TPSL Plant Nutrients Guide

TPS Lab Plant Nutrients Guide

TPS Lab Plant Nutrients Guide Download the PDF here. Download PDF This Plant Nutrient Guide from TPS Lab is full of definitions, explanations, and feeding guidelines – everything you need to get started understanding your plant’s nutrition. The PDF is on display in-page below for your convenience, or you may download the PDF from any of the links provided. If […]

Interpretation Guide To TPSL Soil Test Reports

Interpretation Guide To Soil Test Reports

Interpretation Guide To Soil Test Reports Download the PDF here. Download PDF This guide to Interpreting Soil Test Reports for Texas Plant and Soil Lab is full of reference words, explanations, tables with ranges and amount guidelines – everything you need to understand your Soil Test Report. The PDF is on display in-page below for your […]

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 […]

Festival of Flowers

Festival of Flowers 2016 San Antonio TX

It was great seeing lots of old friends and making new friends at Festival of Flowers San Antonio 2016! Here are our pictures from the show.  See you next year! Previously April Showers Bring May Flowers, so join us at Festival of Flowers 2016 in San Antonio this May the 28th. Noel Garcia, CCA and […]

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 […]

TPSL Plant Sample Bags

Plant Sample Bag

I need to order more plant sample bags! Click Here to Order more Plant Sample Bags  » I need plant sample instructions! Click below for Plant Sample Instructions for: Fruit and Nut Trees » Garden Vegetables » Grapes » Grasses » Palm Trees » Vine Vegetables » Fruit and Nut Trees Click Here for the How To Video » Torqueo et natu […]

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 […]

Irrigation and Fertigation of Olives Texas Plant and Soil Lab

2016 Texas Olive Growers Association & Council Video presentation

TPS Lab’s Noel Garcia, CCA and Vice President of Operations gives our presentation at 2016 Texas Olive Growers Association & Council meeting. Latest From Our Blog Texas Soil Laboratory Founded 1938 New Acres USA Magazine Cover for February New Street Address Number for TP&S Lab Use Drones and Remote Control Aircraft Legally TPSL Presents Video […]

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 New Acres USA Magazine Cover for February New Street Address Number for TP&S Lab Use Drones and Remote Control Aircraft Legally TPSL Presents Video Behind The Scenes Pic New Vacuum System Dramatically Reduces Sample Filtration Time! New Acres USA Magazine Cover for […]

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 New Acres USA Magazine Cover for February New Street Address Number for TP&S Lab Use Drones and Remote Control Aircraft Legally TPSL Presents Video Behind The Scenes Pic New Vacuum System Dramatically Reduces Sample Filtration Time! New […]

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 New Acres USA Magazine Cover for February New Street Address Number for TP&S Lab Use […]

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 Plant Nutrients Guide Interpretation Guide To Soil Test Reports Never Forget D-Day, June 6th 1947 Festival of Flowers 2016 San Antonio TX Closed for Memorial Day 2016 Soil Sample Tool For Sale […]

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 New Acres USA Magazine Cover for February New Street Address Number for TP&S Lab Use Drones and Remote Control Aircraft Legally TPSL Presents Video Behind The Scenes Pic New Vacuum […]

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 Plant Nutrients Guide Interpretation Guide To Soil Test Reports Never Forget D-Day, June 6th 1947 Festival of Flowers 2016 San Antonio TX Closed for Memorial Day 2016 […]

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 […]

SILICON - The "Miracle" Trace Element? by Larry Zibilske PhD

SILICON – The “Miracle” Trace Element? by Larry Zibilske PhD

TPS Lab’s Vice-President of Research, Larry Zibilske, PhD, has written a paper, “SILICON – The “Miracle” Trace Element?” You may download the paper in our PDF form. SILICON The “Miracle” Trace Element? Larry Zibilske, Ph.D. Mineral soils are derived from rocks that contain about 30% Silicon (Si).  Silicon is the second most abundant element in the […]

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 New Acres USA Magazine Cover for February New Street Address Number for TP&S Lab […]

Texas Soil Laboratory Established 1938

Texas Soil Laboratory Founded 1938

Texas Soil Laboratory was founded in 1938. And while a lot has changed since then in technology and understanding, our service to the grower and our dedication to making crops greater remains the same. Latest From Our Blog New Acres USA Magazine Cover for February New Street Address Number for TP&S Lab Use Drones and […]

TPSL Texas Plant And Soil Lab

Noel Garcia’s Presentation Opening at TWGGA 2016

Texas Plant and Soil Lab’s Noel Garcia, CCA and Vice President of Operations gives our presentation at TWGGA 2016 Conference and Trade Show. This video is just the first three minutes of our presentation and gives you an example of what to expect from the experience and knowledge of Texas Plant and Soil Lab. For […]

Acres USA The Voice of Eco-Agriculture

New Acres USA Magazine Cover for February

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 Texas Soil Laboratory Founded 1938 New Street Address Number for TP&S Lab Use Drones and Remote Control Aircraft Legally TPSL Presents Video Behind The Scenes Pic New Vacuum […]

4915 W Monte Cristo Rd Edinburg TX 78541

New Street Address Number for TP&S Lab

We Have NOT Moved! But the post office has assigned us a new street number based on Zip Code adjustment stuff that we can’t be bothered to understand. Please UPDATE all of your records, and please CORRECT our street address on any current printed sample bags, return boxes and labels. Our New Correct Address is: […]

Grape Specific Soil Testing

TPSL Sponsoring and Exhibiting at TWGGA 2016

TWGGA 2016 Annual Conference and Trade Show is just 14 days away! http://www.txwines.org/annual-conference/ TPSL is pleased to sponsor and exhibit at this year’s Texas Wine and Grape Grower’s Association again this year. Look for us at Booth Number: 200 and sponsoring the Coffee and Iced Tea Break. This February 18-20, 2016 at the Embassy Suites […]