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Know your soybean diseases: Don’t be fooled by doppelgangers

Several soilborne soybean diseases occur in Arkansas that may look somewhat similar upon casual observation.  It is important, however, to accurately distinguish which is which because yield loss potential, as well as disease management and prevention may be radically different.  The following is a comparison of symptoms associated with southern soybean stem canker (SC), sudden

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Join us in Stuttgart on August 2 for the 2013 Arkansas Rice Expo

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August 2nd promises to be an action-packed day filled with activities and information for the entire family at the 2013 Arkansas Rice Expo at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart.  The expo will kick off at 8:00 a.m. with registration and exhibits.  Field tours by U of A Division of Agriculture specialists begin at 8:30

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Non-GMO soybean niche market workshop planned for Nov. 27, 2012

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A one-day workshop is planned for November 27, 2012 at the Arkansas Farm Bureau Headquarters at 10720 Kanis Road in Little Rock to discuss the market potential of non-GMO soybeans. Participants will learn about a Soybean Promotion Board-funded market research project to examine the emerging market. Discussions will focus on enhancing participant understanding of the size of

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Farm labor workshop slated for November 16: Pre-register now

A free conference to assist farmers with understanding agricultural labor issues will be held November 16, 2012 at the Cooperative Extension Service headquarters (LRSO), 2301 S. University Ave., Little Rock.   In order to ensure available seating and materials, pre-registration is requested.  Register online or fill out the Farm Labor Conference Registration Form and return by fax to 501-671-2215.

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Attention Soybean Consultants and Growers: Free Subscriptions to Plant Management Network Available

As part of its technology transfer efforts, the United Soybean Board purchased 500 one-year subscriptions to the Plant Management Network (PMN) for soybean growers and the consultants who work for them. These subscriptions are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are intended for first-time subscribers.  There are only 500 subscriptions available on a first

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Go for the Green ($$$$) Soybean Yield Challenge Winners Announced

The Arkansas Soybean Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Go for the Green ($$$$) Soybean Yield Challenge. Paul Bingham of Truman took home a $10,000 cash award in the Early Season Production System division with a yield of 93.96 bushels/acres. Perry Galloway of Gregory won $10,000 in the full season division

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New calendar feature

Need to know when the next crop production meeting is? Click the new calendar of events tab on our front page to find times, locations and topics for events such as field days, production meetings, trainings and certifications.

Arkansas Farmers Talk Turkey

Oana Corat (right), a Turkish farmer discusses cotton with her group.

No, not about Thanksgiving’s favorite fare, but rather, with a group of seven Turkish farmers and professional agriculturists who recently visited the state.  The Turkish Farmer Mission Tour began on July 7th in Memphis and concluded when the group departed for Iowa on

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Meet Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service would like to welcome Dr. Yeshi Wamishe as our new Extension Plant Pathologist/Assistant Professor at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart.  Dr. Wamishe brings a strong background in agriculture and education to this position.

Dr. Yeshi Wamishe

One of many children, Yeshi Wamishe was born

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