NCSPA Has a New Logo

The N.C. Soybean Producers Association has developed a new logo to replace the trifoliate leaf logo that has been in place for many years. The logo debuted last Sat., Sept. 9 at the Ag Day at the N.C. State vs. Marshall football game, and members will see it shortly in their mailbox, as there is…

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Ag Day at N.C. State

The NCSPA sponsored Ag Day at the N.C. State vs. Marshall football game on Sept. 9  and participated in the CALS Tailgate. It was a great day to talk to folks about soybeans and farming at the association’s booth in both the Fan Zone at the game and at the Tailgate event. In the Fan…

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Resources By Season

USB offers many helpful resources for farmers throughout the soybean growing season from planting to scouting to harvest, even for the off-season and everything in between. Check out the Seasonal Resources Page HERE to access the information.

NCSPA Sponsors Touch-A-Tractor

The NCSPA worked with North Hills shopping center in Raleigh again this year to hold the Touch-A-Tractor event on August 1. The event, for children and their parents, provided the opportunity to learn about soybeans and farming, meet soybean farmers and sit on a tractor. The association hosted many activities, including painting with toy tractors,…

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Herbicide Resistance Risk Fact Sheet

The risk of weeds developing resistance to a herbicide site of action is determined by how the herbicide is used and the frequency of resistance mutations in weeds. The more a site of action is used, the greater the risk of resistance. LEARN MORE IN THIS NEW FACT SHEET from USB.

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Identifying Soybean Problems During Reproductive Stages

Many issues can occur in soybeans during the reproductive stages, such as evidence of insect feeding, stunted pods or damage or discoloration. READ THIS ARTICLE from USB for some common issues, as well as possible causes to help diagnose the problem and take steps to address it.         Image from: http://graincrops.blogspot.com/2013/08/frogeye-leaf-spot-of-soybean-active.html

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10 Things To Consider To Maximize Yield

The NCSPA has widely published information from research studies that have shown increases in yield in N.C. conditions, such as in THIS ARTICLE from June of 2016. Many farmers are already implementing practices these or other practices that will improve yields. However, it’s always good to have a reminder of things that can be easily…

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Weed Problems Can Cause Insect Problems

Many farmers do not realize that weeds that are not managed can also cause problems with insect pests. Insects feed on alternative host sources before going into soybeans when they start to bloom. Some insects may have three generations built up in weeds before soybeans are vulnerable. Learn more in THIS ARTICLE about what can…

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Using the Right Sprayer Nozzle

Today’s sprayers can apply just the right amount of herbicide to every inch of a field, but one size does not fit all. Nozzles come in many types and spray patterns, and the best one to use depends on the plan for using it. For instance, different size nozzles work better with different types of…

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Are You Making Weed Management Mistakes?

Weed scientists often see farmers making the same mistakes when managing their fields. Common ones include: Applying herbicides when weeds are too tall Not using residual herbicides or not using them at adequate rates in pre-plant/pre-emergence programs Applying herbicides at rates lower than the labeled minimum Using ineffective herbicides for weeds that are in the…

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Weed Management Apps for Your Phone

There are lots of great apps these days that can help with weed management that can be uploaded to your phone to have handy to use in the field. There’s a Site of Action Lookup Tool, a Weed ID app, a Windfinder app to make it easy to identify which direction to spray and an…

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Managing Weeds with Dicamba

Dicamba is in the headlines now, with new herbicide-tolerant traits coming to market and recent approvals for over-the-top application. And rightly so because it offers soil residual activity with over 14 days of small-seeded broadleaf weeds, control of weeds that have developed resistance to other modes of action and extended flexibility in application timing in…

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