What’s Next In Herbicide Innovation

It has been 21 years since Roundup Ready® soybeans were introduced and 20 since Liberty Link® soybeans came out. A lot has changed since then in farming innovations and seed technology. There are a lot of innovative products in the pipeline, including stacked trait options and non-chemical weed control. Read THIS ARTICLE to learn what’s…

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Mandatory Auxin Training – 2018

You are undoubtedly aware of the issues with dicamba off-target deposition across the country last year.  Because of those issues, the EPA recently revised labels for dicamba products registered for application to Xtend soybean and XtendFlex cotton.  One of many new requirements is mandatory training for all applicators prior to use in 2018 (even if…

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Technology Resources

As you begin planning for the coming season, don’t forget the helpful collection of technology resources on the USB website. There is information on everything from farm machinery and planter innovations to management software and services for a more efficient 2018. CLICK HERE to learn more.  

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Meeting Season Starts in Jan

It’s hard to believe 2018 is already almost here. The winter meeting season kicks off the first week in January which is only a few weeks away. Winter meetings are a great way for growers to hear the about the latest research conducted over the last season. Researchers provide data and recommendations that you can…

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What To Do Now To Prepare for Next Year

Though harvest is nearing completion and we are headed into farming’s “off-season,” there are many things that can be done to prepare for a successful crop in 2018. These include taking soil samples, updating nutrient-management plans, looking for ways to minimize soil loss, repairing equipment, evaluating field drainage, recording pest issues and taking steps to…

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Time to Start Thinking About Variety Selection

Proper variety selection is one of the first steps in producing a high-yielding, healthy crop. Choosing an appropriate variety is one of the most important decisions a soybean producer will make and one of the hardest because there are so many varieties available. Each variety has specific strengths and weaknesses that make it more- or…

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Crop Rotation Matters

Rotation should be viewed as a way to maintain or increase profits and improve soil cropping conditions. Although labor, equipment, and soil type all may limit the types of crops you can grow, rotation is still an essential component of any management plan. Whether your operation grows a few crops or many, crop rotation needs…

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Getting Soil Ready for Higher Yields

After harvest is a great time to make sure soil is in the best condition to generate the highest yields possible for the upcoming season. It is key to make sure there are no nutrient deficiencies, so soil must be tested for nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Deficiencies must be remedied to grow an optimal crop.…

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The Weed Resistance Cycle

Whether you’re battling pigweed, horseweed, or ragweed, herbicide-resistant weeds have declared war on farmers in North Carolina and across the United States. With the number of species and types of chemistries with resistance continuing to grow, it will take all weapons available to defend our farms. But replacing one herbicide chemistry with the next won’t…

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What Is Your Yield Monitor Telling You

With harvest in full swing, farmers are spending lots of time in their combines with their eyes on their yield monitor. The NCSPA and USB invest checkoff funding in research each year to help farmers protect and improve yield. One example of this is USB’s high yield project, which has identified yield-limiting factors and management…

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