UACES Facebook Division of Ag offers screening for non-dicamba soybeans from seed production fields

Division of Ag offers screening for non-dicamba soybeans from seed production fields

Oct. 6, 2017 

By Mary Hightower  
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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  • Div of Ag offers testing for non-tolerant seed soybean for possible dicamba exposure
  • Service is $100 per sample of 1,000 soybeans
  • Info: Bob Scott at bscott@uaex.edu.

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LONOKE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is offering a service to screen non-dicamba tolerant soybeans being grown for seed production that might have been exposed to dicamba. 

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DOWN THE ROW — Soybeans with dicamba symptomology, taken Aug 8, 2017, at a field day at the NE Research and Extension Center. (U of A System Division of Agriculture photo by Mary Hightower)

“We’ve heard from growers who worry about the effects that dicamba exposure might have on their non-dicamba beans for seed production,” said Bob Scott, professor and weed scientist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “They want to be sure their soybean seed is vigorous and free of any dicamba symptoms.”

Growers who wish to have their seed tested will need to download and fill out a form (Download ) and submit about 1,000 soybean seeds per sample. Growers will be asked to specify the type of seed, whether conventional, Roundup Ready, Liberty Link, Enlist or other variety.

“We will be testing for percentage of germination, the percentage of seedlings showing auxin-type symptoms 14 days after emergence,” Scott said.

The cost per sample is $100. Checks should be made out to “Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.”

For more information, contact Bob Scott at bscott@uaex.edu or (501) 676-3124.

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 offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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