aspb_navtop.gif (313 bytes)
About The ASPB
ASPB Programs
Research Results
Arkansas Ag Statistics
Internet Resources


Publications Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board

Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board

Soy News March 2000


Arkansas Board Allocates Funds for Research

The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board met on February 25 to consider research proposals and make allocations of research funds for the 1999-2000 fiscal year. The Board expected to make significant cuts from previous years' funding levels due to the shortage of funds resulting from reduced production and low prices during the year. The total reduction from previous year funding was not as significant as expected due to the implementation of minimum assessment credits by the United Soybean Board. The credits are provided for in the National Soybean Checkoff Act and Order, and are designed to prevent significant disruptions in state programs during times of low production or price. The provision allows states to take a credit against the remittance to USB in years when the state's share of collections falls below the state's five-year average of collections prior to the implementation of the national program. Arkansas' total collections for 1999 were significantly below the five-year average and, therefore, the Board was allowed to take a credit of approximately $140,000. With the credit program in place, the Board set research funding for the year at $958,452, down from $1.1 million in the previous year. The specific projects funded and the amount for each project are included in the statement of allocations which is provided in this edition of "Soynews".

Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board Research Project Allocations


Low input Nonirrigated Soybean Production $37,366

Rotational and Tillage Systems to Control Soybean Cyst Nematode $25,020 Rice and Soybean Production on Soils Adversely Affected by Poor Irrigation and Water Quality $55,711

Integration of Resistant Soybeans with a Biological Control Agent for Suppression of the Soybean Cyst Nematode $37,248

Economics of Soybean Production $36,000

Evaluation and Incorporation of Varieties (Transgenic-Roundup Ready and Conventional) in Differing Arkansas Soybean Production Environments and Cropping Systems $40,000

Low Input Soybeans on Heavy Clay $6,000

Helping Arkansas Rice Farmers Exploit Market Opportunities by Improved Use of Soybean, Wheat, and Corn in Rice Rotations $27,240

Effects of Tillage, Planting Date, Plant Population and Genotype on Severity of Charcoal Rot in Soybean $28,157

Developing Cost-Effective Weed Management Systems $82,439

Weed Interference and Weed Management $42,050

Soybean Variety Testing $10,000

Breeding Improved Varieties and Germplasm $44,306

Field Screening of New Soybean Cultivars for Performance Against Major Diseases and Nematodes $47,828

Screening for Resistance to Phomopsis Seed Infection in Soybean Cultivars and Germplasm to Improve Seed Quality $17,000


Weed Biology/Ecology $14,827

Soybean Adaptation to Restrictive Soil Environments $25,700

Soybean Research Verification Program $90,798

Improving Technology Transfer for Profitable and Sustainable Soybean Production $51,993

The Relationship of the Environment to Sudden Death Syndrome and Stem Canker $39,022

Molecular Separation of Races of Soybean Cyst Nematodes $45,080

Improving the Adaptation and Diversity of Arkansas Soybean $52,870

Soybean Drought Tolerance Research $55,466


Investigation and Application of Whole Farm Systems Approach to Crop Production Management $10,695

Screening of Soybean Varieties for Genistein (Cancer Preventing Substance), Daidzein (Osteoporosis Preventing) and Producing Enriched Protein Concentrate and Tofu $35,636

TOTAL $958,452

Checkoff to Capitalize on White House Initiative

President Bill Clinton's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2001 includes a new initiative to accelerate the development and use of biobased technologies, including soy-based products. The goal of the initiative is to increase the viability of alternative energy sources, help meet environmental challenges, diversify and strengthen the rural economy and, most important to farmers, support farm incomes. The initiative provides an increase of more than $240 million over the 2000 budget for the development and use of biobased products. The Department of Energy will receive $49 million and the U.S. Department of Agriculture another $149 million for stepped-up efforts. The budget allocation would fund President Clinton's executive order of August, 1999, which aims to triple the use of biobased products and bioenergy in the United States by 2010. According to the White House, tripling America's use of biobased products and bioenergy by 2010 would generate $20 billion a year in new income for farmers and rural communities.

Back to Top

About the ASPB | ASPB Programs | Publications
Research Results | Arkansas Ag Statistics | Internet Resources
Homepage | Live Dealer


For additional information about any board-related activity contact:

Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board
ATTN: Warren Carter
P.O. Box 31
Little Rock, AR 72203-0031
Phone: 501-228-1265

Copyright © 2003 Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.
All rights reserved.