12 Best Management Practices for Herbicide Resistance

CLICK HERE for twelve best management practices for controlling herbicide-resistant weeds developed by the Take Action program in partnership with the Weed Science Society of America. Links on the page may take you away from the Take Action website. The United Soybean Board/Take Action is not responsible for the content and/or claims made by websites…

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Cotton and Soybean Scouting School

Please consider attending a scouting school this summer. We will post as they become available. Here is information on the first: Cotton & Soybean Scouting School July 13, 2018 2:00 pm Elm City American Legion, 100 American Legion Way, Elm City, NC 27822. Call for more information, contact your local N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent: Wilson: Norman…

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The Latest in Soy Technology

Technology has a major impact on how most soybean growers do their jobs these days, whether it be GPS to the using data to apply resources precisely and beyond. And if one thing is certain about technology, it changes rapidly, with the the opportunity for new applications increasing all the time. READ THIS ARTICLE for…

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NCSPA CEO

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is officially announcing that the CEO Jeff Jennings has decided with the Executive Committee to resign his position. Mr. Jennings has decided to pursue other opportunities. John Fleming, NCSPA President, said, “The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association appreciates the contributions that Jeff made to our Association and we wish…

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It’s PEST Week

USB’s Take Action program is hosting PEST Week (or Pest Elimination Strategy & Tactics Week) from June 15-July 1. The week is focused on best management strategies and raising awareness of the looming threat of pesticide resistance. Several PEST Week resources and social media graphics to share are available for download here. Activities for PEST Week…

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Governor Vetoes Farm Act After Rally For Ag

On June 25, farmers from all across the state left their fields and came to Raleigh to stand up for North Carolina’s number one industry, agriculture. They were joined by ag businesses, commodity associations and those who know the importance of this community to the state at the Rally for Ag. Hundreds of people gathered…

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The Benefits of Being Sustainable

Farmers depend on the land for their livelihood and most implement sustainable practices for that reason. However, many farmers today are going a step beyond and looking for additional ways to enhance sustainability, not only because it protects the land for the future, but because it can be profitable and produces high quality soy. The…

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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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Early Season Scouting

Scouting is critical to helping make management decisions that will ultimately increase profitability. Early rounds of scouting should look for emergence, stand and uniformity, early seedling diseases and weeds. Scouting  often is essential to catching early season problems. EMERGENCE, STAND, UNIFORMITY Soon after soybeans emerge the first task is to scout for emergence, stand and…

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2018 NC Soy Research Projects

As the weather finally dries out and you continue with #plant18, our researchers are too! Each year, the NCSPA sponsors research projects throughout the state to investigate practices and products that will help increase your bottom line. In 2018, the N.C. soy checkoff is funding over 20 research projects and demonstrations that will help provide…

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