With the unpredictable threat of tropical weather and the pressures of harvesting large acreage, the question of whether or not to use chemical application to hasten maturity often arises in N.C. soybean production. Several factors need to be considered when deciding whether the application of a harvest aid makes sense, including avoiding grain loss due…Details
CLICK HERE for information on common soybean diseases to help you scout more effectively. The sheet shows you where common soybean diseases generally occur on the soybean plant.
On-farm technology and data management services help farmers make better decisions, boost efficiency, decrease inputs, increase yield and become more sustainable. But with so little unbiased sources of information on technology, it can be difficult to navigate. A new resource called Tech Toolshed helps growers makes sense of all this, maximize the technology they already…Details
USB and ASA are working together to turn data into action with a free webinar about ag technology in soybean production. ASA and USB leaders will discuss sustainable ways that farmers can capture and utilize data on their farms. The webinar will take place on Aug. 30 at 1:00 p.m. CST. Register for the webinar…Details
Repeated use of fungicides with the same mode of action can result in the selection of fungicide-resistant strains of plant pathogens. CLICK HERE to get a fungicide classification chart that groups fungicides and fungicide premixes by their mode of action. Use it to assist in the selection of fungicides to maintain greater diversity in fungicide…Details
EPA is currently accepting comments on its proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Standards and 2020 Biomass-based Diesel Volume. The deadline for submitting comments is August 17. You can send a quick comment to EPA by clicking here at: NBB’s Fueling Action Center.
Two of the state’s largest field days, the Northeast Ag Expo and the Blackland Farm Managers Tour, were held over the last few weeks and both were great successes. The Northeast Ag Expo was held on July 26 and drew several hundred farmers to NC Spuds/Perdue Farms in Elizabeth City. The NCSPA was a major sponsor…Details
Friday, August 3rd, leaders from across NC and the country gathered to discuss the future of agriculture on a national scale. The conversation was organized by Congressman David Rouzer and Senator Thom Tillis in light of the recent nuisance lawsuits that are targeting eastern NC hog farmers. The roundtable was held at the NC State Fairgrounds…Details
Recent advancements in precision agriculture and data analytics have paved the way for the next important step forward in agriculture: incorporating big data on the farm. While the idea of using big data for agriculture may sound complex, it boils down to analyzing all the data generated on the farm to reveal insightful patterns and…Details
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that the USDA will be making efforts to assist farmers who have been affected by the recent tariffs imposed by China. This comes from the direction of President Trump who wanted a short-term relief strategy to protect producers, upholding his promise to protect them. The strategy will…Details
The United Soybean Board and American Society of Agronomy are hosting two webinars to help soybean farmers and ag professionals understand how new technology and effective data management improves the sustainability of their farming operations. The first webinar, Using Digital Agronomy Tools to Assess On-farm Sustainability, is scheduled for Monday, July 30, at noon CDT.…Details
Come out for Ag Day at the Carolina Mudcats game when they take on the Salem Red Sox at Five County Stadium in Zebulon on Aug. 5! NCSPA members can buy discounted tickets to the game. First pitch is at 2 p.m. and kids can run the bases after the game. CLICK HERE to buy…Details