Norder Blog

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…


Tissue Sampling

For tissue analysis to provide real insight about plant growth, the samples must be collected multiple times throughout the season, and preferably across multiple sites within the field each time…


Corn Stand Evaluations

Confirming our plant population is an important step in achieving optimal yields. By taking stand counts we can evaluate our emergence, make future adjustments for spacing, seed depth, planter settings…


Herbicide Residual Activation

Rain or irrigation is necessary to activate herbicide residual and provide best weed control. Proper management of herbicides is a way Norder Supply agronomists help our customers maximize net return…


Optimizing Corn Plant Population

Corn yields have improved with advancements in seed genetics. New hybrids handle environmental stresses while utilizing water, nitrogen and other crop nutrients more efficiently. Achieving higher corn yields requires an…


Cold Soil Planting

Planting in cold soil can cause chilling injury to the seed, and lead to germination and stand establishment problems. Norder Supply agronomists maximize net return per acre for our customers…


PPO Herbicide Injury to Soybeans

PPO herbicides used pre-emerge in soybeans helps control winter annual weeds and provides a long lasting residual which maximizes the net return per acre. Timing of application and weather will…


Nitrogen Soil Sampling

Proper management of nitrogen is one way Norder Supply assists growers on managing input costs, and maximizing net return per acre. Nitrate is just one of the chemical compounds of…