Herbicide Lookup Tool App Now Available

Take Action on Weeds has debuted a new herbicide lookup tool app that allows users to identify the site of action classification, and will also show other herbicides that fall into the same site of action. Ultimately, this will help farmers diversify their herbicide strategy and effectively control troublesome herbicide-resistant weeds. The Take Action on…

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Seed Treatments – A Smart Investment?

Seed treatments have gained in popularity over the last few years, but are they a smart investment for soybean farmers? And if so, what kind of treatments are your best options? You are faced with many choices of products that can be placed on the seed. With millions of dollars are spent on seed treatments…

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Getting Ahead of Weeds and the Weather

While weeds are dormant, it is important to keep a close watch on the weather and weeds as to gauge the impact of weather on emergence and control. Weather can change when and how weeds germinate, and a sequential program of residual herbicide can help. Scout fields early for the presence of winter annual weeds…

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Are NC Soybean Yields Increasing?

    2017 was a good year for soybeans in North Carolina and across the Southern US. We tied our state record yield of 40 bushels/acre and nine counties averaged 45 bushels/acre or more. Kudos to all of the farmers and agronomists who worked hard all season to make this happen (along with some favorable…

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2018 Sporting Clays Challenge

Join us for the annual Sporting Clays Challenge on Mar. 23, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. All proceeds benefit the NC SoyPAC which advocates for federal policies favorable to soybean growers, and supports congressional candidates that support farmers. The schedule has changed this year with the tournament…

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How to Use Soil Test Results

Are you soil sampling on your farm? That is the first and crucial step in understanding the soil in your fields and being able to maximize potential. But, it is only the first step in the process. With the results in hand, what is next? Nutrient management is not a one-season process. Results across seasons…

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NC Soybean Production Guide Available Now

    For the first time ever, we are excited to announce that an NC Soybean Production Guide is available for our soybean growers. The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association worked with NCSU faculty to get this document published so growers would have the information they need to make better decisions and increase yield and…

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Considering Seed Treatments?

The use of fungicide seed treatments is on the rise, with an estimated 60-70% of seed planted in 2014 being planted with a treatment as compared to just 30% in 2008. But, whether or not seed treatments are needed or will help with profitability depends on a variety of factors, such as weather, planting date,…

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2017 Data Added to Variety Selection Tool

Proper variety selection is one of the most important steps a soybean producer can make. It is important to devote some time to selecting the proper variety as this decision is one of the first steps to maximizing yields. If we compare the top 10% of soybean varieties grown within a single maturity group at…

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