Want the best weed management results this year? CLICK HERE to learn about the five steps to take to keep weeds under control. Preparing even before planting can make it easier to deal with even the most problematic weeds later.
This article is the second in a series about research the NCSPA conducted with funding from soy checkoff in 2014 and 2015 to investigate fungicide application, timing and effectiveness. This post presents the results of the research projects. It is important to review the findings in the context of the weather in 2014 and 2015.…Details
The sixth annual FoodCon 2020 was held here in Raleigh last week. The business schools of NC State University, UNC and Duke University to serve as co-sponsors for the one-day event. The main goal for the conference was to bring a diverse audience of students, business professionals and community leaders who share an interest in…Details
The marketplace for data-driven products and services is seeing rapid evolution in the field of agriculture. The benefits for farmers are already well-recognized. For starters, data helps farmers recognize trends with greater certainty, it can help validate decision-making and it leads to improved production practices immediately or over time. It also enables farmers to streamline…Details
Soybean growers can put data and technology to work in a variety of ways. It can help increase yields and decrease costs, increasing profitability. Farmers can reap the benefits of technology on planters, combines, in soil testing and from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Learn more about what’s available now and how it can help by…Details
With soybean prices predicted to be lower in 2016, it’s more important than ever for farmers to look at ways to lower costs. In fact, one farm management specialist from the University of Illinois recommends cutting costs by $100 per acre to remain profitable. Some areas to consider are farm machinery and capital purchases, fertilizer,…Details
If a management plan to combat herbicide resistance is not something you have yet, there are some steps that can still be implemented this year. Weed management scientists say a few steps can go a long way, such as: Starting Weed-Free: Whether by cultivation or burn down, this step is important. Think Pre: Rather than…Details
Now that USB’s Take Action program has expanded to include efforts to combat fungicide resistance as well as herbicide resistance, a new fungicide classification chart has been created as a companion to the popular herbicide classification chart. Farmers have found the herbicide classification charts to be very useful and the fungicide chart should prove to…Details
If you pay attention to best management practices when preparing to plant and planting soybeans, you may be able to avoid expensive treatments and technologies later, and improve your profit. In a recent article from USB, an extension professor and agronomist from the University of Kentucky recommends soil testing, paying attention to which varieties work…Details
After harvest is a great time to make sure soil is in the best condition to generate the highest yields possible for the upcoming season. It is key to make sure there are no nutrient deficiencies, so soil must be tested for nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Deficiencies must be remedied to grow an optimal crop.…Details
For soybean growers who are double-cropping this year, harvest of the small grain crop and time to plant beans is nearly here. CLICK HERE TO GET ADVICE from Virginia Tech extension agronomist, David Holshouser, Ph.D., on planting and management practices to maximize the potential of double-crop soybeans.