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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Free Checkoff Tool Shows How Soybean Quality Grows Value

Three Steps to Finding Soybean Varieties that Are Worth More As you watch your soybean crop mature and start estimating yields, you might also start thinking about which varieties you’ll plant next year. While you look through mounds of material about endless soybean varieties and how they’ll perform in your field, remember to also check

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Four Ways to Trim Costs in 2016

With soybean prices predicted to be lower in 2016, it’s more important than ever for farmers to look at ways to lower costs. In fact, one farm management specialist from the University of Illinois recommends cutting costs by $100 per acre to remain profitable. Some areas to consider are farm machinery and capital purchases, fertilizer,…

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