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Industry News

Arkansas soybean breeder honored Pengyin Chen, professor of crop, soil and environmental sciences and soybean breeder for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy. The award will be formally presented at the ASA Awards Ceremony Nov. 5 during the scientific society’s annual meeting in Tampa, Fla. Chen has ... Read More »

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New residual herbicide available Fierce herbicide, the newest residual from Valent U.S.A. Corporation, received registration for corn last year and is now available to soybean growers for the longest-lasting, broadest spectrum control of broadleaves and grasses, including species that are resistant to glyphosate and other chemistries. Fierce combines pyroxasulfone, which is a new chemistry for grass and broadleaf control, with ... Read More »

SPECIAL REPORT – Industry Spotlight

Leadership, education and research all have been recognized recently within the Southern soybean states via an endowed chair at MSU and a new president of SSDW. A Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) investment in the Edgar E. Hartwig Endowed Chair in Soybean Agronomy will enhance soybean research, teaching and service at Mississippi State University (MSU) for years to come. Named ... Read More »

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Siebert accepts Southern position SiebertDow AgroSciences has named Jonathan Siebert as an Enlist field specialist in the Mid-South and Texas. Siebert has extensive experience in weed science, agronomics, cotton and sensitivecrop research. Regulatory approvals for the Enlist system are pending at this time. “As a native of Louisiana, Jonathan understands Southern crop production and will be a valuable in-field resource ... Read More »

From the Editor – The World Is Hungry. Please Don’t Dawdle.

By Carroll Smith Editor When it comes to the 2012 Farm Bill, everyone involved in U.S. agriculture agrees that Congress needs to get it right, but, just as importantly, get ‘er done – on time, that is. The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently voiced “its overall support of the draft language and calls on the Committee to approve the mark ... Read More »

From the Editor – FFA: U.S. Agriculture’s Bright Future

By Carroll Smith Editor In 1928, 84 years ago, a national organization was founded by a group of young farmers that would have a profound influence on American agriculture – Future Farmers of America (FFA). Thirtythree young men came together at the first National FFA convention in Kansas City, Mo., that year, and, according to today’s National FFA Organization, “Their ... Read More »

First-Time Oklahoma Soybean Farmer Finds 5-Bean Pod

When first-time soybean farmer Lonnie Ingram of Braman, Okla., walked into his field of Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans, he was surprised with what he found: a five-bean pod. “I walked into the field to see if I was going to have any beans to harvest because of our severe drought, looked down and noticed a pod that ... Read More »

Market Analyst Asks, ‘More Of The Same?’

By Carroll Smith Editor Melvin Brees, the market/policy Extension associate, FAPRI, University of Missouri, writes an insightful grain column each month titled “Decisive Marketing.” Highlights from this column are typically featured each time we publish Soybean South and Corn South. In order to pack in as much useful Southern soybean information as possible early in the growing season, I would ... Read More »