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Micronutrients Important for Soybean Yields

There are 16 essential elements that are important for healthy growth and development of soybeans.  These include the non-mineral elements – carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and mineral elements which include macronutrients found in most fertilizers – nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (potash); secondary macronutrients – calcium, magnesium and sulfur; and micronutrients – boron, chloride, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum and zinc.

Soybeans were once thought to be able to survive off of the residual levels of micronutrients left behind in the soil, but the demand for higher-yielding crops is removing more micronutrients [...]

By |March 27th, 2017|Home, Soybeans|

Get Better Coverage with Burndown and Residual Applications

Start clean and stay clean this spring with the right herbicides for both contact and residual  control and with Coastal’s Spectrum to ensure good coverage, penetration and retention, even in less than ideal conditions. To reduce drift and get more of the active ingredient to the target, also use Coastal’s Drift-X in the tank-mix.

Why is Spectrum essential for your herbicide application and how does it work?

It contains:

Highly refined methylated seed oils that provide superior coverage, penetration and retention properties
A two phase organo-silicone surfactant system that optimizes spreading and [...]

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    Is Your Crop Getting the Most from the Nutrients in Your Soil?

Is Your Crop Getting the Most from the Nutrients in Your Soil?

Unlock the nutrient potential of your crop for early season growth, strong root development and improved plant vigor.  Virtually any crop needs one of Coastal’s Advance products at planting to maximize yields, whether a starter program is used or not. The common ingredient in our Advance products is a blend of three natural carboxylic acids that solubilize nutrients to make them more available to the crop and improve absorption and uptake.

Trilogy Tray Video

Watch this 4 minute video to see how this new tobacco float tray is superior to old styrofoam.
By |January 6th, 2017|Home, Tobacco|

USDA Disaster Assistance for Agricultural Producers Affected by Hurricane Matthew

USDA’s Farm Service Agency offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist agricultural producers following a natural disaster like Hurricane Matthew. Use these resources to find more information about assistance….
By |October 14th, 2016|Home, Uncategorized|

Broadcasting versus Drilling Wheat

The best time to plant wheat in most NC counties is from late September through the first week in November with October being the best month. Unfortunately, this is a busy time of year as soybeans and cotton harvest tend to monopolize our time. Ideally, by Thanksgiving all of your wheat acres should be in the ground. Those who wait until December can get good yields but ultimately they are taking a gamble and would have better results with timely planting.

 

Using a drill is the best way to plant [...]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Home, Wheat|

2016 – 2017 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Coastal AgroBusiness is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 recipients of the J.C. Whitehurst, Jr. Agricultural Scholarship. Last April, the NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) selected James Harrison Ferebee, IV and Billie Jalynne Waters to receive this honor.

Billie Waters is a sophomore majoring in Plant and Soil Science with an interest in crop biotechnology. Having grown up on her family’s farm in Chocowinity, NC, she has always been interested in agriculture, and she explains “my short time at NC State has shown me that agriculture [...]

By |September 20th, 2016|Home|

Post Harvest Burndown

Weeds don’t take time off…Neither can you!

The battle of weed control is a numbers game.  Reduce the weeds and eliminate the seed to win the war.  This has to be a year-round battle because weeds do not take time off.

Click HERE to see before and after burndown photos.

A Post Harvest Burndown is effective behind any crop harvested prior to heavy frost. It:

Reduces seed bank in the following crop
Reduces weed population in the next crop
Helps fight resistance
Makes weed management easier and less costly

Keys to Successful Post Harvest [...]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Corn, Cotton, Home, Peanuts, Tobacco|

Get More From Your Cotton Defoliation Program

The purpose of cotton defoliation is to chemically accelerate the natural senescence (aging) process. Defoliant products are designed to stimulate this natural process. MATRIXX improves the performance of your cotton defoliation program by getting defoliant active materials to the target faster, more thoroughly and more efficiently through better coverage of leaves and bolls and by better penetration of the canopy.

How Matrixx Works – Leaf Penetration and Boll Coverage
Many defoliant products must enter the target leaf and plant surfaces to achieve results.  Matrixx works to reduce the surface tension of [...]

By |August 30th, 2016|Cotton, Home|

Solar Farming: Not a Good Use of Agricultural Land

By: Ron Heiniger
NCSU Professor and Extension Specialist,
Corn/Soybeans/Small Grains
Crop Science

You can’t help but notice changes on the landscape of agriculture in North Carolina in the form of solar farms. The question arises are these uses of agricultural land a good thing or something we will come to regret. As an agronomist who works with crops and soils every day and as one who has gone through a life-changing event that changed my future from being a farmer in Kansas to my present position as an extension specialist, [...]

By |December 11th, 2015|Home|