Drive for 100 - 5
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:22 AM CST

Five years ago, Arkansas grain grower Jason Smith tried growing conventional soybeans on his irrigated land. He has never looked back.

"We originally started growing conventional soybeans as a way to save money on seed costs," said the Watson, Arkansas, grower. "Seed for herbicide-resistant soybeans was becoming more expensive every year, and we were looking for a way to get around that cost."

Smith's heavy clay soils that break into pellets resembling buckshot upon drying can be unforgiving. It is flat rice ground that doesn't typically pump out soybean yields like the ...

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