How to Cut Machinery Repair Costs

Want to keep your machinery repair costs down? The best way is to have a plan in place for maintenance and repair, which will also minimize losses due to down-time. Some tips to do this are: Learn about your equipment and understand the regular maintenance recommended. Use a checklist to ensure service work and regular…

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How To Apply Nutrients on a Budget

Soil fertility is important, and maintaining it is a long-term investment, even when bean prices trend lower. While on a budget, you’ll want to follow the tips below to help enhance or maintain future yields through soil fertility: Follow your soil-test recommendations Consider alternative nutrient-application methods Make sure your soil pH is correct Don’t spend…

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How Technology Can Lead to More Profit

Adding technology and getting more data on your farm can help increase yields, decrease costs and increase profit, but you have to know how to take advantage of the data you receive. Learn more about some of the types of data farmers can take advantage of and the way they can use technology on the…

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Homegrown in the Park in Alamance County

The NCSPA was on hand at Alamance County Farm Bureau’s Homegrown in the Park on Apr. 27. The event, held in Burlington City Park, celebrated the county’s agricultural heritage and the future of ag industry there. Many commodity associations had exhibits at the event, including the NCSPA. Board member, Michael McPherson, and his wife Renee,…

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Herbicide Trait Options for 2020

The 2020 growing season brings a number of options when it comes to herbicide-tolerant technology. With different traits available, herbicide trait technology is a critical part of the variety selection decision. Growers must weigh many factors, namely weed management, risk tolerance and overall profitability, when deciding which herbicide trait package is the best fit for…

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Herbicide Resistance Risk Fact Sheet

The risk of weeds developing resistance to a herbicide site of action is determined by how the herbicide is used and the frequency of resistance mutations in weeds. The more a site of action is used, the greater the risk of resistance. LEARN MORE IN THIS NEW FACT SHEET from USB.

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Herbicide Lookup Tool App Now Available

Take Action on Weeds has debuted a new herbicide lookup tool app that allows users to identify the site of action classification, and will also show other herbicides that fall into the same site of action. Ultimately, this will help farmers diversify their herbicide strategy and effectively control troublesome herbicide-resistant weeds. The Take Action on…

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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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Helping Local Farms and Neighbors in Need

Developed by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF), the Farmers and Communities Manage Deer (FCMD) project has successfully demonstrated that when farmers, sportsmen, and community groups work together, deer damage to crops can be reduced, farm income and community revenues can be improved, and high-quality ground meat can be efficiently processed and delivered to those…

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