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Casey Hook, Second Generation Farmer Lake City, AR

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Casey Hook didn’t expect to continue the family business, Hook Farms, but after learning the land with his dad he realized becoming a second generation farmer was the perfect fit for him. While receiving a degree in agribusiness at Arkansas State University, Casey had the opportunity to apply the knowledge he was learning in class…

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Best Practices for Soybean Pigweed Management

As growers know, herbicides are part of the farming process. The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board has invested checkoff dollars to research the impacts of herbicide and cultural practices to improve the management of resistant pigweed populations. Tom Barber, Ph.D. conducted research with four research colleagues, Dr. Bob Scott, Dr. Jason Norsworthy and Dr. Nilda Burgos,…

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November Dedicated to Largest Row Crop in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 29, 2018) – Governor Hutchinson proclaims November Arkansas Soybean Month, recognizing the impact of the state’s top row crop, soybeans. Ranked 10th in the nation for soybean production, the 3.5 million acres harvested last year in 41 of Arkansas’s 75 counties yielded 178.5 million bushels valued at $1.7 billion. Grown in…

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How to Handle Southern Root-Knot Nematodes

Arkansas Research Arms Soybean Farmers Against Southern Root-Knot Nematodes By Laura Temple Soil harbors countless beneficial microorganisms that help plants thrive. But it also harbors plant-killers. In Arkansas and other areas of the Mid-South, the southern root-knot nematode decimates soybeans. “Nematodes are tiny, non-segmented round worms,” explains Dr. Travis Faske, professor and Extension plant pathologist…

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