Precision Ag is Dependent on Many Technologies

The tools of farmers are becoming so precise that almost unheard of issues (for farmers) are moving to the forefront. Farmers have adapted Global Position System (GPS) technology just like engineers, surveyors, and the military. Unlike Joe and Susy Sixpack in the family wagon, who also have adapted GPS for plotting the course to the…

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Preemption Does Not Put Production Systems in Conflict

A bill that recently passed both the House and Senate of the North Carolina General Assembly would preempt local government authorities from banning plants, seeds and plant parts in their jurisdictions. Some advocates of organic farming systems have suggested that the legislation will harm organic producers. They reason that with the legislation in place, organic…

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Preventing Spray Drift

Herbicide-resistant weeds have become more prevalent and the importance of using multiple modes of action to manage them has increased. It is vital that products are applied according to the label and with stewardship in mind, so that spray drift doesn’t damage neighboring crops. Managing spray drift is critical to preventing herbicide injury on non-target…

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Production Resources at Your Fingertips

Check out these production resources created by USB, including: The Extreme Beans App that has two calculators to help farmers plan for their crop A Fieldprint calculator to determine an operation’s impact on sustainability The Focus on Soybeans webcast featuring the latest production practices and research. CLICK HERE to access them all.

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Q & As for Managing Weeds during Planting

The United Soybean Board recently published an article entitled “6 Questions to Keep in Mind for Managing Weeds during Planting”, addressing weed management strategies to use both before and during planting. Recommendations include applying full herbicide rate, timing, and rotating modes of action. Click link below for more information: http://unitedsoybean.org/article/6-questions-to-keep-in-mind-for-managing-weeds-during-planting/ Also check out NC Soybean…

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Reaping the Economic Benefits of Sustainable Farming

Many farmers across the country are already implementing a variety of sustainable farming practices, although many don’t recognize it. In the process, those farmers and the many others who are making a conscious effort to be more sustainable are seeing the economic benefits of their efforts. While there can be some original cost associated with …

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Reduced Seed Quality Means Seed Treatments a Must

According to Yadkin County farmer Kevin Matthews, speaking to a reporter from Southern Farm Network following the 2016 Soybean Producers Forum on Feb. 5, seed quality issues with the maturity group fives, sixes and sevens means that seed treatments are an absolute must.  The Forum was held at the Southern Farm Show in Raleigh. According…

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Register for the 2017 Sporting Clays Challenge

Make plans now to join the NC SoyPAC for its annual Sporting Clays Challenge on Apr. 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Any soy grower or industry professional may participate. All proceeds benefit the NC SoyPAC which advocates for federal policies favorable to soybean growers, and supports…

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Report from Commodity Classic

North Carolina Soybean Producers Association board members and staff attended the Commodity Classic Mar. 3-5, 2016 in New Orleans to learn about best practices and the latest farm innovations, get new ideas and network with farmers, and industry professionals from across the country. This year the focus of the event for the United Soybean Board…

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