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Follow the Basic Steps for Stewardship of Treated Seed

As planting season begins across the country, the Arkansas Soybean Association reminds farmers to follow the basic steps for stewardship of treated seed:

1)Follow label directions on seed containers; 
2)Eliminate weeds in the field prior to planting; 
3)Minimize dust by using advanced seed flow lubricants; 
4)“BeeAware” of honey bees and hives located near the field; 
5)Ensure that any spilled seeds are removed or covered by soil to protect wildlife and the environment; and
6)Remove all treated seed left in containers and equipment.

Seed treatments help protect the developing seed during its most vulnerable time – at planting and germination. Their highly targeted, precise application means less impact on the surrounding environment. This is one of the many valuable and innovative tools that enable America’s farmers to be more productive, while using resources more efficiently and protecting their seed investment. It’s important to always follow label directions on seed containers for proper handling, storage, planting and disposal to minimize risk to applicators, wildlife and the environment.

For more information, visit seed-treatment-guide.com. Join in the conversation online using #Plant21. The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship is a partnership between the American Seed Trade Association and CropLife America, with support from: Agricultural Retailers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Cotton Council, National Association of Wheat Growers; and National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. 


Press Releases from the American Soybean Association

ASA, Corteva Agriscience Announce 38th Young Leader Class (3-29-21)

ASA Honors Dr. Pengyin Chen with Pinnacle Award (3/16-21)

ASA Awards Program Broadcast

LAST CALL! Applications for Valent, ASA
Ag Voices of the Future Program Due March 10  (3-8-21)

Commodity Classic Information (3-3-21)

Soybean Growers Approve 2021 Resolutions (2-25-21)

Congratulations from Soy & Welcome Back, Secretary Vilsack! (2-23-21)

Science Shows Soy Good for Health in USA & Abroad! (2-19-21)

Soy Farmers Seek to Protect Phosphate Choices (2-17-21)

Now Accepting Applications for Valent, ASA Ag Voices of the Future Program for College Students (2-5-21)

Commodity Classic Registration 

Registration for the 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic is open at CommodityClassic.com!

Registration is waived for the first 5,000 farmers thanks to the support of our sponsors! #Classic21 #AgTwitter

Classic schedule can be located here.  Sessions will be available through April 30


Annual Meeting Update
The annual meeting of the Arkansas Soybean Association was held on January 27, 2021 via zoom.  We heard a Soybean Market Update by Scott Gerlt, economist for the American Soybean Association and Jeremy Ross, U of A soybean agronomist, announced the winners of the 2020 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge

The business session  included the following.
         2021 Resolutions
         2020 Minutes
         2020 Financial Statement
         2021 Board Nominations

Thanks to our meeting sponsors.

Bin Buster (1000+)
Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board)
Farm Credit Associations
Riceland Foods

Top Producer (600-999)

High Yield (300-599)
Greenway Equipment
Oakley Grain

Solid Performer (up to 299)
Delta Seed Company
Erwin Keith


Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge 2020
Results were released on January 27, 2021 during the Arkansas Soybean Association Annual meeting

2020 Grow for the Green Results Booklet

2020 Grow for the Green Winners Press Release


Important Covid-19 Info from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture

Here is a link to some posters from the Ag Department for Rural Arkansas on handwashing, safe distancing, and other precautions.  They can be printed and used in your shop. A sample is below.  There are also some in Spanish if needed.

You can also find a letter regarding agriculture as an essential business if it is needed.

Our own Brad Doyle, Secretary of the American Soybean Association was at the White House for the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement on January 29, 2020.


Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest

2019 Grow for the Green Results Booklet

2019 Grow for the Green Winner Press Release


Information from the American Soybean Association

Press releases from the American Soybean Association can be found here.

Information from the Arkansas Department of Ag

Arkansas Voluntary Smoke
Management Guidelines
for Row Crop Burning



Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge
Historical information

spreadsheet with yield contest results from 
1999-2017 can be located here.

Results are searchable within the year in the spreadsheet.
2018 results can be located in the booklet linked below.


2019 Results booklet

2018 Results booklet

2017 Results booklet

2016 Results booklet

2015 Results booklet