The Perks of Planting Cover Crops

Cover crops provide numerous benefits for the soil, including reduced erosion, improved ability to hold water and greater organic matter. Some soybean farmers still aren’t sure whether they’ll return the investment, but there are a growing number of farmers who agree they pay for themselves in a variety of ways. Here are eight benefits cited…

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The Latest in Soy Technology

Technology has a major impact on how most soybean growers do their jobs these days, whether it be GPS to the using data to apply resources precisely and beyond. And if one thing is certain about technology, it changes rapidly, with the the opportunity for new applications increasing all the time. READ THIS ARTICLE for…

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The Benefits of Being Sustainable

Farmers depend on the land for their livelihood and most implement sustainable practices for that reason. However, many farmers today are going a step beyond and looking for additional ways to enhance sustainability, not only because it protects the land for the future, but because it can be profitable and produces high quality soy. The…

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Technology Resources

As you begin planning for the coming season, don’t forget the helpful collection of technology resources on the USB website. There is information on everything from farm machinery and planter innovations to management software and services for a more efficient 2018. CLICK HERE to learn more.  

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Synthetic Auxin Fact Sheet

Need more information on best management practices for the use of synthetic auxin herbicides? CLICK HERE for USB’s newly updated Synthetic Auxin Fact Sheet. For additional resources on synthetic auxin stewardship, click on the names of products below: 2,4-D Enlist™ Weed Control System Dicamba Engenia® Herbicide FeXapan™ Herbicide Plus VaporGrip® Technology XtendiMax® Herbicide with VaporGrip®…

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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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Stem Canker

Stem canker is a fungal disease that occurs sporadically from year to year in North Carolina. Infection is dependent on favorable weather conditions, specifically prolonged wet weather early in the season. Stem canker is caused by fungi in the genus Diaporthe. Infection by the fungus occurs early in the season, during the early vegetative stages…

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Start Thinking About Variety Selection Now

  Proper variety selection is one of the first steps in producing a high-yielding crop. Each variety has specific strengths and weaknesses that make it more or less suited for a given environment. Maturity group, yield potential, disease tolerance, and herbicide technology are all important to consider when selecting a variety.       Potential…

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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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