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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Meet the Board: Adrian Locklear

In this series, we want you to get more familiar with the growers across the state that are representing you on the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association. Today we will be introducing you to Adrian Locklear! Adrian Locklear farms 3000 acres in Maxton, N.C. as part of the Locklear Brothers Farm with his brother, Donovan…

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Meet the Board: Forrest Howell

In this series, we want you to get more familiar with the growers across the state that are representing you on the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association. Forrest Howell farms 8,000 acres in Beaufort County with his dad, uncles, cousins, and brothers as part of Howell Farms in Beaufort County, N.C. The Howells grow corn,…

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Meet the Board: Michael McPherson

Michael McPherson always knew he wanted to be a farmer. His love for agriculture dates all the way back to 1948, which is when his grandfather started the dairy farm that his current operation now sits on. In 1989, the farm transitioned to row crops and hay, with direction from Michael’s father. The farm now…

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Meet the Board: Reggie Baker

The farm started in 1971 and Reggie grew up every day with our entire family on the farm. Reggie got to the farm as fast as possible, actually as soon as he could walk. Currently, the farm raises corn, wheat, soybeans, grain sorghum, hay, and beef cattle. Looking forward to the advancements in the industry,…

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Meet the Board: Reggie Strickland

Deep Roots: A Lineage of Farmers Reggie Strickland comes from a long line of passionate agriculturalists. Though the official start date of the farm is unknown, it may have beginnings dating back to the Civil War. Reggie’s known kin have been operating what is now Strickland Farm since 1861. The farm is located on Hollingsworth…

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Meet the Board: Trey Liverman

After running a 75-year-old farming operation, a person gains a wealth of knowledge of “how to grow their operation and what not to do.” Trey Liverman is a third-generation farmer in Columbia, North Carolina. His operation produces cucumbers, potatoes, cotton, corn, wheat, sorghum, and soybeans. Trey graduated from N.C. State University with degrees in Ag…

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