The Bean Brief
MAY 2020
FIELD TO FILM FEATURED RESEARCH: SMART APPLICATIONS
The timing of your pesticide and herbicide applications could make or break your yield. Dr. Gus Lorenz, entomologist , says best practice is to only apply when a pest reaches a certain threshold . Dr. Lorenz’s team made automatic applications of Prevathon or Besiege, and those applications did not cause an increase in yield . These automatic applications can also affect long-term resistance issues. Lorenz encourages growers to consider the ROI before making applications. Watch the full video to learn more about Dr. Lorenz's pest management research.
"We don't make yield with automatic insecticides and fungicides, we maintain it ," Dr. Lorenz said. "If we've got a population out there, by all means, let's spray it. But, if we don't, let's keep that money in our pockets ."
STAY IN THE KNOW
Hear from Take Action and the United Soybean Board
Check out the latest Take Action podcast. In this episode, John Wallace, weed scientist at Penn State , talks cover crops for weed control . You can also find more episodes on their page here..
In last week's USB newsletter, Chairman Jim Carroll discussed the end of planting season and the beginning of the Value Framework Creation process . Check it out here.
CAREER PROFILES | AYIKWEI PERRY
FORESTER AND FIRST GENERATION FARMER
MARIANNA, ARK.
"At the end of the day, it's about how you manage the land . It doesn't happen overnight," Perry said. "We've learned that you've got to take some chances . Your route may be different than my route, but at the end of the day, the goal is to deliver a quality product."
GROW FOR THE GREEN CHALLENGE
Have you applied for the Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge yet? Applications are due August 1 . Learn more here .
Each year the Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge recognizes and rewards Arkansas' top soybean producers. The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, Arkansas Soybean Association and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture unite to implement and promote this contest. The board sponsors the yield challenge, which provides information and tools to Arkansas soybean producers, such as a look at how top yields are reached. Your checkoff funds are used to reward producers for their hard work in helping to increase yield in Arkansas.
SOY AT HOME | BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg whites or 1/3 cup egg substitute
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh raw spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/8 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/8 cup chopped sweet or yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley or basil
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add egg and egg whites or egg substitute and milk to a large bowl and whisk until smooth; set aside.
  2. Add olive oil to nonstick medium frying pan and heat over medium-high heat. When hot, add spinach, edamame, bell pepper, onion, and garlic and sauté (about 2-3 minutes).
  3. Pour in egg mixture and reduce heat to medium. Continue to gently stir and cook until eggs are soft and cooked throughout.Turn off heat.
  4. Sprinkle grated cheese over the top.
  5. Top with tomatoes and cover frying pan with lid. Let sit for a couple of minutes to melt cheese.
  6. Sprinkle fresh herbs over the top as garnish, if desired.
  7. Steam, season or eat by squeezing the beans from the pod.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Most in-person meetings and events have been canceled or
postponed due to the spread of COVID-19. 

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NEW PARTNERSHIP SUPPORT CAMPAIGN
It's no doubt this spring has been unlike any other for soybean farmers. COVID-19 brought about many challenges. In an effort to promote the work of our soybean farmers and the essential role they play in global nutrition, ASPB is joining USB in a digital campaign.

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