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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Mandatory Auxin Training – 2018

You are undoubtedly aware of the issues with dicamba off-target deposition across the country last year.  Because of those issues, the EPA recently revised labels for dicamba products registered for application to Xtend soybean and XtendFlex cotton.  One of many new requirements is mandatory training for all applicators prior to use in 2018 (even if…

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Mandatory Grower Training on Auxin Herbicide Use

The dicamba formulations XtendiMax (Monsanto) and Engenia (BASF) both recently received federal registration for use on Xtend cotton and soybeans. It is also likely that Enlist Duo (2,4-D formulation-Dow) will receive approval in the very near future for use on Enlist cotton and soybeans. These products in combination with their auxin-resistant varieties provide growers with…

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Marketing Flooded and Moisture-Damaged Soy

We will provide information on scouting and handling moisture-damaged soy and flooded soy in the coming days.  Floodwaters continue to rise in some areas, and it is too soon for many farmers to assess damage to crops and facilities. Our goal is to publish information that can be helpful in making decisions about marketing, insurance,…

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Meeting Season in Full Swing

              Meeting season is here and we have spent the last few weeks traveling around the state visiting with growers, listening to our top-notch Extension Specialists, and eating good BBQ. These county grain meetings are probably the best way to hear the about the latest research conducted at NCSU…

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Meeting Season Starts in Jan

It’s hard to believe 2018 is already almost here. The winter meeting season kicks off the first week in January which is only a few weeks away. Winter meetings are a great way for growers to hear the about the latest research conducted over the last season. Researchers provide data and recommendations that you can…

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Minimize Weeds for 2016

Heed the five tips in this article from the United Soybean Board to get control of your fields before you plant, make sure you approach planting to minimize weeds and maintain your fields weed free: http://unitedsoybean.org/article/are-you-ready-for-the-weeds/ Get more information and find resources at WeedfreeNC.com.

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Monitor Soybeans For Damage

With the recent excessive rainfall on a maturing soybean crop, many growers are reporting soybeans sprouting in the pod. In addition, lodging and plant disease such as Sclerotinia (white mold) may result from the excess moisture. Please consult with your merchandisers and grain dealers to be aware of discounting for damage. For example, sprouted seed…

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