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Fungicide on Soybeans

The reasons for using a fungicide on corn or soybeans are exactly the same, to stop disease and promote plant health. Any leaf infected with disease spots will have its…


Fungicide on Corn

The ideal time to apply a fungicide to corn to achieve maximum yield response and optimum disease control is the short window between tassel emergence (VT) and blister stage (R2). …


Corn Tissue Sampling

Is tissue analysis beneficial? If so, how often should samples be collected? For tissue analysis to provide real insight about plant growth, the samples must be collected multiple times throughout…


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…


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….


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…


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…


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…


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…