2018 Management Decisions – Seeding Rate

We continue our 2018 Management Decisions series this week where we tackle plant populations. At this point, most of you have selected varieties and purchased seed, so one of the next things to think about is soybean seeding rate. Conventional wisdom says planting high populations will ensure maximum yields, but actually, this is not always…

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2018 Management Decisions – Row Spacing

Next up in our Management Decisions series we talk row spacing. But first, if you missed our articles on weed management, seeding rates, or planting date catch up by clicking the links. Row spacing is something we get a lot of questions about and the truth of the matter is a wide range of row…

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2018 Management Decisions – Planting Date

This week we continue with our management decisions series. Thus far we’ve discussed weed management and seeding rates. If you missed it, catch up here and here. In part three of our management decisions series, we’re talking planting date. Before we get into some data, it’s important to remember soybeans tolerate a wide range of planting dates,…

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2017 Statewide and Contest Yields

2017 was an overall good year for soybeans across the state. Favorable weather throughout most of the growing season meant many of you saw yields higher than you have in quite a few years. We were excited to hear so many of you had a good year, it’s something everyone needed! According to the NCDA’s…

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2017 Sporting Clays Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Phillip Gregory of the Strickland Farming Group team for his winning score of 92 at the 2017 NC SoyPAC Sporting Clays Challenge. The annual tournament was held at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina on April 7th.  Shooters had to contend with gusting winds but several managed to post excellent individual scores. Top team honors…

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2017 Soybean Yield Contest

Now that we have escaped the wrath of Irma and Jose it’s finally time to start thinking about soybean harvest. Overall, the NC soybean crop looks to be in decent shape thus far. If we can get through the season with a few more timely rains and avoid any more hurricanes, yields in the state…

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2017 Management Decisions – Planting Date

This week we continue with our management decisions series. Last week we discussed seeding rate and how you may be able to save money by decreasing your seeding rates. If you missed it, catch up here. In part two of our management decisions series, we’re talking planting date. Before we get into some data, it’s…

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2017 Management Decisions – Weed Control

Up this week is part three of our management decisions series. If you missed the posts on planting populations or planting date, catch up here and here. While deciding on the optimum seeding rate and planting date for your operation are important, without proper weed control none of those decisions matter. Weed management is a…

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2017 Management Decisions – Seeding Rates

As we gear up for #plant17, now is the time to start thinking about planting management decisions. At this point, most of you have selected varieties and purchased seed, so one of the next things to think about is soybean seeding rate. Conventional wisdom says planting high populations will ensure maximum yields, but actually, this…

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2017 Double-Crop Insurance Changes

Effective in 2017: The following change from USDA Risk Management Agency has been made regarding the double-crop indemnity provisions in crop insurance. For more information and the full website with FAQs visit the link here: http://www.rma.usda.gov/help/faq/doublecropping.html Frequently Asked Questions Double Cropping Revision and Practical to Replant Jun 22, 2016 Q: What is double cropping? A: Planting and harvesting two or…

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2017 Data Added to Variety Selection Tool

Proper variety selection is one of the most important steps a soybean producer can make. It is important to devote some time to selecting the proper variety as this decision is one of the first steps to maximizing yields. If we compare the top 10% of soybean varieties grown within a single maturity group at…

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