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Is cross-laminate timber a good fit for Arkansas forestry?
LITTLE ROCK — Architecture and design experts with the U of A Fay Jones School of
Architecture recently met with timber and forestry experts for a day-long conference
intended to examine the feasibility of adopting a new timber technology that produces
Rupe named fellow of American Phytopathological Society
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- John C. Rupe, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
professor of plant pathology, was made a fellow of the American Phytopathological
Society at the recent annual meeting in Tampa, Florida. By Fred Miller. With art.
Extended rain causing grain sorghum to sprout in head
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A solid week of rain has caused grain sorghum to sprout in the
head in many Arkansas fields, causing some grain to be rejected by buyers or sold
at discount prices.
As growers struggle to catch up on harvest, commodity futures rise
LITTLE ROCK — As Arkansas producers enjoy a respite from the heavy rains that fell
for more than a week throughout much of the state, corn growers in particular are
hoping to catch up with a harvest schedule that is quickly leaving them behind.
Arkansas 4-H shooters perform well at nationals, compete for 2017 slots
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas 4-H shooting sports teams and individuals repeatedly placed
among the best of competitors during the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championship
in Grand Island, Neb.
New state 4-H officers elected at State O’Rama
LITTLE ROCK – This earlier this month, Mary Alice Cole, received the news of a lifetime,
she would serve as Arkansas' 2016-2017 state 4-H president – the first Izard Countian
to be elected to the post.
Munching, marching fall armyworms making grass disappear
CONWAY, Ark. – Kami Marsh’s phone is ringing again and at this time of year, it’s
because fall armyworms are grazing down lawns and pastures.
More than 400 attend State O’Rama; Cheevers named Governor’s Award winner
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – More than 400 4-Her’s spent about a week on the University of
Arkansas campus for state O’Rama, their summertime opportunity to compete, perform
and network with their peers.
Helping parents, kids stay sane through the back to school transition
LITTLE ROCK – Back to school means changes, not only for children, but also their
Mobile Farmers Market to increase visits in Little Rock; organizers set eyes on state
LITTLE ROCK — A new mobile farmers’ market will be bringing fresh, locally-grown produce
to easy walking distance for several little rock neighborhoods.
Oosterhuis retires after 40-year career in cotton research
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Any serious discussion of cotton in Arkansas will have to get
around to mentioning Derrick Oosterhuis, probably sooner rather than later.
Warm weather and persistent rains trigger sprouting in unharvested rice in NE Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK — Heavy rains throughout the state combined with high temperatures have
begun to trigger instances of rice prematurely sprouting from panicles, a phenomenon
that will likely result in milling and yield losses when harvest begins.
Water rising in farm fields as harvest approaches
HAZEN, Ark. – With daily rainfall since Friday, there’s been something else growing
in Arkansas’ farm fields: water levels.
Explainer: Grain sprouting
LITTLE ROCK – High humidity can cause many problems with ready-to-harvest crops including
sprouting. Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist explains:
NASS projecting record rice production; corn yield in Arkansas
JONESBORO, Ark. – Arkansas could see new records in corn yield and rice production
this year, according to the August monthly production report from the National Agricultural
Warm humid summer fostering rice diseases
STUTTGART, Ark. -- A string of hot and steamy nights has led to an increase in both
bacterial panicle blight and sheath blight in Arkansas’ rice crop.
How to celebrate National Catfish Month in Arkansas? Go fishing!
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – August is National Catfish Month and beginning anglers can celebrate
the occasion by fishing for the state’s native catfish species and learning how to
prepare them, Scott Jones, Extension specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine
Cabot’s Feland wins 2016 Rice Expo Recipe competition
STUTTGART, Ark. – A refreshing lemon rice dish earned Martha Feland of Cabot a victory
in the 2016 Arkansas Rice Expo recipe contest.
Lonoke County team wins first Rice Expo Quiz Bowl
STUTTGART, Ark. – Lonoke, Arkansas and Saline counties took the top three spots respectively
in the Arkansas Rice Expo’s first Rice Quiz Bowl.
Stuttgart woman wins Rice Expo centerpiece competition
STUTTGART, Ark. – A woman whose hometown is the city that bills itself as the Rice
and Duck Capital of the World is the winner of this year’s Arkansas Rice Expo Tabletop
Division of Agriculture dedicates Glenn Bauman Memorial Center
STUTTGART, Ark. — A home whose flagstones, wood and melting-into-the-landscape profile
expresses the unique vision of architect Fay Jones, will now serve as a multi-purpose
educational center and lodging for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Arkansas rice could wind up on dinner plates in China
STUTTGART, Ark. – China, the world’s largest rice grower, may soon become a customer
of the largest rice producer in the United States, according to a panelist exploring
the future of Arkansas rice at the sixth annual Arkansas Rice Expo.
Division of Agriculture dedicates new foundation seed facility as state in advance
of 2016 Arkansas Rice Expo
STUTTGART, Ark. — The ability to make public commodity seed varieties more available
to Arkansas farmers took a great stride forward this week as the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture dedicated and opened its new Foundation Seed Facility
Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in NE Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK – The invasive emerald ash borer, already found in 10 central or southern Arkansas counties,
has now been confirmed in the state’s northeast – in Randolph County along the Missouri
border, Scott Bray of the Arkansas State Plant Board said on Tuesday.
Quartet of palates to judge 2016 best Rice Expo recipe
STUTTGART, Ark. — A professional chef and culinary educator; a weather expert and
two leaders of Farm Bureau’s state Women’s Committee are the judges of this year’s
Rice Expo Recipe Contest.
Windham departs extension helm after 28 years; Cartwright named interim director
LITTLE ROCK – Tony Windham, director of the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service,
is bringing to an end a 28-year career that redefined how ideas and innovations flowed
within the organization, strengthening local roots and making it better equipped to
serve the farmers, families and communities that are its constituents.
Grapes of Arkansas Workshop/Field Day set for Sept. 15
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. – The Sept. 15 Grapes of Arkansas Workshop and Field Day will explore
key points along the journey from grape vine to consumer.
Heavy on the knowledge: 2016 Arkansas Rice Expo to feature new info on ag drones,
new varieties, resistant weeds and the best in water management
LITTLE ROCK — The 2016 Arkansas Rice Expo will have plenty to offer attendees of every
stripe: Those who grow, those who cook and those who eat one of the state’s top row
crops. And this year’s iteration of the annual expo in Stuttgart will feature demonstrations
and experts speaking about aspects of rice in Arkansas, both new and old.
Still time to register for 2016 Soybean College
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — There are still slots available to participate in the 2016 Soybean
College Aug. 18 at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Newport