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Edamame Production in Arkansas

Edamame pods on a plate

In 2012, large-scale production of edamame was introduced into Arkansas. 

Edamame (pronounced eh-dah-MAH-may How to pronounce "Edamame" | Row Crops | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension) 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.

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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

Number Date Title
FSA2162 current Flag the Technology Brochure
FSA2152 current Prevention and Control of Glyphosate-Resistant Pigweed in Soybean and Cotton
MP44 current

Recommended Chemicals for Weed And Brush Control

Edamame Herbicides Summary

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
Arkansas-crops.com
n/a n/a 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

Disease Management | Field Crops website - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

Vegetable Research Station website - Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES)

Arkansas Variety Testing - Soybean website - Research & Extension | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System

Row Crop Verification website - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

Economics & Marketing website - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

Farm Planning ( Budgets, Risk Management, Planning Tools)

Crop Enterprise Budgets for Arkansas Field Crops

Food & Farm Policy

Commodity Markets (Market News, Situation Outlook)

MarketMaker (Farmers' Markets, Locally Grown)

Sustainability

USDA ERS Reports for Crops

Biosecurity website - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

Soil Test Reports Online | Soil Testing & Research Laboratory in Marianna | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas SystemSoil Test Reports Online
Soil Testing & Research Laboratory in Marianna, Arkansas.

Agricultural Technology website - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

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