Yield Contest Changes in 2019

The North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest has a long history of recognizing top producers in the state and sharing information about which Best Management Practices may help other growers increase yields. This contest is sponsored by the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association but administered by NC State Soybean Extension. Traditionally there have been two categories…

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Wrapping Up 2016

With over 80% of North Carolina soybeans out of the field, the 2016 season is officially winding down. 2016 was a tough year for many with extensive drought in the west, and drought followed by flooding in the east. Thankfully, it sounds like statewide yields aren’t as bad as originally thought. NCDA’s November estimate has…

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What’s Next In Herbicide Innovation

It has been 21 years since Roundup Ready® soybeans were introduced and 20 since Liberty Link® soybeans came out. A lot has changed since then in farming innovations and seed technology. There are a lot of innovative products in the pipeline, including stacked trait options and non-chemical weed control. Read THIS ARTICLE to learn what’s…

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What’s Next for Data Management

Farmers already using data management systems know what an impact access to farm level data can have on decision-making every day. But that is just the beginning. Data companies are enhancing products and partnering with other innovative companies to be able to provide more insights and tell a more robust story. The next step will…

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Weighing the Benefits of Data Management

When considering a data management system, it is wise to consider the upfront costs and long-term benefits in order to maximize returns. The best way to accomplish this is to take an inventory of the equipment and systems needed, and identify the appropriate partners, such as local dealers and service providers, to fill those needs.…

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Weed Management Checklist

Want to keep weeds out of your fields and prevent herbicide resistance? Use this handy checklist as a guide. Make a plan – Think long-term. Strategize to delay the evolution of herbicide resistance and reduce weed seeds. Go full-rate – Apply full rates of effective pre- and postemergent herbicides with multiple modes of action (MOAs).…

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Weed Management Apps for Your Phone or Tablet

Check out seven new weed management apps that will put the power of enhanced weed control in your pocket: 1. Site of Action Lookup Tool Why: Quickly ID the site of action (SOA) of popular herbicides you are using or considering. To help you diversify your SOAs, this Take Action tool also provides you with a…

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Variety Demonstrations

  It’s never too early to start thinking about soybean variety selection for next year and now is the perfect time to get to see different varieties in the field. NC State conducts official variety testing (OVT) and Dr. Jim Dunphy plants variety demonstrations each year. This means there are over 15 locations across the…

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Update Regarding Court Ruling on Dicamba

On June 3 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District issued a ruling vacating U.S. registrations of three dicamba herbicides (XtendiMax, Engenia, FeXapan). This ruling has left much confusion across the industry and producers have heard many different things from various sources about the sale and use of these products. We hope to…

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To Harvest, or Not to Harvest

With many water-damaged soybeans across the state, growers question whether to harvest these crops or not. NCSU’s Ag Resources Economist Dr. Nick Piggot has put together some suggestions for answering this question. The first thing a grower needs to do is calculate what the break-even yield is to warrant combining the field. This is the minimum yield…

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