Soybean Fertility Basics

  Soybeans have long been viewed as a “rotational crop” in North Carolina, and proper fertilization programs for soybeans are often ignored. But, an interest in the production of high-yielding soybeans has stimulated interest in maximizing soybean yield via proper fertilization. There is also interest in in-season nutrient applications to help boost yields.    …

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Soybean Fertility

  Soybeans have long been viewed as a “rotational crop” in North Carolina, and proper fertilization programs for soybeans are often ignored. But, an interest in the production of high-yielding soybeans has stimulated interest in maximizing soybean yield via proper fertilization. There is also interest in in-season nutrient applications to help boost yields.    …

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Soybean Cyst Nematodes in NC – Part 1

A recent study by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reveals soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a significant issue for soybean growers in the eastern part of the state. Soybean cyst nematodes develop very small (less than 1 mm) white cysts on the root system. These cysts reduce nitrogen-fixing nodules and increase the…

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Soybean Cyst Nematodes in NC – Part 2

Last week we discussed results from a NCDA&CS survey that revealed soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a significant problem for North Carolina soybean growers. The survey found all counties in the eastern part of the state and a few counties with large soybean acreage in Western NC have the pest. Over 21% of the samples…

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Soybean Cooking Contest Goes International

This year at the NC State fair was the first time the NC Soybean Producers Association participated in the annual cooking contest.  Spectacular judges were on board, who knew how to critique each flavor as a “work of art.” Eight soybean dishes were submitted for the contest.  Ken Smith from WRAL-TV and FOX 5 news,…

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Soybean Association Hires New CEO Jeff Jennings

Jeff Jennings of Clayton, N.C. has been named CEO of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association effective July 3, 2017.  Jennings is an Assistant Director of Marketing at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services where he manages the Domestic Marketing Section.  Previously Jennings served as a program officer at the North Carolina…

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Soy’s Number One Customer: Animal Agriculture

Animal agriculture remains the largest customer of U.S. soy, and the checkoff works hard to meet the needs of the industry. The organization also works to protect market share in the face of growing competition from alternative feed ingredients and other soy-producing countries. Learn more about the impact animal ag has on the U.S., N.C.…

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Soy in Motor Oil? The Engine Is Getting Started

Thanks in part to checkoff-funded research, motorists could have a new choice in motor oil in a few years, made from high oleic soybean oil. Biosynthetic Technologies received a key certification for the oil recently and a pledge for a $100 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture so they can break ground on…

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Soy Health Myths Debunked

Soy growers often get questions from people about soy and their health, such as whether GMOs are safe, whether soy increases the role of breast cancer or whether soy can increase feminine traits. Growers may not know always know the answers, but can rest assured soy is safe and healthy. These concerns are largely based…

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