Getting the Most Out of Herbicide Applications

Want your herbicide applications to be as effective as possible? Here are a few tips. Know the weeds you are trying to control. Armed with the knowledge of what weeds are most problematic, you can use weed response tables and weed control guides, available through universities and companies, to make the best decisions. For post-emergence…

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Getting the Most Out of Soil Testing

Soil testing is important to maximizing soil fertility and yields on your farm, so much so the NC Soybean Producers Association just sent a postcard and magnet seen on this page to its members to promote the need for soil testing, as well as recommendations for best practices. In a timely coincidence, the United Soybean…

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Going Old School to Get Rid of Weeds

Over the past two decades, the convenience and effectiveness of post-emergence glyphosate applications led many farmers to abandon past approaches to weed control, which included using a variety of herbicide and tillage options. Increasing pressure from glyphosate-resistant weeds like Palmer amaranth have weed experts promoting a return to more diverse practices, similar to those used…

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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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Grain Buyers Wary of Xtend Soybeans

According to an article published in Feedstuffs Online by Jaqui Fatka, May 5, 2016, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Bunge have said they will refuse to purchase Monsanto Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans from producers before the seed trait receives EU approval.  That approval is still forthcoming. On Apr. 25, Perdue Agribusiness Sr. VP John…

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Great Turnout for Southern Farm Show

    The 2017 Southern Farm Show wrapped up on Friday and thousands of folks came out to visit with the over 400 vendors present. It was a fun few days at the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association’s booth as we had the chance to talk with hundreds of farmers. It was a great opportunity…

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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…

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Harvest Looks Promising Compared to 2015

Remember the wet weather and ensuing problems with the soy crop this time last year?  This year’s situation for soy growers is much more promising in comparison.  Back of the envelope calculations show that N.C. soy growers failed to realize at least $40,000,000 in sales last year. The 2015 crop was adequate in terms of…

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Harvest Safety Reminders

Farm safety is always important to keep top of mind, but harvest time poses its own risks. As you’re harvesting beans this year, click the link to the article below for helpful safety reminders, including a short video and information on respiratory safety, how to avoid grain bin entrapment, grain loading technique and more. http://unitedsoybean.org/article/safety-first/

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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.