UACES Facebook 2010 Arkansas Soybean Quality and Availability - February 22, 2010

2010 Arkansas Soybean Quality and Availability - February 22, 2010

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[Title Slide – 2010 Arkansas Soybean Quality and Availability. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board]

[Video showing soybeans being moved from harvester to a truck] Overall, seed companies indicate that there will be plenty of good quality soybean seed available this year in Arkansas, and in the rest of nation. [Video showing a soybean field] However, certain varieties of seed may be low and growers should book preferred varieties as soon as possible.

As of February 4th, 2010, Arkansas State Plant Board germination and accelerated aging tests on soybean seed show that seed quality is good now but the concern is if the quality will remain high in storage.

2005-2009 Soybean Germ & A A%
Non-certified samples (with number of samples tested)
Arkansas State Plant Board

 

04-05

05-06

06-07

07-08

08-09

09-10
2-4-10

Germ 83% 83% 92% 81% 91% 89%
Number of samples 2,373 3,290 2,225 2,633 1,846 1,118
A A 70% 70% 85% 67% 81% 76%
Number of samples 1,461 2,153 1,698 2,048 1,427 934

Preliminary - courtesy Mary Smith and Aaron Palmer

[Line chart showing the effects of storage on seed quality (if you need help accessing this chart contact Julie Robinson at jcrobi@gmail.com)] Over the next six months, seed companies will be monitoring seed in storage more frequently than in the past. Seed labs have noted more mold on seeds because of last year’s wet fall. [Picture showing a flooded soybean field with moldy soybean pods] This year, many seed companies are recommending fungicide treatments as a precaution.

[Picture showing three seed piles] Growers should verify the vigor of their seed prior to planting [Scatter chart showing 2009 Vigor A A%] by completing accelerated aging tests on their own or asking the seed companies for a recent accelerated aging test for the seed lot. [Line chart showing 2008-2009 Soybean Germ and A A% Non-certified samples - Monthly Germ and A A Averages] A recent accelerated aging test is important because seed vigor tends to decline in storage more than germination rates.

[Narrator] Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast is a production of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and was funded in part by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. For more information on soybean farming in Arkansas contact your local county Extension Office.

[Title slide - For more information contact your local county Extension office. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board]

 

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