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Corn Stand Evaluations

Confirming your plant population is an important step in achieving optimal yields.  When taking stand counts we evaluate emergence, spacing, and seed depth. Stand counts should be taken shortly after…


Management for Wheat at Flag Leaf

Tan spot, stripe rust and powdery mildew are common fungal diseases of wheat.  Stripe rust can cause significant yield losses when left untreated and conditions are right for disease to…


Optimum Soybean Planting Population

Advancements in seed treatment technology and seed genetics have allowed producers to reduce soybean planting populations over time, while still maximizing yields.  Norder Supply agronomists assist with soybean variety placement…


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…


Starter Fertilizer Advantages

Norder Supply assists growers in achieving maximum net return per acre with fertility recommendations and thorough evaluation of yield increasing products including starter fertilizers.  Advantages to starter fertilizer use is…


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….