Norder Blog

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


Planting for Success in 2018

With the cold temperatures and uncooperative weather, there will only be one chance at planting to do it right. Seeds need adequate moisture and good seed to soil contact for even


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


There is renewed interest in Dicamba use, specifically as a tank mix partner in burndown applications.  The approval of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans in the spring of 2016 and


Dude, Where’s My Nitrogen

“What do you suppose happened to my nitrogen I applied last fall?”  This question has been asked more than a few times this spring.  If you live in South Central