Know How to Use Your Soil Sample
Field Report 12/14/16: Taking soil samples is a great 1st step, now you need to put the results to work!  The results from those samples need to be reviewed and decisions made about what types of fertilizers should be added. While the soil test report can look overwhelming at first, the NCDA actually does a pretty good job of presenting results and recommendations in a way that is easy to understand.Click on the link above to learn more about analyzing your soil sample results. 
Wrapping Up 2016
Field Report 12/7/16:  As the 2016 harvest wraps up, it’s time to sit down and reflect on what you learned this year. As farmers, we only get one attempt a year to grow a crop, so it’s essential to pay attention to what worked and what didn’t and use that information to help with future crops. One good way to evaluate which practices work best for your operation is to conduct on-farm research. Continue at the link above to find out more about on-farm research and its benefits!
Post-Harvest Checklist
Now that harvest is coming to a close, preparation for next season begins. The off season is a great time to take steps to improve crops for next year. THIS ARTICLE from USB provides seven post harvest tasks to be better prepared for spring planting. 
Grain Storage to Add Value
Especially when commodity prices are low, grain storage can help farmers maximize the value of their crop. However, there is added risk involved with storing grain. Today, technology can help monitor and manage stored grain more closely to remove some of the risk. LEARN MORE IN THIS ARTICLE about grain storage technology options from USB.
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!
Video- Know How to Use You Soil Test Results
You have the results, now what? This quick video from the United Soybean Board walks you through what information you need from your soil test to maximize fertility!

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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