PhiloSOYphy Website Busts Soy Myths

In today’s world, myths about agriculture are plentiful. Soy Connection produced videos to bust common soy myths and address health professionals’ top concerns surrounding soy, including risk of breast cancer, feminization in men and genetically engineered crops. The videos, which feature USB Sustainability Target Area Coordinator Nancy Kavazanjian (Wisconsin) and soy health expert Mark Messina,…

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Pesticide Application Tracking Chart

It is important to keep track of pesticide application variables for good stewardship. It is also a good idea to keep a detailed record of each application to help make sure proper procedures are followed and to serve as official documentation, whether or not the product requires it. Need help keeping accurate records? CLICK HERE…

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Pest Week is Here

USB’s Take Action program is hosting PEST Week (or Pest Elimination Strategy & Tactics Week) this week, July 15-21. The focus is promoting on best management strategies and raising awareness of the looming threat of pesticide resistance. Make sure to follow on Twitter at @TakeActionWeeds or on Facebook during #PESTweek and turn your pest practices…

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Palmer amaranth Control in Soybeans

A cool, wet spring, followed by heat and sun has led to the perfect storm for weed development over the last few weeks. As weeds begin to grow, timeliness of post-emergence applications is critical to suppressing weed populations and protecting the soybean yield. While there has been some late-season horseweed in soybean fields this year,…

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Out & About- Nov 11th-15th

JOCO Works 2019 During the week of November 11th, Johnston County “JOCO Works 2019” hosted its first Career Expo at the Johnston Community College campus in Smithfield, N.C.  There were approximately 4,000 eighth grade students, teachers, school administrators, parents, industry leaders, and volunteers attending the expo on November 14-15, 2019.  Those students were from public…

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Optimizing Planting Date and Maturity Group

Soybean producers and consultants have been trying to push the yield limits on modern, high-yielding soybean varieties in recent years. One means of improving yields is by being strategic about planting timing and maturity group selection, which play a major role in achieving maximum yield potential in a given year. Weather is ultimately the driving…

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Onslow County Ag Day

During the recent COVID-19 pandemic virus many ag events throughout North Carolina were cancelled.  One such annual event was the Onslow County Ag Days and some 800 students across the county attended the two-day session on a local farm.  “Many school kids look forward to spring school tours.  It is an educational way to connecting…

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Off-Target Dicamba Injury

  Given all the publicity off-target dicamba injury has gotten over the last few weeks, I thought it would be an appropriate time to share some videos we made with Crop Science professor Dr. Wes Everman last season. In the first two videos, Anthony Grove, an NCSU Master’s student under the direction of Dr. Wes…

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Now is the Time to Consider Varieties as Seed Selections Are Made

Please check out the 2015 North Carolina Soybean Variety Information at: http://soybeans.ces.ncsu.edu/2015-north-carolina-soybean-variety-information/ “This is a reworking of the last five years of OVT data to help answer farmers’ questions. It includes yields for all locations, yields planted early or late, yields projected for a 20-, 40-, or 60-Bu/A environment, which varieties have resistance to frogeye…

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Not Too Far Out

At the North Carolina Agriculture & Biotechnology Summit on November 18-19, thought-provoking speakers explored the intersection of science, politics and economic development in the biotechnology industry. There was a healthy component of farmer participation on the podium, but unfortunately not enough farmers were able to attend to push the coffee break discussions towards addressing the…

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