Edamame Production in Arkansas
In 2012, large-scale production of edamame was introduced into Arkansas.
Edamame (pronounced eh-dah-MAH-may ) is translated as "beans on a branch" in its native country of Japan. Green vegetable soybeans are the same species (Glycine max) as field soybeans but for over 2,000 years have been specifically bred for larger seeds, sweeter flavors, creamier texture, and easier digestibility.
Edamame are harvested at the fresh green stage, for use as a vegetable, slightly before they mature and dry. The beans can be cooked and served in or out of the pods.
Edamame Production Practices
The Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing up-to-date educational programs consisting of research-based information for profitable edamame production.
- Edamame Production Publications
Number Date Title FSA36 current Farmers' Use of Yield Monitors FSA37 current Adoption of Yield Monitor Technology for Crop Production FSA2118 current Understanding the Numbers on Your Soil Test Report FSA2153 current The Soil Test Report n/a current Edamame Production Practices: What We Know Now
Jeremy Ross, Soybean Extension Agronomist
n/a current Edamame Production Facts for Arkansas' emerging industry
Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board (ASPB) with University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture
- Weed Management
Number Date Title FSA2162 current Flag the Technology Brochure FSA2152 current Prevention and Control of Glyphosate-Resistant Pigweed in Soybean and Cotton MP44 current MP479 current Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth and Ryegrass Management MP522 current Pasture Weed Control in Arkansas n/a n/a A Guide to Pigweed Management for Soybean/Cotton
Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board with University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture
n/a n/a Herbicide Resistance - A Growing Issue in Arkansas
Ken Smith, UACES Weed Scientist & Committee Chair | Arkansas Herbicide Resistance Committee
n/a n/a Weed Control in Edamame
n/a n/a Enabling Pesticide Registrations for Specialty Crops and Minor Uses' project
Interview of Dr. Nilda Roma Burgos by International Innovation magazine regarding her IR-4 work as Weed Specialist with the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture.
Weed Management | Field Crops website.- Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
- Insect Management
Number Date Title FSA7065 current Insect Pest Alert: Soybean Aphid (color) FSA7077 current Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: A Potential Pest of Arkansas Row Crops (color) FSA7078 current Biology, Identification and Management of the Redbanded Stink Bug (color) FSA7084 current Kudzu Bug - Invasive Pest Coming to Arkansas and the Impact on Soybeans FSA7550 current Crop Rotation for Management of Nematodes in Cotton and Soybean MP144 current Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas Soybeans
Insect Management | Field Crops website - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Pesticide Training, Licensing, and Education website - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Arkansas Insect Pest Photo Gallery - Research & Extension | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System
- Disease Management
Number Date Title FSA7531 current Asian Soybean Rust (color) FSA7532 current Asian Soybean Rust Fungicides and Aquatic Organisms MP154 current
Disease Management | Field Crops website - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
- Field Performance
- Crop Economics & Marketing
Economics & Marketing website - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Farm Planning ( Budgets, Risk Management, Planning Tools)
Commodity Markets (Market News, Situation Outlook)
MarketMaker (Farmers' Markets, Locally Grown)
Biosecurity website - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
- Mobile Apps & Online Tools
Arkansas Row Crops Blog
The latest news and recommendations from Extension specialists across all row crops.
Irrigation methods and water conservation research from Extension specialists.
Center for Agricultural & Rural Sustainability
Balancing the demands of community, agriculture and ecosystems.