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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…


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…


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…


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,”…


The Bruning-Davenport FFA Chapter participated in a contest facilitated by The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, for an educational, in-field experience to help students understand the positive impact…


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…


All fields have some variability, apparent each fall after harvest when we look at yield maps from the data collected by the combine. Agriculture has changed a lot over the…