Is Uniform Emergence Important in Soybeans

Planting season is a big deal for farmers. The decisions made here will determine the ultimate potential yield of your crop. As Dr. Heiniger says, “Planting day is the most important day of your season. It’s your super bowl. It’s the day you want to perform your best.”. And for a few years now Dr.…

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Is a Data Management System Right for You?

Farmers have to track, analyze and respond to an incredible amount of data to make the best decisions for their farms. Data management systems can help make sense of it all, although getting started and understanding which system is right can be daunting. USB is publishing a four-part series that will explore how to decide…

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Investing in the Future of the Agriculture Industry

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is dedicated to investing in research projects that help farmers increase both their productivity and profitability and over the last few years the Association has funded a number of exciting projects to get growers thinking about the crop a little differently. Some of those projects include investigating maturity group…

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In-Furrow Applications

One of the next new things in the soybean world may be in-furrow applications. While this is still a relatively new practice, the idea of using fungicides, insecticides, or starter fertilizers is promising as it may help start the plant off to a faster growth trajectory. In-furrow products differ from seed treatments as they theoretically…

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Hurricane Florence Updates

First of all, we want to let you know we are thinking of you and your communities. We know many areas have been completely devastated by Hurricane Florence and our hearts hurt for all affected. The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is here to help in any way we can. We know floodwaters may continue to…

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How to Use Soil Test Results

Are you soil sampling on your farm? That is the first and crucial step in understanding the soil in your fields and being able to maximize potential. But, it is only the first step in the process. With the results in hand, what is next? Nutrient management is not a one-season process. Results across seasons…

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How to Handle Flooded Grain

As flood waters begin to recede and you are able to get back in flooded fields and assess damage to crops the question of “how bad do my soybeans look” and “do I have to harvest my flooded soybeans” will be on a lot of minds. The first step will be to document everything. This…

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