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Arkansas Farm & Ranch Resources

Pests. Diseases. Weather. Markets. Each variable raises acres of questions in the minds of those who grow crops and livestock. For more than a century, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service has provided reliable, practical answers and technology for producers. Among the most successful means for demonstrating answers are the crop verification programs. Launched more than 30 years ago, our verification trials have tested new techniques so effectively, they have been copied worldwide 

Additionally, our biosecurity information is critical in informing producers about risks to their livelihood and our special programs such as beekeeping are popular among those who may be new to agriculture.

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Additional Resources

FIND: Agriculture Weed Control Resources

FIND: Arkansas Row Crop Irrigation Information



FieldWatch, Inc.® is a non-profit company that provides registry tools to enhance communication, cooperation, and collaboration between producers of specialty crops, beekeepers, and pesticide applicators. Voluntary participation in these programs helps prevent and manage drift effects by promoting the awareness of stewardship activities.

  • DriftWatch® is a communication tool enabling producers to map out their crops in a specialty crop site registry and provide contact information.  There are over 40 specialty crops included.  
  • BeeCheck® enables beekeepers and pesticide applicators to work together to protect apiaries with a mapping registry. 
  • FieldCheck® is a single source for applicators to access information from all of FieldWatch’s registries to improve decision making and avoid damage from spray drift.  

Learn more about FieldWatch

Training and Education

Crops and Livestock

Farm & Ranch Publications & Blogs

Our 2022 MP44 publication offers best practices for how to utilize chemicals to control weeds in Arkansas.

News, events and interesting information about bees and beekeeping.

Providing timely updates for Arkansas producers on anything from pest management to best practices for growing seasonal crops in Arkansas.