TPS Lab Corpse Plant Amorphophallus Titanum Featured

TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here

TPS Lab’s plant mascot, an Amorphophallus titanum, has finally arrived! This plant, also known as a Corpse Plant, earns its morbid nickname due to the unpleasant smell it emits. Despite the odor, this unusual flowering plant is quite beautiful in full bloom. To see a picture of this plant in bloom, click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amorphophallus_titanum#/media/File:Titan-arum1web.jpg Waiting for […]

TPS Lab Blog News Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University Faces Defunding

Two weeks ago the Iowa lawmakers voted to eliminate sustainable agriculture research center by removing funding for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. The Leopold Center’s programs focus heavily on organics, cover crops, water quality, and most recently long-term climate research, local foods, soil health, and biodiversity. The roughly $1.5 million in […]

Soil Testing Samples Draining at TPS Lab

Learn More about our Soil Testing Method

Why should I use a soil test? Why our soil testing is superior Out method of soil testing Why should I have my soil tested? A pre-plant soil test will tell you what fertilizers you need to apply to get your plants off to a good start by providing them with proper soil fertility at […]

TPS Lab Happy New Year 2017

TPS Lab Happy New Year 2017

Have a very Happy New Year! TPS Lab wishes you all the best for 2017. To grow the greatest crops and have your most successful year ever, get started now on the Ask The Plant® program! Lab Holiday Hours New Year’s: Closed 01/02/2017 Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center […]

Virtual Christmas Card TPS Lab

TPS Lab Christmas 2016

Our Office Manager, Mirtha Valdez, best sums up our very best wishes for you with her bespoke designer hat-of-the-season: “Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!” Lab Holiday Hours Christmas:Closed 12/26/2016 New Year’s: Closed 01/02/2017 TPS Lab Merry Christmas Office Hours 2016 TPS Lab Merry Christmas Office Decorations TPS Lab Merry Christmas Office Cards 2016 […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. The Lab will be closed Thursday 24th and Friday the 25th to celebrate Thanksgiving. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with Family, Friends and those in need, and we’ll see you next week! Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture […]

Happy Halloween from TPS Lab

Happy Halloween from the Lab

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween. If you want to grow more pumpkins and gourds per acre, with bigger vegetables and higher quality yields, then talk to us about getting on our Ask the Plant® program! Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State […]

Acres USA The Voice of Eco-Agriculture

New Acres Ad Sneak Peek for November

Get a Sneak Peek of TPS Lab’s ACRES advertisement for November. Acres-Ad-Precision-Agriculture Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University Faces Defunding Learn More about our Soil Testing Method TPS Lab Happy New Year 2017 TPS Lab Christmas 2016 Happy Thanksgiving 2016 Happy Halloween […]

Acres USA The Voice of Eco-Agriculture

New Acres USA Magazine Cover for September

TPS Lab is pleased to share the new Acres USA Magazine Cover for September. The new ACRES USA Magazine for September features Smart Growing Strategies with the following cover stories: Smart Growing Strategies Carbon Farming Community Connection Cidery Taps Into Tradition Interview Joanna Blythman The Dark Side of Food Phosphorus Management Give Me a P […]

Water Lab for Water Testing

Happy Friday Everyone – Stay Safe Out There

Wishing everyone a safe and happy weekend. While many Texas counties recover from recent flooding we still continue to see heavy rain across the state and neighboring gulf coast states. Texas Plant and Soil Lab reminds everyone to stay vigilant, beware of flooding water, and be helpful to neighbors and neighboring counties who have experienced […]

Acres USA The Voice of Eco-Agriculture

New Acres USA Magazine Cover for August

TPS Lab is pleased to share the new Acres USA Magazine Cover for August. The new ACRES USA Magazine for August’s cover-story is Self-Reliant Farming with a Focus on Homesteading and articles on: Going Biological – Large-Scale Carbon-Smart Corn, Alternative Syrup Production, Sweet Rewards – Grow Bountiful Berries, and an Interview with Philip Howard on […]

Ag Mag Agricultural Lifestyle of South Texas

Miracles of Balanced Plant Nutrition in Ag Mag

Please enjoy this electronic version of Ag Mag magazine. Our very own Noel Garcia, CCA, VP of Operations penned the TPSL article featured on page 36. Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University Faces Defunding Learn More about our Soil Testing Method TPS […]

Remember D-Day June 6th

Never Forget D-Day, June 6th 1947

Now more than ever it is important for us to remember the sacrifices made by our country-men, our ancestors and our family – Many who lost their lives on foreign soil so that we could live free of tyranny and fascism. George Santayana is credited with the quote “Those who cannot remember the past are […]

Memorial Day 2016

Closed for Memorial Day 2016

Wednesday May 4th of 2016 is National Orange Juice Day. Orange Juice wasn’t always the breakfast mainstay that it is today. In earlier times, before modern refrigeration, fresh-squeezed orange juice had to be consumed immediately. With no way to transport orange juice, citrus producers were forced to destroy overproduction of orange fruit seasonally. It was […]

Soil Sample Tool For Sale at SoilKits.com

Soil Sample Tool For Sale

We’ve got a great deal going on these Soil Sample Hand Tools. These are great, chromed heavy-duty steel, perfect 6-inch slot for the soil sample core, and you can take your sample without all that tedious mucking about with a shovel and bucket. We deliberately set these at a cheaper price than any we could […]

Throw Back Thursday Magnetic Stirrer Texas Plant and Soil Lab

Throw Back Thursday 5-5-2016

For Throw Back Thursday #TBT we feature this vintage Magnetic Stirrer from the Sargent-Welch Scientific Company As we’ve learned here at Texas Plant and Soil Lab, the old ways can sometimes be the best ways. And that’s why we still grind soil test samples by hand, we still verify test results by line, and we […]

National Orange Juice Day 2016 Texas Plant and Soil Lab

National Orange Juice Day 2016

Wednesday May 4th of 2016 is National Orange Juice Day. Orange Juice wasn’t always the breakfast mainstay that it is today. In earlier times, before modern refrigeration, fresh-squeezed orange juice had to be consumed immediately. With no way to transport orange juice, citrus producers were forced to destroy overproduction of orange fruit seasonally. It was […]

National Garden Meditation Day

National Garden Meditation Day 2016

Tuesday May 3rd of 2016 is National Garden Meditation Day. Set aside time today to relax in a garden setting. Resting in a garden reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and boosts immunity. Our body responds positively to a natural garden surrounding and National Garden Meditation Day is a great way to motivate us to get […]

Acres USA The Voice of Eco-Agriculture

New Acres USA Magazine Cover for May

TPS Lab has a sneak peek, featuring the new Acres USA Magazine Cover for May. This month features Principals of Permaculture, Regenerative Agriculture in Practice. Articles include a focus on Permaculture, with Uncovering Humus’ Secrets, Permaculture in the City, Build Fertile Topsoil with Keyline Pattern Cultivation, Kitchen Treasures Discover Local Grains and How To featuring […]

Throw Back Thursday, Esper K. Chandler

Texas Soil Laboratory, Inc. became Texas Plant & Soil Lab, Inc. when Esper K. Chandler – a Certified Professional Agronomist and Soil Scientist – acquired the lab in 1981 together with his partner, Dr. Albin D. Lengyel (d. Mar., 1993) of Phoenix, Arizona. Chandler started working with the lab in the mid-1950’s and started research […]

TPSL-Pollinate

Helping Pollinators Beneficial to Food Chain and Environment

If you maintain a garden, grow crops, or have sufficient land space, you may want to consider putting up a bee box to house bees, or a humming bird feeder to encourage humming birds, or plant pollinator attracting flowers. Pollinators are birds and insects and other animals that in the course of gathering food distribute […]

Happy Friday from TPSL

Happy Friday

TPS Lab wishes you a safe and happy Friday. Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University Faces Defunding Learn More about our Soil Testing Method TPS Lab Happy New Year 2017 TPS Lab Christmas 2016 Happy Thanksgiving 2016 Happy Halloween from the Lab […]

Follow Texas Plant And Soil Lab on Twitter

TPS Lab on Twitter

TPS Lab is now on Twitter! If you’re on Twitter, follow us at www.twitter.com/asktheplant. Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University Faces Defunding Learn More about our Soil Testing Method TPS Lab Happy New Year 2017 TPS Lab Christmas 2016 Happy Thanksgiving 2016 […]

Like Texas Plant And Soil Lab on Facebook

Like TPS Lab on Facebook

If you’re on Facebook, be sure to Like our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/texasplantandsoillab. We’ll be posting quick messages, real-time changes and updates, photos from conventions and all manner of agricultural and lab news. See you on Facebook! Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University […]

Grape Specific Soil Testing

TPS Lab Grape Specific Testing

TPS Lab is getting a lot of soil samples recently from vineyards of all sizes and ambition. TPS Lab has stirred up a lot of interest with Viticulturists with the recent introduction of our grape specific soil test and grape specific plant test, addressing the special nutritional and testing requirements of grapes. These tests are […]

Acres USA The Voice of Eco-Agriculture

New Acres USA Magazine Cover for April

TPS Lab has a sneak peek, featuring the new Acres USA Magazine Cover for April. This month features the Grower’s Guide to Edamame for going green with this alternative crop. Articles include Free-Range Premium Pork, Growing Under Glass, Building Soil Health with Volcanic Basalt and Biodynamic Blueprint – Establishing a New Enterprise. Acres USA Magazine […]

Texas Plant and Soil Lab Good Friday 2016

Happy Good Friday 2016

TPS Lab is closed today as our families prepare to celebrate the Easter weekend. Have a safe and happy Easter Sunday. Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab is a Full-Service Analytical and Consulting Agronomic Laboratory TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University Faces Defunding TPS Lab presents 2016 Field Reports – […]

TPS Lab Presents a Cover Cropped Garden

At one time you asked me to send pictures of my cover cropped garden. Well here are some great ones. Steve Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University Faces Defunding Learn More about our Soil Testing Method TPS Lab Happy New Year 2017 […]

Closed for Good Friday 2016

Closed for Good Friday

TPS Lab will be closed for Good Friday as our families prepare to celebrate the Easter weekend. Have a safe and happy Easter Sunday. Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab is a Full-Service Analytical and Consulting Agronomic Laboratory TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University Faces Defunding TPS Lab […]

TPSL Throw Back Thursday Conan T Wood, Jr.

Throwback Thursday #TBT 3-16-2016

For today’s Throwback Thursday #TBT we celebrate the life and career of Conan T. Wood, Jr.   A Rio Grande native with over 51 years of service to the lab, Wood retired in June of 2010 after a stretch of management positions at the lab and passed away December 9th, 2010 aged a full 91 […]

Acres USA The Voice of Eco-Agriculture

New Acres USA Magazine Cover for March

We’ve got the sneak peek on the new Acres U.S.A. Magazine cover for March! Look for our new ad in this month’s Acres USA Magazine, and get yourself a subscription for the year while you’re at it! Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State […]