Tri-State soybean forum set at Dumas

The 2014 Tri-State Soybean Forum will be held at the Dumas Community Center starting at 8 a.m. Friday. This year features experts from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and elsewhere. Speakers and presentations include:

• 8 a.m. ­­ Jeremy Greene, professor of entomology, Clemson University ­ “A New Soybean Pest for the Mid­South ­ The Kudzu Bug”

• 8:45 a.m. ­­ Terry Spurlock, extension plant pathologist, University of Arkansas ­“Spatial Distribution of Aerial Blight in Soybean Fields Undergoing Annual Rotations with Rice”

• 9:30 a.m. ­­ Grover Shannon, professor of soybean genetics and breeding, University of Missouri ­ “Chloride Issues in Soybean Production”

• 10:15 a.m. ­­ Break

• 10:45 a.m. ­­ Larry Steckel, associate professor/row crop weed specialist, University of Tennessee ­ “Managing Weed Resistance in Soybean Systems”

• 11:30 a.m. ­­ United Soybean Board representative, National Soybean Update

• 11:45 a.m. ­­ Lanny Ashlock, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board Project manager & Mid­South Soybean Board Research coordinator, moderating a panel discussion with the Arkansas Race for 100 winners.

• 12:15 p.m. – Forum Collegiate Scholarship presentations.