2010 Soybean Update - September 2010
[Title Slide - 2010 Soybean Update. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]
[Narrator - Video showing soybeans being harvested] The 2010 soybean crop was still running at a good pace. According to the latest report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the crop is ten percent harvested, last week -- well ahead of last year's three percent page and the nine percent five-year pace [Slide - 2010 Arkansas Soybean Crop, September 5 - 10% harvested, 3% last year, 9% five year average]. Rain spun up from the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine [Slide showing radar of rain coverage over the state of Arkansas], produced widespread showers in the northern half of Arkansas with some rain the south. Some growers are putting harvest on hold until conditions dry out a little [Video showing rain on soybean plants].
For the week ending September fifth, 99 percent of the crop is setting pods. Forty-three percent of the beans are now yellowing, up from last week's thirty-two percent. [Slide - Picture of soybean plants with pods. 2010 Arkansas Soybean Crop September 5 - 99% setting pods, 43% yellowing; 32% yellowing last week]. Twenty-seven percent of the soybeans are shedding leaves and 17 percent are mature. [Slide - Picture of soybean plants with pods. 2010 Arkansas Soybean Crop September 5 - 27% shedding leaves, 17% mature].
NASS reports 34 percent of the beans in fair condition, thirty-three percent in good condition, and nine percent in excellent condition. [Slide - Picture of a soybean field. USDA United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service - 34% fair, 33% good; 9% excellent]. Six percent of soybean was in very poor condition and eighteen percent were in poor condition. [Slide - Picture of a soybean field. USDA United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service - 6% very poor, 18% poor].
Previous weeks' drought conditions have still stressed some of the soybean crop. [Slide - Picture of soybean plants suffering stress from drought conditions, turning brown.] Insects are also still causing problems in some soybean fields around the state. [Slide - Picture of soybean plants with holes in leaves from insect damage.]
[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]