Considerations for Spring-Applied Nutrients

There are many things to consider when deciding whether to add fertilizer. Many farmers add it in the fall, but it may be time to consider adding it in the spring when nutrients are needed most. Adding fertilizer in the spring can prevent nutrient loss and be more sustainable by reducing the risk of runoff.…

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Considerations for Planning Crop Rotation

Crop rotation has been a cornerstone of sustainable farming for thousands of years, but the practice has become more complex. There are many factors that today’s farmers need to consider when developing their rotational plans. Seth Naeve, Ph.D., University of Minnesota associate professor and extension soybean agronomist, provides a list of the most important below.…

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Congratulations to the 2022 Yield Contest Winners

If there was ever a year to highlight the resiliency of soybeans in North Carolina, it was 2022! Despite hot and dry weather in several key periods from June-September, many growers were surprisingly satisfied with their yields last year. Also due to relatively dry conditions during harvest we had another excellent quality year. While yields…

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Congratulations to the 2021 Yield Contest Winners

After the thoughtful cancellation of the North Carolina joint Commodities Conference last year, 2022 brought with it a deeper appreciation for relationships and the face-to-face connections made at the event this year. In normal fashion, we had the pleasure of announcing the winners of the annual yield contest at Commodity Conference this year. Breaking the…

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Congratulations Soy Scholarship Winners!

Six undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University will receive annual soy scholarships sponsored by the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association.  The purpose of the awards is to create academic opportunities for students to do work in soy production, research and marketing. “Training young people to work…

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