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The purpose of this publication is to provide information on soybean production in North Carolina. This information is intended to help producers make better decisions and increase yields and profits.

Much of the research and extension contained in this publication was funded by the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association (NCSPA). The NCSPA is the Qualified State Soybean Board to administer soybean checkoff-funded programs for soybean producers in North Carolina. The NCSPA serves the interests of North Carolina soybean growers through research, promotion, and advocacy. Support for research is the largest investment of the association, and monies from the grower assessment support and fund research at North Carolina State University that ultimately helps fulfill our mission of maximizing the profitability for North Carolina soybean farmers in an economically and environmentally sound manner.

The NCSPA is governed by a board of 37 farmer directors. For more information, contact the NCSPA, 211 E Six Forks Road, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27609, or call 919-839-5700.

For more research-based information about soybean production, visit the NC State Extension Soybean Portal and the NCSPA Grower Resources Portal.


Funding for and coordination of this publication were provided by the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association.

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Coordinating Author, Research Coordinator
North Carolina Soybean Producers Association
Coordinating Author, Assistant Professor and Extension Soybean Specialist
Crop & Soil Sciences
Cooperative Extension Soil Science Specialist
Crop and Soil Sciences
Retired Extension Associate - Farm Management
Agricultural & Resource Economics
Retired Professor and Extension Soybean Specialist
Crop and Soil Sciences
Extension Weed Specialist and Associate Professor
Crop and Soil Sciences
Extension Soil Fertility Specialist and Assistant Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences
Assistant Professor (Nematology)
Entomology & Plant Pathology
Section Chief, Soil Testing, Agronomic Services
NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Official Variety Testing Program Director
Crop & Soil Sciences
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist - Nutrient Management & Animal Waste
Crop & Soil Sciences
Department Extension Leader (Nutrient Mgt and Water Quality)
Crop and Soil Sciences
Professor, Grain Marketing and Risk Management
Agricultural & Resource Economics
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Entomology and Plant Pathology
Extension Specialist and Associate Professor, Machinery Systems
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Agricultural & Resource Economics
Former Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
Entomology and Plant Pathology
NC Farm School Associate
Agricultural & Resource Economics

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Publication date: Jan. 4, 2022

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