What One Soy Customer Looks for in Sustainability

It is important to many companies who buy and use soy in their products that the soy be sustainable. These companies have sustainability goals because their customers demand it, so in turn they seek to buy soy and other products that are sustainably produced. CLICK HERE to read an interview with Rachel Grantham, an agronomist…

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What Is Your Yield Monitor Telling You

With harvest in full swing, farmers are spending lots of time in their combines with their eyes on their yield monitor. The NCSPA and USB invest checkoff funding in research each year to help farmers protect and improve yield. One example of this is USB’s high yield project, which has identified yield-limiting factors and management…

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What Government Policy Impacts Farms the Most?

Farmers are extremely attentive to governmental policy, especially the regulations generated by the Environmental Protection Agency, but also tax policy, trade policy, and conservation policy. Immigration policy has recently moved to the forefront of farmers’ minds due to necessity of finding labor and the rising costs to farmers of the current farm worker visa program.…

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What Can Drones Do For You?

Drones are impressive technology to be sure, but how can farmers use them to be more effective? They can be useful in scouting for weeds and pests, measuring crop health, monitoring water damage and evaluating weather damage just for starters. Learn more about how drones can help improve efficiency in THIS ARTICLE from USB and…

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Weighing the Benefits of Data Management

When considering a data management system, it is wise to consider the upfront costs and long-term benefits in order to maximize returns. The best way to accomplish this is to take an inventory of the equipment and systems needed, and identify the appropriate partners, such as local dealers and service providers, to fill those needs.…

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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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Weed Management Checklist

Want to keep weeds out of your fields and prevent herbicide resistance? Use this handy checklist as a guide. Make a plan – Think long-term. Strategize to delay the evolution of herbicide resistance and reduce weed seeds. Go full-rate – Apply full rates of effective pre- and postemergent herbicides with multiple modes of action (MOAs).…

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