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Fall in Arkansas - Tips, Resources, and Best Practices  

Looking for free autumn resources for your family or farm? Our Extension agents and specialists are prepared to equip you with knowledge and research-based solutions to manage fall leaves, save up for holiday spending, and prepare for the winter months ahead.


Pumpkins Pansies and Parsnips for Fall

Pumpkins, Pansies, and Parsnips for Fall Color

If your yard needs some instant color this fall, look to the 3 p's: pumpkins, pansies, and parsnips!

Get tips for a beautiful yard

Think outside the gift box

Holiday Budgeting - Think Outside the Gift Box

This fall, shop wisely for holiday gifts and avoid the January financial blues. Avoid the stress and spend less with advice from our financial expert!

Check out our holiday saving tips
Take the stress out of preparing a turkey

Stress-Free Perfect Turkey Prep

Best practices for using food thermometers, cooking times, safety tips, and more. Don't miss the bonus turkey gumbo recipe to use the leftovers!

Have a stress less turkey fest!
Composting leaves

To Rake or Not to Rake?

Raking leaves is essentially for aesthetics purposes. Leaves can provide shelter for small creatures, but how do you keep your yard tidy and help wildlife?

Learn the pros and cons of not raking

Fall webworms

Fall Webworms

Webworms form their nests on the tips of tree branches. Though the webs are very unsightly, damage to most trees is considered to be insignificant.

Learn how to remove webworms

Free soil tests in arkansas

Free Soil Testing

Soil testing can be done in the fall and spring before the lawn greens up. We offer free soil testing to Arkansas homeowners!

Learn how to take a soil sample

garden to pantry recipies

Garden to Pantry

Find tips for transitioning your garden to fall and discover ways to prepare and preserve your harvest. Even find resources for donating freshly harvested produce!

Get gardening and get cooking!

acorn poisioning in cattle

Fall Acorns Can Spell Trouble for Cattle

Acorns are falling and that can mean trouble for cattle farmers. Acorn poisoning can be a real threat to cattle and other livestock as well.

Learn how to prevent acorn poisoning

Arkansas Firewood Resources

Don't Move Firewood | Arkansas Regulations

Fall in Arkansas is the perfect time to camp and cook outside, but it's important to know that firewood can transport invasive insects. Be sure to keep firewood local.

Learn about the best wood for firewood
Plant frost protection

Frost protection

Well-hydrated plants can better within stand frost, so water those plants and cover them for best protection against fall frost.

Advice for protecting against frost

Fall Season Publications and Resources

  • Fall Soil Sampling for Pastures

    Producers should have a good idea about the growth of their forage once the grazing season is over. 

  • Growing Pumpkins at Home

    These warm season vegetables can be grown successfully throughout the state.

  • Planting a Tree or Shrub
    Fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs. It can benefit your landscape and the environment, but it requires some planning.

  • Tailgating and Grilling Safety

    With football season in full swing, many people enjoy grilling and tailgating on the weekends. Use these tips to ensure your grilled foods are delicious and safe for you and your guests.