient-air drying, hand-grinding sample processing, CO2 extraction method we began pioneering long before today’s automated labs were born.

Soil Samples filter before testing at the Soil Lab

Soil Samples filter before testing at the Soil Lab

If you’re tired of just getting by, if you’re tired of your soil lab being in bed with your fertilizer salesman – if you’re tired of being told your soil needs more fertilizer but your fields still produce less crops, then call Texas Plant and Soil Lab at 956-383-0739.

Or contact us using our online form.

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TP&S Lab – 77 Years of Doing it Right.

TPSL 77 Years of Doing it Right!

TPSL 77 Years of Doing it Right!

Texas Plant and Soil Lab has been testing soil since 1938, using a superior form of extraction method that mimics the way plant’s roots take up nutrients from the soil.
Along the way, prominent TP&S Lab owner K. Chandler set the stage for our plant nutrition monitoring program, “Ask the Plant”. And since the late 50’s / early 60’s, TP&S Lab has been pioneering and improving plant-sap testing from leaf and petioles.

Other labs don’t want to use these superior methods because they are too expensive and can’t be automated. Other labs want to maximize profits with an automatable test that is a gateway into selling other products, most commonly: fertilizer.

So for 77 years now, TP&S Lab has built up proprietary nutritional guidelines based upon the empirical results of our recommendations derived from our testing data. And for 77 years now, TP&S Lab has seen our crop success grow and grow, season after season, until today: where we find ourselves saving family farms, curing diseased and abandoned land, and growing standards-busting crops in record-setting yields.

Now, all of the sudden, other labs want to know our secret to growing superior crops at record-breaking volumes. They want to know what our special ingredient is. They want to know where to get some of our fairy dust.

Unfortunately, there is no magic trick. There is no latest, greatest technological break-through. There is no secret sauce.

There is only 77 years of hard work. 77 years of doing things the harder way. Not because it’s more profitable. Not because it’s popular. But because it’s right. And it’s worth doing.

And because the results speak for themselves.

If you’re tired of just getting by. If you’re tired of all of your effort turning into a crap-shoot at the end of the season. If you’re tired of being told your soil has plenty of everything but you can’t seem to get what you need. If you would like to grow the best crops you have have grown in the whole entire history of your farm. Call Texas Plant and Soil Lab at 956-383-0739.

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Lab News from February 2015

Another PDF installment of Lab News from Texas Plant and Soil Lab!

TPSL News Feb 2015

TPSL News Feb 2015

TPSL LAB NEWS FEBRUARY 2015

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Western Farm, Ranch & Dairy Magazine

Managing Potato Soils in Western Farm, Ranch & Dairy Magazine

Managing Potato Soils in Western Farm, Ranch & Dairy Magazine

TP&S Lab’s own Larry Zibilske, Ph.D., and Noel Garcia, C.C.A. penned the lead cover-story in the current edition of Western Farm, Ranch & Dairy Magazine.

To order a physical copy you can contact them here:
http://www.farmranchdairy.com/frd_order.htm

where you can also view all of their periodicals online:
http://www.farmranchdairy.com/frd_order.htm

including our featured copy here:
http://www.farmranchdairy.com/farmranchdairy/pdf/FRD_RM-HL_44.pdf

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