Harvest Aids

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…


Hurricane Florence Updates

First of all, we want to let you know we are thinking of you and your communities. We know many areas have been completely devastated by Hurricane Florence and our hearts hurt for all affected. The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is here to help in any way we can. We know floodwaters may continue to…


Pesticide Application Tracking Chart

It is important to keep track of pesticide application variables for good stewardship. It is also a good idea to keep a detailed record of each application to help make sure proper procedures are followed and to serve as official documentation, whether or not the product requires it. Need help keeping accurate records? CLICK HERE…


How to Handle Flooded Grain

As flood waters begin to recede and you are able to get back in flooded fields and assess damage to crops the question of “how bad do my soybeans look” and “do I have to harvest my flooded soybeans” will be on a lot of minds. The first step will be to document everything. This…


Know Your Disease Risk Fact Sheet & Calculator

CLICK HERE for a new fact sheet you can use to assess your risk of disease in soybean. It also includes a disease risk calculator to help determine whether climatic factors and farming practices will create the perfect environment for disease development, assisting in the decision to move forward with or skip a fungicide application.

Is a Data Management System Right for You?

Farmers have to track, analyze and respond to an incredible amount of data to make the best decisions for their farms. Data management systems can help make sense of it all, although getting started and understanding which system is right can be daunting. USB is publishing a four-part series that will explore how to decide…


Cost-Share Funds Available for Conservation Practices for Some Soybean Growers

    Soybean growers in Pitt, Green, Lenoir, Wayne, Duplin, Sampson, and Robeson counties are eligible to apply for a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant program through your NRCS office. This special program is led by Smithfield Foods and the Environmental Defense Fund to help grain farmers improve their productivity, profitability, and sustainability. SmithfieldGRO,…


Harvest Tips

CLICK HERE for a collection of seasonal resources to help with harvest. It includes everything from information on safety to combine maintenance to grain storage and things to remember at the elevator.

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…


Dicamba Gets Renewal – With Modifications

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the registration for two years for over-the-top use of dicamba to control weeds in cotton and soybean fields. This registration will be valid until Dec 2020. “EPA understands that dicamba is a valuable pest control tool for America’s farmers with pest control san diego,” said EPA Acting Administrator Andrew…