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: Waiting for […]


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 […]

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TP&S Lab Stories from October Newsletter

Curing diseased fields, restoring hailed-out crops, growing record-breaking yields, saving family farms: TP&S Lab is changing the path of global agriculture one test at a time. Read real stories in our October Newsletter, Pages 5-10: We’ll Make You More Money and You Can Leave the Science to Us. TP&S Lab – 956-383-0739 Latest From […]

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TP&S Lab News October 2014

Greetings! There is a lot happening at TP&S Lab and we’re excited to tell you all about events in October. Please download our PDF for New from the Lab! TPSL LAB NEWS OCT 2014 (This is a 22MB PDF and may take a moment to load. Thanks for your patience.) This month’s News PDF includes […]

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Some Much Needed Rain

While drought conditions continue across much of Texas and the Southwest, we got some much needed rain at the lab this month. Just a few pictures of flash flooding around the Lab in Edinburg. Rain at the Lab in the front lot – September 12th 2014 Rain at the Lab looking to the East – […]

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Water Testing Laboratory at TP&S Lab

We’re Testing Samples from All Over the World As drought conditions worsen in much of the world and California’s agriculture takes a devastating down-turn from lack of water, it is more crucial than ever that water testing and management become an essential part of farming and big agriculture. Even today, while many farmers go under, […]

Compost Testing at Texas Plant and Soil Lab

Announcing Solvita Tests for Soil Test and Compost Test

You can download and print this press release here: TEXAS PLANT AND SOIL LAB 5115 West Monte Cristo Road Edinburg, Texas 78541 Telephone: 956-383-0739 Facsimile: 956-383-0730 Woods End® Laboratories IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Texas Plant and Soil Lab is pleased to announce the SOLVITA® TESTS FOR GROWING SEASON NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS AVAILABILITY IN SOIL […]


The Coming Global Phosphate Crisis

We are reposting this article as it appeared, distributed by SANET-MG. If you do not have SANET-MG as a resource, we highly recommend them. Texas Plant and Soil Lab Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 11:30 PM Subject: [SANET-MG] The Coming Global Phosphate Crisis From: David A Gabel, ENN Published July 18, 2011 09:43 AM The […]


2011 Drought Advances Losses in Texas Agriculture to $1.5 Billion

Economist with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service have dire predictions for Agricultural Losses in the State of Texas this year, as continued drought destroys crops and increases cost for livestock producers. Livestock losses derived from drought are at an estimated $1.2 billion from late 2010 through mid 2011. These losses include the rising cost of […]


Call for Volunteer Wine Grape Harvesting in Mission Texas

Everyone: If you would like to help harvest more of the wine grapes at Jorge Jaber’s vineyard, please meet at the vineyard on Monday, July 11th by 8:00 am. Bring clippers, wear sunscreen and tennis shoes and a hat! The Grape Harvest is strictly as a volunteer. This is not for anyone to purchase grapes. […]


2011 Missouri River Floods Prompt Water Testing

At Texas Plant and Soil Lab we deal with Water Testing during drought and flooding.  We hear from consultants, farmers, growers and friends all over the United States. While Texas still struggles against a record-long drought with only a little relief lately from scattered rain, parts of the upper Midwest are dealing with flooding and […]


Texas Produce Convention 2011

The Texas Produce Convention of 2011 will be hosted by the Texas Produce Association, the Texas Citrus Mutual, and the Valley Ag Insurance Service. The convention will be held at the Isla Grand Beach Hotel and Resort located in South Padre Island, Texas. The convention will run through August 17th to 19th. Cost is determined […]


Rain in Edinburg, Texas – June 22nd 2011

Rain and Flash Flooding in Edinburg, Texas Texas Plant and Soil Lab saw a little relief to the Texas drought this week. Four-and-a-half inches of rain in an hour! That’s what Edinburg got Wednesday – and it rained all day. By 2:30 that afternoon, we had a nearby lightening strike which took down all the […]


Planting Sunflower Crops After Wheat Crops a Great Option

There are great opportunities for farmers and growers in the High Plains to double-crop sunflower after winter wheat this year due to limited plantings in the northern states. “Much of North Dakota and parts of South Dakota are saturated from consistent rains and the window for planting sunflower is closing very soon,” said Tom Young, […]

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Harvesting Wine Grapes – Tomorrow! Weds June 22nd 2011

McAllen, Texas Everyone: Meet me in the morning at Jorge Jaber’s to pick grapes. Jorge had hoped to do this on Saturday, but the sugars in the grapes say it has to be NOW. So we are meeting at 7:00 a.m. at his place. Bring clippers, wear sunscreen and tennis shoes and a hat!!! The […]

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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 […]