UACES Facebook Flag the Technology - March 2012

Flag the Technology - March 2012

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[Video shows various pictures of soybean fields with specialists or agents in fields. Music plays in the background]

[Title Slide – Flag the Technology. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast. Presented by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]

Advanced technology continues to improve the way we control weeds in crops. Most recently these have included advancements in herbicide-tolerant trait technology.  However, as traits are introduced into similar crops, problems often arise in keeping track of which crop is growing in which field. {Dr. Bob Scott, Extension Weed Scientist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture with flags in the background.]

By using Flag the Technology, growers can go out, place a flag in a conspicuous corner of a field, and by just looking at the color of this flag determine what the technology is in that field.  [Flag the Technology. Picture of a flag in a field.]

Red flags indicate conventional crops. They’re not tolerant to any herbicides other than those conventionally] used for that crop. [Drawing of a red flag. Red signifies conventional varieties with no herbicide technology traits. Extreme caution.]

White flags represent crops that are tolerant to the RoundupReady® technology. [Drawing of a white flag. White represents the Roundup Ready® technology that is tolerant to glyphosate herbicide.

Bright green flags indicate crops that are tolerant to Liberty Link® crop technology. [Drawing of a  bright green flag. Bright green indicates the Liberty Link® technology. This technology is tolerant to glufosinate (Ignite) herbicide.]

Bright yellow flags indicate either Clearfield® rice or STS® soybean technology exist in that field. [Drawing of a bright yellow flag. Bright yellow is the color chosen for Clearfield® rice technology and STS® soybeans.]

For crops with multiply traits, such as glyphosate and Liberty Link tolerance, multiple flags can be used.

Flag the Technology is funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. For more information on how you can participate in this program, visit our website at www.uaex.edu or see your county agent for details.  [Text - For more information on flag the technology visit www.uaex.edu.]

[Narrator with music playing in the background] Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast is a production of the University of Arkansas System 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 – Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast. Video shows various pictures of soybean fields with specialists or agents in fields. U of A Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. For more information on soybean farming in Arkansas contact your county extension office or go to www.uaex.edu. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast.]

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