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Dr. Gus Lorenz Talks 2019 Insect Challenges

Dr. Gus Lorenz, extension entomologist with the University of Arkansas’s Division of Agriculture, warns of migratory pests and the potential problems they bring to Arkansas soybean growers. Planting crops early is the best way to prevent red banded stink bugs and other pests; however, a wet Arkansas spring led to late planting. “There are issues…

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Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board Releases 2019 Research Report The report outlines checkoff investments, offers production information to growers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 26, 2019) – The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board (ASPB) has released its 2019 Arkansas Checkoff-Funded Research Report, which outlines research allocations and includes details on every soybean production research project in the 2019 fiscal year. The purpose of the report is to provide valuable production information and transparency to Arkansas soybean…

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Controlling Palmer Amaranth with Metribuzin Tolerant Soybean Varieties

Dr. Jason Norsworthy says that metribuzin is an extremely important component of weed control programs, especially when controlling PPO-resistant and ALS-resistant Palmer amaranth. Researchers have found that using metribuzin in combination with other herbicides can be most effective for extended residual weed control. As one of the most common weeds in Arkansas as well as…

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Seed Treatments & Seeding Rates: Planting the Seed for Next Year

Dr. Jeremy Ross says that seed treatments could lead to success during the upcoming planting season. Ross, extension agronomist for soybeans at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has spent the past several years testing seed for optimal planting time and yield. In his experimentation, Ross alongside Trent Roberts, Ph.D. discovered a trend…

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The Benefits of Soybean Variety Testing

John Carlin, the University of Arkansas Systems’s Agriculture Division Project/Program Director, says that soybean producers can benefit from soybean variety testing. Carlin has seen first-hand how beneficial variety testing can be for soybean producers. Carlin manages soybean variety trials across the state of Arkansas. Carlin says that genetics by environment (GxE) is a large factor…

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Soybean Yield Contest Winners Announced

Little Rock, AR (December 17, 2018) – The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and the Arkansas Soybean Association are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest.  The contest divided state soybean producers into 8 groups, 7 geographic regions and 1 all state conventional (non-GMO) category.  Cash prizes will…

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