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March 22, 2013
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We have implemented a series of new quality control processes and are pleased to announce this will allow us to deliver complete micronutrients (boron, iron, manganese, and copper) at our customer’s request.

We have also been doing a lot of data analysis over the winter and have created a process that provides Bray, DTPA, and Ammonium Acetate Equivalent numbers from our results at no extra charge. Customers who do not request Bray and Olsen measurements will be provided with a Bray Equivalent P value from our mehlich-3 results. We will also provide DTPA Equivalent Zn values and Ammonium Acetate Equivalent Ca values from our mehlich-3 results as part of our standard offering to all customers. Further information about these correlations is available upon request.

Solum is now offering Soybean Cyst Nematode Egg Count Test from our Ames facility to help you utilize management strategies in soybean fields.

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For manure testing we have partnered with Ward Labs. You will be able to send your manure samples to our Ames facility, the samples will be shipped to Ward Labs, they will perform the measurements and the results will be delivered back to you, in a timely fashion, through our online system. The packages that will be available for manure testing are as follows:

  • Solum Std.: Total N, Organic N, Ammonium Nitrate, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Na,ZN, Fe, Mn, Cu, EC, pH, Moisture, Dry Matter
  • Solum +: Solum Std. plus Boron
  • Solum ++: Solum Std. plus Boron and Chloride

 

You will be able to select recommendations for your soil samples. We have recommendations available from Iowa State University, Illinois University and North Dakota University to choice from.

We are now offering a 3-day guaranteed delivery time for a small extra fee. If you pay the premium for 3-day and they’re delivered after 3 days, the samples are free.

All of these changes will be reflected on our website, effective today. The online Order form will allow you to select Manure, SCN, or Soil. Under Soil Samples you will be able to select Micronutrients, Recommendations and/or 3-day Guaranteed Service. On the report side, the CSV format will change to accommodate the micronutrients and equivalent bray results.

 

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Solum’s™ mission is to develop software and measurement technology that makes the business of Agriculture simpler and more productive. Our advanced soil nutrient and fertilizer response models are developed by Solum's™ industry leading soil measurement laboratory in Ames, Iowa.

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