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Plant Tissue Analysis for Corn-When and Why

A few growers ask me about tissue sampling every season.  The conversation is usually initiated after corn is already showing deficiency symptoms.  Tissue analysis is a good diagnostic tool to


Why Use A Nitrogen Stabilizer?

Nitrogen stabilizer (inhibitor) technology has been around for a long time, with plenty of science to prove they work effectively year in and year out.  Even so, many producers elect


Spend Money to Save Money?

You are aware of the old adage “you need to spend money to make money”; do you also sometimes need to “spend money to save money”? I am suggesting farmers


“There will come a time in the near future when farmers will have to increase yields using the same amount of inputs they currently use, or maintain production using less,”


In Season Nitrogen Testing

The following article is an excerpt from a previous post titled “How Much Nitrogen Should I Apply”, posted February 23, 2018 The corn plants will take up most of its


Corn Stand Evaluation Details about the planting conditions, planter performance, and the need for future planter maintenance can be gleaned from a few measurements and counts once corn emerges.  The


For South Central Nebraska, 2018 ranks in the top five for coldest starts to April.  This has delayed planting a little bit, but also has significantly hindered progress on pre-emerge and


As soybean planting nears, many Norder Supply Agronomists have fielded questions about lowering soybean planting populations.  There may be some good reasons to plant fewer seeds per acre, specifically reducing


How Much Nitrogen Should I Apply?

Soil sample testing for Nitrogen is very important.  When you soil test, you receive an analysis report in which nitrates are reported as part per million and pounds per acre. 


Do Biological Products Work?

The last few years we have seen an influx to the ag retail market of products classified as Yield Enhancing.  We have also experienced a rise in Biological products.  Yield