Summer Field Days are A Success

Two of the state’s largest field days, the Northeast Ag Expo and the Blackland Farm Managers Tour, were held over the last few weeks and both were great successes. The Northeast Ag Expo was held on July 26 and drew several hundred farmers to NC Spuds/Perdue Farms in Elizabeth City. The NCSPA was a major sponsor…

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Summer Outreach Activities

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association has conducted numerous community outreach events this summer, reaching almost a thousand children at our regular Meet the Farmer event at Marbles Kids Museum, four agritourism farms around the state and multiple summer camps, mostly through extension offices. Laura Rogers, the association’s Community Outreach Coordinator has traveled to over…

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Sustainability Guide

Sustainable farming has become a common point of discussion over recent years and is important to consumers. Farmers often implement many sustainable practices on their farms without even realizing they are sustainable. In fact, farmers were probably among the first practitioners of sustainability because it’s critical to healthy and profitable farming operations. Want to be…

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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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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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Synthetic Auxin Herbicide Fact Sheet

Have questions about synthetic auxin herbicides? USB recently created a fact sheet to address some common questions and concerns about over-the-top applications of 2,4-D and dicamba herbicides in soybeans. Find the fact sheet and more weed management information HERE in our Grower’s Resources Portal.

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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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Technology Watch

Dow’s Insect Resistant Soybean Trait Conkesta will be the brand name for Dow AgroSciences’ novel insect-resistant trait that, when commercialized, will provide soybean farmers with the broadest spectrum for insect control against lepidopteran pests. Upon regulatory approvals, Conkesta will be offered as a stack with the company’s Enlist soybean traits in elite and high-yielding varieties.…

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Technology: Bayer Adds New Liberty Link Soybean Varieties

As farmers in the South continue to battle increasing weed pressure, Bayer released 12 new Credenz soybean varieties designed specifically for farmers in the Mid-South, Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S. regions.  The Credenz varieties contain the LibertyLink trait. “Soybeans are a priority crop for Bayer CropScience,” says Allen Gent, the company’s U.S. soybean product manager. “We’re…

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Telling Your Sustainability Story

Farmers today tend not to use the word “sustainable” when describing their operations, but they should. They have a great story to tell given the enormous increases that have been made in production in recent years, all while significantly decreasing soil erosion, fertilizer use, water use, per-unit green house gas production and more. Learn more…

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