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Spring is a Good Time to Test Well Water

Spring or early summer is one of the best times of year to test your well. Iowa gets most of its rainfall April through June. During this wet period excess water picks up bacteria, nitrate and recently-applied lawn and crop chemicals as it percolates through the soil. If the upper part of your well is leaky, this contaminated water may enter your well through these defects, bringing contaminants with it.


Blade? Loader? Blower? What's the Best Option for Acreage Snow Removal?

Snow removal on an acreage lane can be challenging, particularly during and after a big winter storm. Unless your pickup truck has a blade, most equipment is tractor-mounted. Choosing equipment that’s most effective for snow removal often depends on the size and type of tractor, or other unit powering the equipment. Other things being equal, the reduced mechanical complexity of a blade is less costly than a blower. Blades are typically associated with units larger than a lawn mower-type tractor. Front end loader equipment costs may be in between those of blades and blowers although the cost of a loader is often shared by other uses.