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.
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.
Training and Education
- Pesticide Training, Licensing & Education
Essential information to apply pest controls safely.
- Market Maker
Learn how to make new contacts for your produce.
- Ask the Pest Crew
What's bugging you? Ask the Pest Crew.
Education in Agriculture
Learn how to get youth involved in Ag and explore our educational resources.
Crops and Livestock
Farm & Ranch Publications & Blogs