Resources for Farmers

USB has compiled a terrific list of resources for farmers, including checkoff-related resources, sites from the agricultural industry and sites from the soy industry. CLICK HERE for a helpful list at your fingertips.

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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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Synthetic Auxin Herbicide Fact Sheet

Have questions about synthetic auxin herbicides? USB recently created a fact sheet to address some common questions and concerns about over-the-top applications of 2,4-D and dicamba herbicides in soybeans. Find the fact sheet and more weed management information HERE in our Grower’s Resources Portal.

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Managing Weeds with Dicamba

Dicamba is in the headlines now, with new herbicide-tolerant traits coming to market and recent approvals for over-the-top application. And rightly so because it offers soil residual activity with over 14 days of small-seeded broadleaf weeds, control of weeds that have developed resistance to other modes of action and extended flexibility in application timing in…

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Weed Management Apps for Your Phone

There are lots of great apps these days that can help with weed management that can be uploaded to your phone to have handy to use in the field. There’s a Site of Action Lookup Tool, a Weed ID app, a Windfinder app to make it easy to identify which direction to spray and an…

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Are You Making Weed Management Mistakes?

Weed scientists often see farmers making the same mistakes when managing their fields. Common ones include: Applying herbicides when weeds are too tall Not using residual herbicides or not using them at adequate rates in pre-plant/pre-emergence programs Applying herbicides at rates lower than the labeled minimum Using ineffective herbicides for weeds that are in the…

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Using the Right Sprayer Nozzle

Today’s sprayers can apply just the right amount of herbicide to every inch of a field, but one size does not fit all. Nozzles come in many types and spray patterns, and the best one to use depends on the plan for using it. For instance, different size nozzles work better with different types of…

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Weed Problems Can Cause Insect Problems

Many farmers do not realize that weeds that are not managed can also cause problems with insect pests. Insects feed on alternative host sources before going into soybeans when they start to bloom. Some insects may have three generations built up in weeds before soybeans are vulnerable. Learn more in THIS ARTICLE about what can…

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10 Things To Consider To Maximize Yield

The NCSPA has widely published information from research studies that have shown increases in yield in N.C. conditions, such as in THIS ARTICLE from June of 2016. Many farmers are already implementing practices these or other practices that will improve yields. However, it’s always good to have a reminder of things that can be easily…

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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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