Free Webinars on Benchmarking Data and Leveraging Precision Ag

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.…

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Foliar Yield Enhancements

One question we get often is about products that claim to improve soybean yields and profits. NC soybean farmers are presented with a variety of products that claim to boost their yields and the NC Soybean Producers Association has worked with NCSU Extension to evaluate these products over the last 6 years. The goal of…

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Foliar Fertilizers: Are They a Sound Investment? – Part I

Growers are constantly being hit with information from products that advertise their ability to increase yield, specifically, foliar N, P, K, and micronutrient fertilizers. Is in-season fertilization needed for “catch-up” in a soybean crop and are these products consistently a sound investment for an operation? Research from groups across the United States over the last…

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Flag the Technology

  With two new herbicide-resistant technologies widely available this season, it is now more important than ever to know which fields are safe for which applications. Also, warning the applicator (or other growers in the area) which fields will be sensitive to off-target drift is critical. A simple mix-up by an applicator on which field…

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Finding the Right Data Management Solution

The majority of farmers today are using data to make management decisions on their farms and most are using some type of digital tool to assist with that process. But, there are still many who have not fully integrated all facets of the technology into their operation. A big factor in this is that it…

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Field Day Season is Here

August is here which means field day season is gearing up. Getting in the field to look at research plots can help you start thinking about things you want to implement in your operations for 2017. Field days provide a great opportunity to see the latest trends in soybean production, as well as many other…

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Fall Weed & Disease Mapping

With things finally starting to dry out across much of the state the 2016 harvest is in full swing for many growers. Getting harvest completed is obviously the top priority, but it is also time to start preparing for next season. The first step in planning for next season is making notes on this season’s…

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Fall is the Time to Sample for Nematodes

As we move into September, preparing for harvest is on everyone’s mind, but now is also the time to think about nematode numbers in your fields. Nematodes are microscopic roundworms which may feed on the roots of plants. There are hundreds of different species of nematodes, but most are not economically important. Two that are…

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Evaluating Plant Stands

We’re excited #plant18 is finally well underway in North Carolina. April was cooler and wetter than normal, but things have dried out in May, meaning many of you are in the tractor seat planting as hard as you can go. NCDA is reporting that about 25% of the soybean crop is already in the ground.…

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Estimating Soybean Yields

As the end of the season draws near we’ve gotten some questions about estimating soybean yields. For some, this is because their crop looks good and they are excited to see what their yields may be, while for others this is because they are prepping themselves for disappointment, as weeks of dry weather have taken…

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