Tag Archives: Yields

Arkansas Yieldbusters

By Mary Hightower University of Arkansas Soybean farmers set the bar high by breaking the 100-bushel-per-acre barrier. Some of the secrets of their success include early planting and following Extension recommendations. Matt Miles of McGehee has become the first Arkansas grower to break the 100-bushel per-acre barrier two years in a row. Miles squeaked over the mark, harvesting 100.609 bushels ... Read More »

PRODUCTION – GA Variety Selection Tips

Making the proper variety selections is extremely important to the overall success of a soybean crop, according to Jared Whitaker, a member of the soybean team with the University of Georgia. Variety selection is a process, and growers need to seek out varieties that have high yield potential and high yield consistency, while not forgetting the characteristics of varieties which ... Read More »

PRODUCTION – Arkansas Yield Challenge

The Arkansas Soybean Association has announced the winners of the 2012 Go for the Green Yield Challenge, which is funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. Winners were recognized at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Soybean Association in Brinkley on Jan. 29. The board sponsors this yield challenge, which provides information and tools to Arkansas soybean producers, such as ... Read More »

EDITOR’S NOTE – Soybeans stage their own rally

By Carroll Smith Editor This month, two well respected economists, Dr. Mark Welch with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and Dr. Kurt Guidry with LSU AgCenter, shared their thoughts about the soybean market. Following are their comments: Dr. Mark Welch: Soybeans seem to be marching to their own drummer. Compared to corn, production did not suffer as much last ... Read More »

Market Price Factors

Acreage surprises, poor growing season weather, energy prices, dollar value, economic conditions and policy decisions create a complex environment for managing price risk. By Melvin Brees The USDA’s February world Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates made no changes in supply/use for soybeans and wheat. Adjustments to global supply/use projections for soybeans and wheat were relatively small with only minor carryover ... Read More »

Bed Height, Longevity Yield Study

Non-irrigated, no-till study began in the fall of 2005, using a controlled traffic system to evaluate the life expectancy of different bed heights and the effect on yields. By Normie Buehring Crop residue management with raised beds in a controlled traffic system on flat land is essential for successful no-till production on old beds. The crop residue left on the ... Read More »

ISTs – A Viable Option

Multiple studies conducted by several Mid-South universities have shown positive results in soybeans where insecticide seed treatments have been used. By Gus Lorenz Insecticide seed treatments (IST) have provided a positive return in the Mid-South in nearly 80 percent of research trials when compared to an untreated check (with a fungicide), according to multiple studies conducted over seven years by ... Read More »