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…Details
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 …Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
All producers impacted by Hurricane Matthew winds, rain or flooding are encouraged to document and report damage to the county USDA Farm Service Agency office. The FSA provides a Loss Estimates Worksheet which should be completed to the extent possible and turned in to the county FSA office. download the worksheet here. Even if the…Details
North Carolina’s own Dr. Tommy Carter, a Soybean Research Geneticist with the USDA, is part of a team conducting research funded by the soybean checkoff on soybean lines that have been growing wild in China for thousands of years. Carter believes the lines can provide genetic diversity that can help improve commercial varieties today. Click…Details
USB offers many helpful resources for farmers throughout the soybean growing season from planting to scouting to harvest, even for the off-season and everything in between. Check out the Seasonal Resources Page HERE to access the information.
Recent articles in this blog have focused on the importance of soil testing in overall farm management practices, but how farmers respond to the nutrient deficiencies and imbalanced pH will make the difference in achieving yield goals. Click here to learn more about addressing pH and macronutrient concerns.
Let decision makers and internet service providers know how much rural American needs reliable, high-speed internet access. For many in rural America, reliable broadband internet access is becoming more important on the farm as new technologies are embraced. However, internet access in rural America often lags behind that of urban centers. How well connected is your…Details
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/Details