Getting the Most from Double-Crop Beans

For soybean growers who are double-cropping this year, harvest of the small grain crop and time to plant beans is nearly here. CLICK HERE TO GET ADVICE from Virginia Tech extension agronomist, David Holshouser, Ph.D., on planting and management practices to maximize the potential of double-crop soybeans.

Getting Soil Ready for Higher Yields

After harvest is a great time to make sure soil is in the best condition to generate the highest yields possible for the upcoming season. It is key to make sure there are no nutrient deficiencies, so soil must be tested for nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Deficiencies must be remedied to grow an optimal crop.…

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Getting Ahead of Weeds and the Weather

While weeds are dormant, it is important to keep a close watch on the weather and weeds as to gauge the impact of weather on emergence and control. Weather can change when and how weeds germinate, and a sequential program of residual herbicide can help. Scout fields early for the presence of winter annual weeds…

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Get the Basics Right This Planting Season

If you pay attention to best management practices when preparing to plant and planting soybeans, you may be able to avoid expensive treatments and technologies later, and improve your profit. In a recent article from USB, an extension professor and agronomist from the University of Kentucky recommends soil testing, paying attention to which varieties work…

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G20’s Agreement to Try And Agree

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met this weekend during the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. Soon after, the White House released a statement that the two countries had potentially agreed to de-escalate the current trade friction and continue negotiations. In return for the U.S. not raising the current 10% tariff to 25% on January…

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Fungicide Timing

As many of our beans move into reproductive stages, now is the time to begin scouting for disease and thinking about fungicide applications. If, when and how often to apply fungicides are questions all soybean growers face. To help answer these questions the NCSPA sponsored research with a group of crop consultants in eastern N.C.…

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Fungicide Classification Chart Available

Now that USB’s Take Action program has expanded to include efforts to combat fungicide resistance as well as herbicide resistance, a new fungicide classification chart has been created as a companion to the popular herbicide classification chart. Farmers have found the herbicide classification charts to be very useful and the fungicide chart should prove to…

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Fungicide Classification Chart

Repeated use of fungicides with the same mode of action can result in the selection of fungicide-resistant strains of plant pathogens. CLICK HERE to get a fungicide classification chart that  groups fungicides and fungicide premixes by their mode of action. Use it to assist in the selection of fungicides to maintain greater diversity in fungicide…

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Frogeye Leaf Spot

Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) is a common foliar disease in North Carolina soybeans especially in our Northeastern and Piedmont counties. Frogeye leaf spot is a fungus caused by the pathogen Cercospora sojina. It can infect soybean plants at any stage of development, but disease most often occurs after flowering. The disease is most serious during…

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Free Webinars on Benchmarking Data and Leveraging Precision Ag

The United Soybean Board and American Society of Agronomy are hosting two webinars to help soybean farmers and ag professionals understand how new technology and effective data management improves the sustainability of their farming operations. The first webinar, Using Digital Agronomy Tools to Assess On-farm Sustainability, is scheduled for Monday, July 30, at noon CDT.…

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