Identifying Soybean Problems During Reproductive Stages

Many issues can occur in soybeans during the reproductive stages, such as evidence of insect feeding, stunted pods or damage or discoloration. READ THIS ARTICLE from USB for some common issues, as well as possible causes to help diagnose the problem and take steps to address it.         Image from: http://graincrops.blogspot.com/2013/08/frogeye-leaf-spot-of-soybean-active.html

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Hundreds Attend Blackland Farm Managers Tour

Hundreds of farmers congregated at Middle Creek Farms in Engelhard for the annual Black Land Farm Managers Association Tour.  Despite a heavy rainfall the night before, farm owner Dawson Pugh had the vast demonstration plot area in great condition.  Dr. Jim Dunphy has the “Cadillac” max yield trial on this site, and Dr. Dunphy presented…

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How Will Grain Dealers Treat Flooded Grain?

How to grade, handle and market flooded grain?  There may not be an opportunity, according to the federal Food and Drug Administration, if toxins and contaminants are present.  Soybeans submerged in flood waters originating off the farm are considered by the U.S. FDA to be adulterated and unfit for consumption.  Farmers should discuss this with…

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How To Apply Nutrients on a Budget

Soil fertility is important, and maintaining it is a long-term investment, even when bean prices trend lower. While on a budget, you’ll want to follow the tips below to help enhance or maintain future yields through soil fertility: Follow your soil-test recommendations Consider alternative nutrient-application methods Make sure your soil pH is correct Don’t spend…

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How Technology Can Lead to More Profit

Adding technology and getting more data on your farm can help increase yields, decrease costs and increase profit, but you have to know how to take advantage of the data you receive. Learn more about some of the types of data farmers can take advantage of and the way they can use technology on the…

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Homegrown in the Park in Alamance County

The NCSPA was on hand at Alamance County Farm Bureau’s Homegrown in the Park on Apr. 27. The event, held in Burlington City Park, celebrated the county’s agricultural heritage and the future of ag industry there. Many commodity associations had exhibits at the event, including the NCSPA. Board member, Michael McPherson, and his wife Renee,…

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Herbicide Resistance Risk Fact Sheet

The risk of weeds developing resistance to a herbicide site of action is determined by how the herbicide is used and the frequency of resistance mutations in weeds. The more a site of action is used, the greater the risk of resistance. LEARN MORE IN THIS NEW FACT SHEET from USB.

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Herbicide Efficacy and Weather Conditions

Weather can have a significant impact on herbicide applications. Herbicides won’t activate properly with too little moisture, but sprayers can’t get into fields that are too wet. There are ways to manage herbicide use given weather conditions, whether that be in weather that has been wet or dry. Read THIS ARTICLE from USB featuring Dr.…

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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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