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…Details
It is important to keep track of pesticide application variables for good stewardship. It is also a good idea to keep a detailed record of each application to help make sure proper procedures are followed and to serve as official documentation, whether or not the product requires it. Need help keeping accurate records? CLICK HERE…Details
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…Details
The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association was a proud partner of the 2018 Ag Day at N.C. State, an annual celebration honoring N.C. farmers and agriculture. This year’s event was held on Sept. 8 at the NCSU vs. Georgia State game. The event is a great way to interact with fans to build positive perceptions…Details
Gov. Roy Cooper’s declared a State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence, including Executive Orders 51 and 52. Order No. 51, declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina. Executive Order No. 52, will temporarily waive the cap on the maximum hours of service restrictions for trucks and heavy vehicles traveling in and through the…Details
With the unpredictable threat of tropical weather and the pressures of harvesting large acreage, the question of whether or not to use chemical application to hasten maturity often arises in N.C. soybean production. Several factors need to be considered when deciding whether the application of a harvest aid makes sense, including avoiding grain loss due…Details
CLICK HERE for information on common soybean diseases to help you scout more effectively. The sheet shows you where common soybean diseases generally occur on the soybean plant.
On-farm technology and data management services help farmers make better decisions, boost efficiency, decrease inputs, increase yield and become more sustainable. But with so little unbiased sources of information on technology, it can be difficult to navigate. A new resource called Tech Toolshed helps growers makes sense of all this, maximize the technology they already…Details
USB and ASA are working together to turn data into action with a free webinar about ag technology in soybean production. ASA and USB leaders will discuss sustainable ways that farmers can capture and utilize data on their farms. The webinar will take place on Aug. 30 at 1:00 p.m. CST. Register for the webinar…Details
Repeated use of fungicides with the same mode of action can result in the selection of fungicide-resistant strains of plant pathogens. CLICK HERE to get a fungicide classification chart that groups fungicides and fungicide premixes by their mode of action. Use it to assist in the selection of fungicides to maintain greater diversity in fungicide…Details
EPA is currently accepting comments on its proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Standards and 2020 Biomass-based Diesel Volume. The deadline for submitting comments is August 17. You can send a quick comment to EPA by clicking here at: NBB’s Fueling Action Center.
Two of the state’s largest field days, the Northeast Ag Expo and the Blackland Farm Managers Tour, were held over the last few weeks and both were great successes. The Northeast Ag Expo was held on July 26 and drew several hundred farmers to NC Spuds/Perdue Farms in Elizabeth City. The NCSPA was a major sponsor…Details