Monitor Soybeans For Damage

With the recent excessive rainfall on a maturing soybean crop, many growers are reporting soybeans sprouting in the pod. In addition, lodging and plant disease such as Sclerotinia (white mold) may result from the excess moisture. Please consult with your merchandisers and grain dealers to be aware of discounting for damage. For example, sprouted seed…

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Minimize Weeds for 2016

Heed the five tips in this article from the United Soybean Board to get control of your fields before you plant, make sure you approach planting to minimize weeds and maintain your fields weed free: http://unitedsoybean.org/article/are-you-ready-for-the-weeds/ Get more information and find resources at WeedfreeNC.com.

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Meet the Board: Jimmy Thomas

A dream: that is what paved the way for Jimmy Thomas to become the remarkable farmer he is today. Located in Person County, spread across 3,500 acres of diversified farmland, lives this inspiring farmer. Thomas serves as the ASA (American Soybean Association) director on the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association board. He has graced the…

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Meet the Board: Beth Taylor

Meet Beth Taylor, a true farm girl whose roots run deep in the fertile soil of her family farm in Nash County. This farm dates back to 1938, when her grandparents first purchased it, bringing along a rich history and an abundance of cherished memories. Today her family farm grows a diverse collection of crops,…

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Marketing Flooded and Moisture-Damaged Soy

We will provide information on scouting and handling moisture-damaged soy and flooded soy in the coming days.  Floodwaters continue to rise in some areas, and it is too soon for many farmers to assess damage to crops and facilities. Our goal is to publish information that can be helpful in making decisions about marketing, insurance,…

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Managing Weeds with Dicamba

Dicamba is in the headlines now, with new herbicide-tolerant traits coming to market and recent approvals for over-the-top application. And rightly so because it offers soil residual activity with over 14 days of small-seeded broadleaf weeds, control of weeds that have developed resistance to other modes of action and extended flexibility in application timing in…

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Managing Early Maturing Soybeans

Based on the shortage of VI and VII seed this year, some growers may find themselves planting an earlier maturing variety than they are accustomed to. This may seem scary but really, managing these earlier varieties isn’t that different from managing late maturing varieties. Here are a few things to know about managing early varieties.…

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Management Practices to Combat Resistant Weeds

Herbicide resistance is a real and growing threat, but there are steps every farmer can take to help combat the problem. A plan to battle herbicide-resistant weeds should be put in place from pre-planting through harvest, taking steps to eliminate weeds along the way. And, dealing with these weeds involves more than herbicides. Solutions such…

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