Soybean Production in Arkansas
- Soybeans (Glycine max) are grown on about 3.3 million acres in Arkansas generating about $1.7 billion annually.
- State average yield are about 40 bushels per acre.
- Soybean meal is a high protein supplement for livestock and soybean is gaining popularity in human diets as well.
- Biodiesel appears to be an expanding domestic market for US soybeans.
- Approximately 30 to 40% of all US soybeans are exported.
- Currently, soybeans are grown in 41 of the state’s 75 counties and ranks as one of the top three crop commodities in cash receipts for Arkansas farmers.
- Soybean was first introduced into Arkansas in 1925 by Jacob Hartz Sr. Soybean gained in popularity in the United States around the 1940's and 1950's and is now the second largest row crop (based on acreage) in the United States.
Soybean Production Practices
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|FSA36||current||Farmers' Use of Yield Monitors|
|FSA37||current||Adoption of Yield Monitor Technology for Crop Production|
|FSA1015||current||Planting Reduced-Tillage Soybeans|
|FSA1048||current||Importance of Minimizing Field Losses During Soybean Harvest|
|FSA2118||current||Understanding the Numbers on Your Soil Test Report|
|FSA2153||current||The Soil Test Report|
|FSA2165||current||Potassium Requirements and Fertilization of Rice and Irrigated Soybeans|
|FSA2152||current||Prevention and Control of Glyphosate-Resistant Pigweed in Soybean and Cotton|
|MP479||current||Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth and Ryegrass Management|
|MP522||current||Pasture Weed Control in Arkansas|
|n/a||current||2014 Soybean Screening for Metribuzin Sensitivity Results|
|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||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
|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
|FSA7531||current||Asian Soybean Rust (color)|
|FSA7532||current||Asian Soybean Rust Fungicides and Aquatic Organisms|
|n/a||current||2013 Arkansas Soybean Disease Screening
Evaluation of soybean cultivars for reaction to Root-knot Nematode, Soybean Cyst Nematode Race 2, 4, 5,14, Reniform Nematode, Stem Canker and Frogeye Leaf Spot.
Disease Management | Field Crops website - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
|n/a||current||2019 Metribuzin Tolerance Testing of Soybean Varieties|
|RS614||current||2018 Arkansas Soybean Performance Tests|
|n/a||current||2019 Soybean Update|
Arkansas Variety Testing - Soybean website - Research & Extension | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System
Row Crop Verification website - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
|FSA5||current||Seasonal Price Patterns for Arkansas Soybeans (color)|
|FSA38||current||Economic Benefits of No-Till in a Rice-Soybean Rotation|
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