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By Dave EdmarkU of A System Division of Agriculture
SWREC Horticulture Field Day still set despite rain forecast
HOPE, Ark. – Never mind Bill, the former tropical storm, Thursday’s Horticulture Field
Day will continue with all events as scheduled at the Southwest Research and Extension
“We have a tent outside the door and we’ll just bring all the information into the
tent if the weather doesn’t break,” said Vic Ford, director of the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture center.
The first part of the schedule is already set for indoors from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Those events consist of Ford’s welcome address, a presentation on Horticulture Department
research and extension activities by department head Wayne McKay, an insight into
Arkansas birds by Linda Goodner, a regional education coordinator for the Arkansas
Game and Fish Commission and tips on gardening to attract birds and butterflies by
extension horticulture specialist Janet Carson.
At 10:15 a.m. the agenda calls for attendees to choose between a presentation by family
and consumer science agents in the auditorium on cooking with greens or to go outdoors
on the field tour. Ford said the field tour sessions will be conducted in the tent
if it’s raining. “If the weather breaks, we’ll do the tour but we won’t get off the
wagons because of the mud.”
Whether under the tent or at the microplots, the late morning field tour sessions
will cover nematodes and the potential for biological control of small hive beetles,
using kaolinite clay to keep plants cool under pressure, new small fruit varieties
from the Division, the Arkansas southern pea breeding program and growing birdseed.
Lunch will be served at noon at the tent followed by an afternoon presentation on
basic beekeeping and colony maintenance.
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