Producers from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi will have an opportunity to hear the latest in soybean research during the 2009 Tri-State Soybean Forum, Jan. 9, at the Thomas Jason Lingo Center in Oak Grove, La.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the meeting will feature a variety of production topics covered by experts from the LSU AgCenter, the University of Arkansas and Mississippi State University. Topics and speakers include:

• Conventional soybean weed control options, Trey Koger, associate Extension professor, Mississippi State University.

• Soybean seed quality and seed availability, Richard Cartwright, professor, Extension plant pathology, University of Arkansas Extension.

• Soybean seed inoculation concerns and issues, Jeremy Ross, Extension agronomist, University of Arkansas Extension.

• Late-season soybean insect management, Roger Leonard, professor, Macon Ridge Research Station, LSU AgCenter.

• Late-season soybean disease management, Boyd Padgett, professor, Macon Ridge Research Station, LSU AgCenter.

• Soybean market outlook, Jim Daven, Commercial Grain Cattle, Inc.

• U.S. Soybean Board update.

• Tri-State Soybean producer panel.

There is no registration fee for the meeting, which ends at 12:30 pm with lunch. For information contact: Myrl Sistrunk, (318) 267-6712, or Ronnie Levy, (318) 290-8747.