UACES Facebook 2020 Tri-State Soybean Forum highlights input for keep-or-replant decisions

2020 Tri-State Soybean Forum highlights input for keep-or-replant decisions

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Nov. 15, 2019

Fast facts

  • 2020 Tri-State Forum to be hosted by Arkansas, Jan. 3 in Dumas
  • Agenda includes ‘state of the states’ presentations for Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi 

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LITTLE ROCK – Soybean growers who faced weather-ravaged crops in the 2019 season will hear guidance for production and marketing decisions, during the 2020 Tri-State Soybean Forum, Jan. 3 in Dumas, Arkansas.

The meeting will be held at the Dumas Community Center, 18 Belmont Street. There is no cost to attend. For information, contact the Ashley County, Arkansas, extension office at 870-853-2080.

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“To say the 2018 and 2019 growing seasons have been challenging for Mid-South soybean growers is an understatement,” said Kevin Norton, Ashley County extension staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “We want to help our growers by offering some help for their decision-making.”

This year’s preliminary agenda includes:

  • 8 a.m. – Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. – Welcome – Kevin Norton and Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board
  • 8:50 a.m. – United Soybean Board update
  • 9 a.m. – State of the States – a growing season overview from specialists in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi
  • 9:30 a.m. – Seeding rates, Stand Counts and What to Keep or Replant – Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
  • 10 a.m. – Bollworms – Past, Present and Future – Gus Lorenz and Ben Thrash, both extension entomologists, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
  • 11 a.m. – Rootknot Nematodes and Interaction with Cover Crops – Travis Faske, extension plant pathologist, and Trent Roberts, soil fertility specialist, both of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
  • 11:30 a.m. – Marketing Update, Strategies and Issues – Steve Scott, president of Agri Crop Marketers
  • Noon – Scholarship presentations

Bob Stark, professor of agricultural economics, at the University of Arkansas a Monticello, said this annual meeting was a means for “Mid-South soybean growers to compare notes and learn from specialists in all three states.

“Winter gives us an opportunity to get a wider perspective on the soybean crop, both looking back to the previous season and hearing advice that could help improve 2020,” he said.

To learn more about managing soybeans, contact your county extension office, or visit www.uaex.edu. Follow the Cooperative Extension Service on Twitter and Instagram @uaex_edu.

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact Kevin Norton at knorton@uaex.edu as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Chief Communications Officer
U of A System Division of Agriculture
(501) 671-2006
mhightower@uaex.edu