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 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 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 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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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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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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Technology Watch

Dow’s Insect Resistant Soybean Trait Conkesta will be the brand name for Dow AgroSciences’ novel insect-resistant trait that, when commercialized, will provide soybean farmers with the broadest spectrum for insect control against lepidopteran pests. Upon regulatory approvals, Conkesta will be offered as a stack with the company’s Enlist soybean traits in elite and high-yielding varieties.…

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Technology Resources

As you begin planning for the coming season, don’t forget the helpful collection of technology resources on the USB website. There is information on everything from farm machinery and planter innovations to management software and services for a more efficient 2018. CLICK HERE to learn more.  

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Synthetic Auxin Herbicide Fact Sheet

Have questions about synthetic auxin herbicides? USB recently created a fact sheet to address some common questions and concerns about over-the-top applications of 2,4-D and dicamba herbicides in soybeans. Find the fact sheet and more weed management information HERE in our Grower’s Resources Portal.

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Synthetic Auxin Fact Sheet

Need more information on best management practices for the use of synthetic auxin herbicides? CLICK HERE for USB’s newly updated Synthetic Auxin Fact Sheet. For additional resources on synthetic auxin stewardship, click on the names of products below: 2,4-D Enlist™ Weed Control System Dicamba Engenia® Herbicide FeXapan™ Herbicide Plus VaporGrip® Technology XtendiMax® Herbicide with VaporGrip®…

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