TPSL is a Full-Service Analytical and Consulting Agronomic Laboratory

TPS Lab is a Full-Service Analytical and Consulting Agronomic Laboratory

Welcome to TPS Lab’s Blog If you wish to visit the Home-Page of the TPS Lab Website, please Click Here. Here on our Blog we’ll be posting latest updates, news and upcoming events. TPS Lab, established in 1938, is a leading national testing lab for Soil, Plant, and Water analysis. For over 75 years we […]

TPS Lab Idaho Potatoes

Spud School 2018 – January 15 & 16

Spud School 2018 Printable Flyer Download the PDF here. Download PDF Ask The Plant® Academy announces SPUD SCHOOL! Breaking Potato Quality and Yield Barriers A Two-Day Intensive Workshop For Growers, Field Consultants and Co-ops. Learn Field-Proven Approaches to Season-Long Crop Nutrition Management For A Better Bottom Line. CEUs will be offered. January 15 & 16, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

TPS Lab presents 2016 Field Reports - Part 8 White Wheat: Best Crop Ever

TPS Lab presents 2016 Field Reports – Part 8 White Wheat: Best Crop Ever

TPS Lab presents The 2016 Field Reports hosted by Stu Ellis. This video features Seth Woodland with Idaho White Wheat. On the yield: “On our soils, where we started really really low, and then we started using this lab, we have had a constant increase; This year, we went 105 across the entire farm, which […]

Video TPSL Presents Field Interviews Part 6 Idaho Sugar Beets

The 2016 Field Reports – Part 6: Sugar Beets: From Disaster to Success

Texas Plant and Soil Lab presents The 2016 Field Reports hosted by Stu Ellis. This video features Seth Woodland and and his Idaho Sugar Beets. On the Yield: “…we made a record for our farm- 5 tons higher than our normal average…” On the ROI: “…it’s a no-brainer, you gotta do it!” Stu Ellis and […]

TPS Lab presents 2016 Field Reports - Part 4 Managing Sugar Beet Crop Stress

TPS Lab presents 2016 Field Reports – Part 4 Managing Sugar Beet Crop Stress

Texas Plant and Soil Lab presents The 2016 Field Reports hosted by Stu Ellis. This video features Jared Cook and Blake Matthews with South Idaho Sugar Beets. On the Yield: “…we averaged right around 47 ton to the acre, with 18.5% sugar… …by far the best year we’ve ever had on our sugar beets.” On […]

Video TPSL Presents Field Interviews Part 3 Idaho Silage Corn

The 2016 Field Reports – Part 3 Silage Corn: More Than Expected

Texas Plant and Soil Lab presents The 2016 Field Reports hosted by Stu Ellis. This video features Jody Furnnis and and his 1,200 Acres of Idaho Silage Corn. “I think with our nutrition, we have two healthy cobs coming on 90% of the plants.” “oh, Huge, huge (return on investment) – For the fees on […]

TPS Lab Video 2016 Field Report Part-2 Idaho Potatoes

The 2016 Field Reports – Part 2 Potatoes: 650 Sacks and 80-Percent Pack-Out

Texas Plant and Soil Lab presents The 2016 Field Reports hosted by Stu Ellis. This video features Gene and Blake Matthews and their Idaho Potatoes with 660 sacks per acre and 80-plus percent Pack-Out. “It was an excellent crop this year, both in yield and quality” The Matthews discuss Ask The Plant® and how staying […]

Video TPSL Presents Field Interviews Part 1 Improving Mustard Production Featured

TPS Lab presents 2016 Field Reports – Part 1 Improving Mustard Production

Texas Plant and Soil Lab presents The 2016 Field Reports hosted by Stu Ellis. This video features Jared Cook and Noel Garcia, CCA, in South Idaho Mustard Crops. On the Yield: “high-end yield, is about 2,500 pounds per acre… …this crop, they’re indicating anywhere between 5 and 6 thousand pounds per acre…” On the ROI: […]

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 […]

2017 Soil Health Workshop in Ontario, Oregon

8th Annual Soil Health Symposium & Workshop in Ontario, Oregon

We’re giving a Workshop at the 8th Annual Soil Health Symposium this year! The event will be hosted at the Four Rivers Cultural Center 676 SW 5th Ave., Ontario, Oregon The Symposium is an all-day event and it is on Thursday the 16th. The Workshop will be given by TPS Lab on Friday the 17th […]

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Silica and Balanced Nutrition for Disease and Insect Control

TPS Lab Presents Noel Garcia, CCA and Vice President of Operations, gives his presentation Silica and Balanced Nutrition for Disease and Insect Control by Noel Garcia, CCA. For more information contact us at 956-383-0739. Latest From Our Blog TPS Lab’s New Mascot Is Here Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University Faces Defunding […]

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TPS Lab at Idaho Potato Conference 2016

The Idaho Potato Conference and Ag Expo is this week. We thought we would put up the pictures from the 2016 Conference in anticipation for this week’s conference. See you there! Idaho Potato Conference and Ag Expo 2016 02 Idaho Potato Conference and Ag Expo 2016 03 Idaho Potato Conference and Ag Expo 2016 04 […]

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The Importance of Soil Testing

TPS Lab’s Noel Garcia, CCA and Vice President of Operations, gives his presentation The Importance of Soil Testing. For more information contact us at 956-383-0739. 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 […]

TPS Lab Idaho Potatoes

TPS Lab Booth at Idaho Potato Conference

TPS Lab will have booth #15 at the Idaho Potato Conference and Ag Expo this January 18th and 19th this new year of 2017. Located in the Pond Student Union Building at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. TPS Lab looks forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at the conference. For more […]

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 […]

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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 […]

TPSL Event Calendar

TPS Lab Event Calendar

DEC 2016 Texas Turfgrass Association Conference & Trade Show 12/13/2016 – 12/15/2016 http://texasturf.com/2016/08/2016-conference-show-december-13-15/ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – Hall #1 900 E. Market StreetSan Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 207-7773 Booth 311 & 313 Exhibit Hall Hours: 12/13/16 from 11am – 1:30pm Exhibit Hall Hours: 12/14/16 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm Exhibit Hall Hours: 12/15/16 from […]

Noel Garcia speaks with an attendee at the TPSL booth at Acres USA Conference 2016

TPS Lab at ACRES USA 2016 in Omaha

We have arrived at ACRES USA Conference 2016 Check back regularly here and on social media as we update pictures! 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 […]

TPS Lab Cotton Plant And Petiole Testing Sample Sheet

TPS Lab Cotton Plant And Petiole Testing Sample Sheet

TPS Lab Cotton Plant And Petiole Testing Sample Sheet Download the PDF here. Download PDF We are pleased to provide this Sample sheet for Cotton Plant and Petiole testing. COTTON-PETIOLE-FIELD-SHEET 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 […]

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 […]

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Other Information and Documents

Download TPS Lab’s CONSOLIDATED FEE SCHEDULE, our complete catalog of available testing and pricing. Laboratory PDF Forms Available for Download SOIL TESTING How to Take a Good Soil Sample International Soil Permit and Sample Submittal Instructions Lawn and Garden Single Soil Test Organic Matter vs. Humus Explanation Salty Soil Management Single Comprehensive Soil Test Sample […]

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 […]

How To Take A Soil Sample

How To Take A Soil Sample For Soil Testing

How To Take A Soil Sample Download the PDF here. Download PDF This Soil Sample Guide from Texas Plant and Soil Lab illustrates soil depths for reference to plant roots and gives step-by-step instructions for how to take a soil sample for soil testing. The PDF is on display in-page below for your convenience, or you […]

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 […]