2010 Soybean Crop Update - July 2010
[Title Slide - 2010 Soybean Crop Update. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]
[Narrator - Slide showing USDA, Agriculture Counts, United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service Arkansas Crop Progress and Condition Released July 26, 2010. Video of a soybean field.] The weekly National Ag Statistics crop report shows Arkansas’ 2010 soybean crop is moving along much better than last year’s. [Video showing soybean harvester in a field] It’s going so well, some Chicot County producers with early maturing varieties began harvesting last week.
[Slide - Week ending July 25th National Agricultural Statistics Service - 2010 crop - 81% blooming, 2009 - 62% blooming, 5 year average - 79% blooming.] For the week ending July 25, 81 percent of the crop was blooming, 12 percent more than last week’s report. That’s compared to last year’s 62 percent and ahead of the 79 percent five-year average.
[Slide - Week ending July 25th National Agricultural Statistics Service - 2010 crop - 55% setting pods, Last week - 39% setting pods, 5 year average - 47% setting pods.] Fifty-five percent of the soybeans are setting pods, up from last week’s 39 percent and above the 47 percent five-year average.
[Slide - Week ending July 25th National Agricultural Statistics Service - 46% - Good or Excellent condition, 36% - Fair condition, 18% - Poor or Very Poor condition] The report shows 46 percent of the crop in good or excellent condition, and 36 percent in fair condition. Eighteen percent was rated poor or very poor.
[Picture of a heat stressed soybean field] A long spell of hot, dry weather is causing some heat stress in beans. [Slide with the map of Arkansas with county outlines, line drawn diagonally through the state. Dry.] The National Weather Service is showing counties southeast of a line from about DeQueen to West Memphis as having received only a fraction of their normal rainfall through July 23rd. [Video showing rain in a soybean field] University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture personnel are determining whether rain on July 26 and 27 will have any effect.
[Picture of an armyworm eating a leaf] Meanwhile, Extension entomologist Gus Lorenz says armyworms are defoliating some fields very quickly. [Picture of a tractor spraying a field] He’s advising growers to thoroughly scout fields and spray as needed. Pyrethroids are proving very effective in controlling armyworms. [Pictures of a bollworm and a gardenweb worm on a leaf] In addition, some soybean growers in Jefferson County are reporting bollworms and garden webworms.
[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 about 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]