Soybean Association Hires New CEO Jeff Jennings

Jeff Jennings of Clayton, N.C. has been named CEO of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association effective July 3, 2017.  Jennings is an Assistant Director of Marketing at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services where he manages the Domestic Marketing Section.  Previously Jennings served as a program officer at the North Carolina…

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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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Flag the Technology

  With two new herbicide-resistant technologies widely available this season, it is now more important than ever to know which fields are safe for which applications. Also, warning the applicator (or other growers in the area) which fields will be sensitive to off-target drift is critical. A simple mix-up by an applicator on which field…

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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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Sustainable State of Mind

      North Carolina farmers know how important it is to take care of protecting both land and water resources. We’re proud of all that our growers do to ensure they are producing soybeans in a sustainable manner. In addition to working hard each day to take care of the land, it’s also important…

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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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Soybean Stands in Wet Weather

    Certain parts of the state have seen 10+ inches of rain in the last 30 days (compared to our normal 3-4”). With the rain certain parts have seen in the last few weeks, it might have been tough to get in the field. But if you did get beans in the ground in between…

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In-Furrow Applications

One of the next new things in the soybean world may be in-furrow applications. While this is still a relatively new practice, the idea of using fungicides, insecticides, or starter fertilizers is promising as it may help start the plant off to a faster growth trajectory. In-furrow products differ from seed treatments as they theoretically…

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Nitrogen Applications in Soybeans

Last week we discussed some basics of soybean fertility (catch up here if you missed it). We know how important sufficient levels of P and K are but do soybeans need N upfront or in-season? Unlike most of our other crops soybeans have the ability to obtain their own nitrogen through N fixation. N fixation is…

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