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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Thank You Teachers!

Teacher Spotlight: Jonathan Riggs The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association would like to congratulate Jonathan Riggs of Farmville Central High School for winning the NCSPA Teacher Appreciation Week Award. Jonathan Riggs received not one, but four nominations from students and peers vouching for the quality of both his work ethic and his character. After meeting…

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The Basics of Seed Treatments

The usage of seed treatment products has grown significantly since the 1990s and technology is helping to improve them. However, there are many considerations with whether or not to use them, will they be profitable, when are they needed, etc. THIS ARTICLE from USB answers some of these questions in a discussion with Alison Robertson,…

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The Basics of Soil Sampling

Soil sampling is a simple process and the first thing farmers need to do for a profitable crop. Click on the link below to get the Why’s, When’s, Who’s and How’s of a well-managed soil sampling program: http://unitedsoybean.org/article/soil-sampling-its-a-simple-process/

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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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The Benefits of Cover Crops

Everyone knows about the environmental benefits of cover crops, including reduced soil erosion. But, there are many other benefits to using cover crops that make them worth the investment. Weed control, grazing ground for animals and keeping nutrients from escaping are just a few. Learn more about the benefits of cover crops in this article…

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The Benefits of Spray Technology

It’s more important than ever to make sure that any pesticides or herbicides a farmer sprays are accurate and as sustainable as possible, not to mention that their application is one that makes sense financially. Innovations in spray technology can help with this by allowing farmers to apply the resources more precisely, and as a…

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