DUMAS – Resistant weeds, variety selection and land values are among the topics for the 61st annual Tri-State Soybean Forum Friday, Jan. 6, at the Dumas Community Center. Doors open at 8 a.m. with registration.


For additional information contact Chuck Capps at (870) 222-3972 or emailccapps@uaex.edu, or Bob Stark at (870) 460-1414 or email stark@uamont.edu.


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,” said Chuck Capps with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “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 U of A 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.


Details: Chuck Capps, 870-222-3972, or ccapps@uaex.edu, or Bob Stark at 870-460-1414, or stark@uamont.edu