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Resistant weeds, variety selection, land values on agenda for 2017 Tri-State Soybean Forum

Ryan McGeeney

January 4, 2017

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Resistant weeds, variety selection and land values are among the topics on the agenda for the 61st annual of the Tri-State Soybean Forum scheduled for Jan. 6 in Dumas.

The event is being held at the Dumas Community Center, 18 Belmont Drive. Doors open at 8 a.m. with registration. For additional information contact Chuck Capps at 870-222-3972 or [email protected], or Bob Stark at 870-460-1414 or email [email protected].

Each year the forum draws hundreds of people from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi to hear top speakers talk about research and events affecting the soybean industry. The meeting rotates among the states, with last year’s event being held in Mississippi.

“We are addressing some of the hottest issues in agriculture, including weed resistance and market outlook,” Capps said. “Our presenters will be weighing in on factors that will affect decisions being made for the 2017 growing season.” 

This year’s slate includes:

  • 9 a.m. - Dicamba and PPO-resistance in weeds with Bob Scott, weed scientist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

  • 9:45 a.m. – Sprayer tip technology and clean out requirements with new technologies with Jason Davis, extension application technologist for the Division of Agriculture

  • 10:30 a.m. – Market outlook/land values, with Byron Parman, ag economist from Mississippi State.

  • 11 a.m. – Variety selection, Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist for the Division of Agriculture

  • 11:30 a.m. – Soil-borne diseases and nematode issues, Terry Spurlock, nematologist for the Division of Agriculture.

The program will close with scholarship announcements and lunch.

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