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Nitrogen Stabilizers

Nitrogen is the most essential nutrient for all plants, and aside from legume species that can fixate nitrogen, most crops will require annual fertilization.  Nitrogen stabilizers help protect your fertilizer…


Nitrogen Soil Sampling

A common method to determine nitrogen fertilizer needs is to use the nitrate result from the soil test in an equation to calculate your nitrogen requirement for corn.  Most equations…


Final Irrigation of the Season

Having the soil dry at harvest not only saves money, but can be beneficial to soil conditions by reducing compaction from heavy equipment.  Crop water usage decreases a little bit…


Spider Mites

Spider mites are a seasonal pest that will commonly infest corn, but can also infest soybean fields when the weather is favorable for mite population increases and survival. Spider mites…


Corn Ear Damaging Pests

When tassels emerge we think about applying fungicides for corn disease management, but we must also be aware of yield robbing pests that attack the ear around the same time….


Fungicide on Soybeans

Fungicide usage on soybeans is far less common than corn. However, the reasons for using a fungicide on corn or soybeans are exactly the same, stop disease and promote plant…


Fungicide on Corn

The ideal time to apply a fungicide to corn to achieve maximum yield response and optimum disease control is the short window between tassel emergence (VT) and blister stage (R2). …


Early Season Irrigation

Moisture stress early in the season has very little impact on yields when compared to similar stress during pollination and grain fill periods.  Slightly dry, non-restrictive soil conditions can be…


Thistle Caterpillars

Thistle caterpillars are the larval stage of the painted lady butterfly, and were a very big deal in Nebraska soybean fields in 2019.  Fast forward to June 2020, and thistle…


Fertilizer Root Injury

Norder Supply agronomists have been coming across numerous cornfields exhibiting early signs of fertilizer root injury.  This type of injury begins to show up typically in the V1 to V2…