Mandatory Grower Training on Auxin Herbicide Use
Field Report 1/4/17: Training is MANDATORY if you plan to spray XtendiMax or Engenia! To help ensure proper application of the auxin herbicides, N.C. has decided to add a Special Local Need (SLN) label that will have its own requirements in addition to the federal label. The N.C. SLN label will state the following: “The producer, certified applicator, or person responsible for the application of this product on cotton or soybeans, in-crop, must attend Auxin Herbicides – Best Management Practices training that is approved by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.” Find out the who, what, when, where and why, HERE.
Five Questions to Ask Your Seed Supplier
Seed selection is one of the most important decisions that you make. Asking a seed dealer the right questions can help ensure the best seed varieties are chosen for a particular location and field. Growers should ask a variety of questions to ensure they get the right seed for their fields, including yield data, the source and level of disease resistance, seed treatment options, the availability of herbicide-resistant traits and the genetic source of the variety. See all of the questions you should be asking in THIS ARTICLE.
Start Thinking about Variety Selection Now
Field Report 12/21/16:  Proper variety selection is one of the first steps in producing a high-yielding crop. Each variety has specific strengths and weaknesses that make it more or less suited for a given environment. Maturity group, yield potential, disease tolerance, and herbicide technology are all important to consider when selecting a variety. See everything that you need to consider in the link above!
Folta & Dowdy to Speak at Commodity Conference
Dr. Kevin Folta, along with corn and soybean world record yield holder Randy Dowdy, will be two of the keynote speakers present at the N.C. Commodities Conference being held next week in Durham, N.C. Dr. Folta will be presenting on talking about biotech to a biased public, and Dowdy will be revealing his keys to success. Don't miss this great line up and many more! Registration is below!
NCSPA's New Website!
Have you visited our page lately? Things have changed! Click on the link below to see our updated website and all the things we have been up to!

28th Annual
NC Commodities Conference

Durham, North Carolina
Sheraton Imperial Hotel
January 11-13, 2017
The 2017 NC Commodities Conference will be the joint meeting of the Soybean, Corn, Cotton, and Small Grains Associations. The conference will include vendor trade shows, keynotes from Dr. Kevin Folta & Randy Dowdy, commodity extension specialist presentations, annual yield awards, banquet with entertainment by the EMBERS & much more!  Registration and information can be found at
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