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Agronomy: The Road Back to Conventional

Saving a potential $60 per acre requires impeccable management

In the vast sea of southeast Arkansas soybean fields, Jason Smith’s Desha County acreage is an island perched in agronomic isolation. Smith is a crop maverick, growing 3,000 acres of remarkably clean conventional soybeans. The path to Smith’s conventional soybean conversion was dictated by economic necessity—the need for a young farmer to save money.

“I didn’t get into conventionals for a premium; I got into them to save money on seed costs,” says Smith of SMS Planting Co., Watson, Ark.

Read the full story on AgWeb.

This article originally appeared on AgWeb and has been reposted with permission.


Chris Bennett


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