Breaking Down Big Data

Recent advancements in precision agriculture  and data analytics have paved the way for the next important step forward in agriculture: incorporating big data on the farm. While the idea of using big data for agriculture may sound complex, it boils down to analyzing all the data generated on the farm to reveal insightful patterns and…

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Free Webinars on Benchmarking Data and Leveraging Precision Ag

The United Soybean Board and American Society of Agronomy are hosting two webinars to help soybean farmers and ag professionals understand how new technology and effective data management improves the sustainability of their farming operations. The first webinar, Using Digital Agronomy Tools to Assess On-farm Sustainability, is scheduled for Monday, July 30, at noon CDT.…

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All About Pigweed

Palmer Amaranth or pigweed is one of the most difficult weeds to manage. Is it a problem in your fields? Here are some tips to help: Consider planting LibertyLink soybeans. Controlling herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth in Roundup Ready soybeans has been a challenge, but LibertyLink soybeans offer more flexibility. Start clean! Make sure that all herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth…

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12 Best Management Practices for Herbicide Resistance

CLICK HERE for twelve best management practices for controlling herbicide-resistant weeds developed by the Take Action program in partnership with the Weed Science Society of America. Links on the page may take you away from the Take Action website. The United Soybean Board/Take Action is not responsible for the content and/or claims made by websites…

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The Latest in Soy Technology

Technology has a major impact on how most soybean growers do their jobs these days, whether it be GPS to the using data to apply resources precisely and beyond. And if one thing is certain about technology, it changes rapidly, with the the opportunity for new applications increasing all the time. READ THIS ARTICLE for…

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It’s PEST Week

USB’s Take Action program is hosting PEST Week (or Pest Elimination Strategy & Tactics Week) from June 15-July 1. The week is focused on best management strategies and raising awareness of the looming threat of pesticide resistance. Several PEST Week resources and social media graphics to share are available for download here. Activities for PEST Week…

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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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Weed Management Checklist

Want to keep weeds out of your fields and prevent herbicide resistance? Use this handy checklist as a guide. Make a plan – Think long-term. Strategize to delay the evolution of herbicide resistance and reduce weed seeds. Go full-rate – Apply full rates of effective pre- and postemergent herbicides with multiple modes of action (MOAs).…

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Early Season Scouting

Scouting is critical to helping make management decisions that will ultimately increase profitability. Early rounds of scouting should look for emergence, stand and uniformity, early seedling diseases and weeds. Scouting  often is essential to catching early season problems. EMERGENCE, STAND, UNIFORMITY Soon after soybeans emerge the first task is to scout for emergence, stand and…

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2018 NC Soy Research Projects

As the weather finally dries out and you continue with #plant18, our researchers are too! Each year, the NCSPA sponsors research projects throughout the state to investigate practices and products that will help increase your bottom line. In 2018, the N.C. soy checkoff is funding over 20 research projects and demonstrations that will help provide…

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