Soybean Breeding Program in Arkansas - Part 3 - November 2011
[Video shows various pictures of soybean fields with specialists or agents in fields. Music plays in the background]
[Title Slide – Soybean Breeding Program in Arkansas - Part 3. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast. Presented by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension U of A System, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]
[David Moseley speaking, video shows Dr. Chen, Dr. Wu (Post Doc. Associate, Soybean Breeding and Genetics U of A Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science), and Dr. Yu (Visiting Scholar, Soybean Breeding and Genetics U of A Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science) walking in a soybean field.] Here we have Dr. Chen walking with Dr. [Chengjun] Wu and Dr. [Gaogao] Yu. They’re making selections on a progeny row. Dr. Chen mentioned that there [were] 12- thousand progeny rows, so he’s only making selections on what he wants to keep for the next year. [David Moseley, Research Specialist U of A Division of Agriculture stands in a soybean field.] For example, today and tomorrow they are going to cut over a thousand progeny rows and harvest them in order to grow them for next year. [Dr. Pengyin Chen - Soybean Breeder, U of A Division of Agriculture walks through a soybean field.]
[Video shows a combines in a field harvesting and an example of a progeny row.] Progeny rows are one-row plots. They’ve been selected from new lines. So we’re growing the new variety and selecting it, and one day it might be a new commercial variety. It starts at the progeny row level.
[David Moseley holds a bundle of harvested soybean plants standing next to a combine.] Here we are going to show you how we harvest progeny rows. They first thing we do is cut the progeny row and we bundle it up and put it on the side. In which the combine drives down the side, one person picks up the bundle, takes the tag off and gives it to the person who is catching seed. In which one person throws the bundle into the track, it goes up into the combine and then threshes. Which means it basically takes the seed out, discards the shells and the stems. And then inside, you have a person, you have two people, one person driving, one person sitting in the catching seat, and they catch the seed in a bag. Then they close it and close it up with the label in which we know what progeny row the seed come from.
[Narrator with music playing in the background] Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast is a production of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, and was funded impart 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.]