UACES Facebook Early Soybean Harvest - August 2012

Early Soybean Harvest - August 2012

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Audio/Video Script:

[University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System. Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. Robert Goodson, County Extension Agent, Phillips County, Arkansas]

[Video shows equipment harvesting soybeans] Hello. I’m Robert Goodson, the county extension agent from Phillips County over in Helena, Arkansas. [Robert Goodson standing in a soybean field.]

Soybean harvest over here has really started off with a passion. Our yield reports have come in just hand-over-fist. Some non-irrigated beans reports as high as 45 bushels and even have reports of yields of irrigated beans as high as 80. It looks like soybeans this year will be a good choice for the farmers of our area. [Video shows equipment harvesting soybeans]

Early soybean harvest is always an advantage to the farmers of our area. Usually it means good harvest weather like we’re having today and don’t have to worry about the bad weather. However, early harvest also means what are we going to do for the weed control for the rest of the season. Because our old friend the pigweed will always show up in fields like this. So we have to be careful to use some type of a tillage operation or maybe a herbicide to keep these weeds from going to seed late season. [Video shows equipment harvesting soybeans. Robert Goodson standing in a soybean field showing a pigweed.]

For more information on the early soybean harvest, you can visit your local county agent or go to the web at uaex.edu for more information. [For additional information visit www.uaex.edu. University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System. Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board]

 

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