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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
Commodity Classic Registration
Registration is waived for the first 5,000 farmers thanks to the support of our sponsors! #Classic21 #AgTwitter
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.
Thanks to our meeting sponsors.
Bin Buster (1000+)
Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board)
Farm Credit Associations
Top Producer (600-999)
High Yield (300-599)
Solid Performer (up to 299)
Delta Seed Company
Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge 2020
Results were released on January 27, 2021 during the Arkansas Soybean Association Annual meeting
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
Information from the American Soybean Association
Press releases from the American Soybean Association can be found here.
Information from the Arkansas Department of Ag
Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge
A 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.