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2013 Soybean Research Summit to feature 100-bushel MVPs

12/13/2013 at 9:12 a.m.


From the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture:

The 2013 Arkansas Soybean Research Summit will cap a record-breaking year with a panel discussion featuring the growers who broke the 100-bushel per acre barrier, along with University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture experts who will share advice for a great 2014 growing season.

“We have a solid lineup that we think will answer many of the most common concerns and questions Arkansas soybean growers may have had through the 2013 growing season,” said Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

The conference is set for Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Northeast Arkansas District Fairgrounds in Jonesboro. The event, sponsored by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, opens at 8 a.m. with registration and ends with lunch at 12:15 p.m. There’s no cost to attend. Contact Jeremy Ross at 501-671-2148 for more information.

The agenda:

  • 8:30 a.m. - Welcome
  • 8:45 a.m. - “New Technologies for Controlling Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Soybean”
  • 9:15 a.m. - “Soybean Diseases -- How to Manage Fungicide-Resistant Frogeye”
  • 9:45 a.m. - Results of the Mid-South Soybean Planting Date by Location Study
  • 10:15 a.m. - Break
  • 10:30 a.m. - “Best Management Practices for Northeast Arkansas Soybean Production"
  • 11 a.m. - “Research-based Facts for Maximum Soybean Yield in Arkansas”
  • 11:20 a.m. - “100 bushel Soybean Club”
  • Noon - Awards
  • 12:15 p.m. - Lunch by Ron’s Catfish in Jonesboro

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