Norder Blog

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

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

What information can a soil test provide?

Farmers understand the importance of routine soil sampling and receiving quality soil fertility recommendations from their trusted advisors. Many farmers rely heavily on their agronomist to interpret a soil test and

Is there a hole in your precision ag bucket?

Most precision ag platforms focus on the basics of crop production, creating site-specific recommendations and variable rate prescriptions for seed and fertilizer, but few focus on water management.  If you

The High Cost of a Cheap Grid Sample

Grid soil sampling has become common practice among farmers across the Midwest.  Growers have witnessed the results first-hand how a grid soil sample increases yields and positions crop nutrients in

Is Grid Sampling Out-Dated?

Yield data collection hardware is common in most combines on today’s farms. Growers and agronomists have started to use this combine collected data to develop management zones and soil sample

In 2016, weed control was a challenge. Farmers, consultants and applicators had to use the kitchen sink approach to manage weeds and still ended up with poor results. We are