In a recent study conducted by the Iowa Soybean Association, on-farm trial research proved narrow row soybean planting can make a huge difference in yield. The row-width study averaged a 2.5-bushel yield boost from 30 to 15-inch soybean rows on 7 Iowa farms.* Similar results were shown in replicated trials in N.C. conducted by Dr.…Details
Soybean cyst nematode is prevalent in North Carolina and is the number one soybean disease in the U.S., resulting in yield losses of more than 100 million bushels per year across the country. Read this article for the signs and symptoms of SCN, as well as to get tips on how to manage it: http://unitedsoybean.org/article/what-lies-beneath/.
When the time is right to make a move to add data into a farm operation, setting up precision agriculture systems, software and sensors the right way is critical. It is helpful to consult an expert to ensure the data is useful. Scott Shearer, Ph.D., a professor and chair of the department of food, agriculture…Details
Sprayer technology is becoming more advanced all the time, allowing farmers to be more sustainable. New technology is on the horizon that will continue to ensure crops are protected from pests in the most efficient, effective and environmentally manner possible. Learn more about variable-rate-technology (VRT), on-the-go nozzle control and electrostatic sprayers in THIS ARTICLE from…Details
With planting season on the horizon and weeds not too far behind, check out this advice from Purdue University Associate Professor, Bryan Young, PhD., about managing weed emergence in deep-till and no-till environments: http://unitedsoybean.org/article/tillage-plays-a-big-role-in-managing-herbicide-resistant-weeds-says-researcher/
We will post information on USDA Farm Service Agency, USDA Risk Management Agency, USDA Rural Development, USDA NRCS and other agencies and programs offering disaster assistance to farmers. Hurricane Matthew made a greater than anticipated impact on central and coastal North Carolina and with rivers and streams continuing to rise as floodwaters drain to the…Details
Everyone knows scouting for insects is an important part of best farm management practices and helps to minimize yield losses, but what do experts recommend in terms of scouting? Read this article from the United Soybean Board to find out: http://unitedsoybean.org/article/researchers-weigh-in-on-top-three-insect-scouting-tips-to-minimize-yield-loss/.
Check out THIS ARTICLE from USB for thoughts on how to manage weeds this season. Be vigilant and take action!
With everyone busy in the fields planting this time of year, a focus on safety is even more important. Please take a moment to remind yourself of these valuable safety tips from a recent United Soybean Board article and be safe out there! http://unitedsoybean.org/article/planting-safely-six-tips-for-avoiding-accidents-this-season-2/Details
The NCSPA was on hand last weekend for the Tractors & Trains Festival at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, N.C. to talk to attendees about farming and answer their questions about agriculture. Board member Jason Starnes and his wife, Robin, assisted outreach education coordinator, Laura Rogers, at the NCSPA exhibit and interacted with thousands…Details
After Ohio soybean farmer Keith Roberts unloads his soybeans at the elevator, he often reflects on where they will be going next. “Ohio soybeans offer an abundant and renewable supply of ingredients for food and livestock feed,” says Roberts, chair of the Ohio Soybean Council’s (OSC’s) New Uses Committee. “In addition, soybeans make it possibleDetails
There are just a few days left to register for the NC SoyPAC’s annual Sporting Clays Challenge on Apr. 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. before the early registration discount expires! The Challenge is open to all soy growers or industry professionals. Both experienced and novice shooters…Details