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Riparian buffers a crucial part of winter maintenance
FAYETTEVILLE — For the average Arkansas landowner, winter is a time for maintenance
and upkeep in preparation for the upcoming growing season, so it’s a good time to
check on riparian buffers, said Dirk Philipp, associate professor-forages with the
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Link between quakes, oil and gas activities topic of webinar
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Earthquakes across the central and eastern U.S. in recent years
have prompted focus on the oil and gas industry’s activities in those areas. The legal
issues associated with induced seismicity – earthquake activity resulting from human
or artificial development – and its impact on landowners will be the topic of a webinar
from 11 a.m. to noon Central time Feb. 17 sponsored by the National Agricultural Law
Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Market outlook, cattle health top agenda at March 17 Little Red River cattle conference
DAMASCUS, Ark. – Market outlook, fly control, reproductive technologies and preventing
common cattle diseases will be the focus of the 2016 Little Red River Beef Cattle
Conference on March 17 at the Pruitt’s Mid-State Stockyards in Damascus.
Model trains provide a whistle-stop attraction at upcoming flower and garden show
LITTLE ROCK — Men, women and children of all ages are invited to watch the timeless
magic of elaborate model trains at the 25th annual Arkansas Garden and Flower Show.
Circuit Court denies EPA effort to vacate Enlist Duo label; ’16 growing season likely
unaffected as growers wait on China trade approval
LITTLE ROCK — A federal court’s decision to deny a petition from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency to vacate registration for a new herbicide technology in corn and
soybeans could prove a boon to Arkansas growers — but not for a while, University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture experts said Wednesday.
Dicamba resistance in pigweed selected in research greenhouse, not in the field
NEWPORT, Ark. – University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture researchers
have selected for dicamba-resistant pigweed, documenting how genetic resistance develops
and how the industry must work to protect the few remaining weed-fighting options.
‘Rock in the Garden’ showcases local flavor at AFGS
LITTLE ROCK — Live music, local food vendors, cooking demos and a garden walkabout
are on the menu for ‘Rock in the Garden’, an event benefiting the Arkansas Flower
& Garden Show and the Dunbar Community Garden Project.
Researchers on long push for cover crops
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture have been spreading the gospel of cover crops for more than three years
now — and they aren’t about to give up anytime soon.
Mineral leases, your family and your estate What’s next?
SEARCY, Ark. – The energy industry’s boom-bust cycle means Arkansans with mineral
leases need to know their options and answers to the question: “what now?”
Latest quarterly report from Big Creek Research and Extension Team now online
LITTLE ROCK – The Big Creek Research and Extension Team filed its latest report Friday,
Jan. 15, monitoring conditions in Big Creek, a Buffalo National River tributary in
Newton County. The fourth quarterly report details conditions at the creek in the
area near C&H Hog Farms, a large-scale swine concentrated feeding area near Mount
Online auction provides access to stallion services
LITTLE ROCK – A three-week online stallion service auction featuring top-flight performance
horses began Thursday, Jan. 14. Proceeds from the second annual event will benefit
the Arkansas 4-H horse program and the University of Arkansas horse judging team in
the equine program.
Growers utilize grain bins to gain better position in market
LONOKE, Ark. — As the winter sun came rose over the eastern horizon Wednesday morning,
the edge of Mitchell Farm Partnership along Highway 31 was filled with the raspy sound
of thousands of bushels’ worth of corn flowing into a series of truck beds, headed
for chicken houses throughout the state.
Campus to corporate: Division of Agriculture nurtures growth of Novozymes subsidiary
Pacific Vet Group-USA
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A research and tech transfer project that started out as “an
academic lemonade stand,” is now part of company with global reach whose royalties
help boost education and research within the University of Arkansas System Division
Rise of ‘foodies,’ local food movement gives birth to farming newbies
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The rise of foodies and the local food movement have helped give
birth to a new generation of farming newbies hungry to learn to win customers and
how to grow the best crops they can, say Benton County extension agents with the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Arkansas crop production down for most 2015 commodities
LITTLE ROCK — Overall production numbers for most Arkansas crops fell in 2015 compared
to the previous year’s record yields, and wet weather was the prime suspect, said
Scott Stiles, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of
Growers, agronomists regroup for fresh planting season after a confusing 2015
LONOKE, Ark. — After a year of unpredictable weather patterns and steadily depressed
commodity prices, extension agronomists with the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture gathered at the Lonoke County Cooperative Extension office to help
prepare growers for a fresh start in 2016.
Senator Bumpers remembered as agricultural icon
LITTLE ROCK – As hundreds gathered Sunday to celebrate the life of Sen. Dale Bumpers,
agricultural leaders in Arkansas are remembering his monumental contributions to the
state’s top industry and his passion for serving the state’s agriculture community.
Arkansas Extension honors employees for excellence
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture honored members
of the state’s Cooperative Extension Service during its annual faculty conference
in late December 2015.
Mark Your Calendar! Rural Life Conference Set for March 4
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The 60th Rural Life Conference will be Friday, March 4, at the Isaac S. Hathaway-John M. Howard
Fine Arts Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Registration
begins at 7:30 a.m., with the opening session at 8:45 a.m. The conference theme is
“Sustainable, Healthy and Profitable Rural Development.”
NAP Changes in 2016 for 2015 Crop Year
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Important changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
(NAP) made by the Agriculture Act of 2014 for the 2015 crop year took effect the first
of the year.
Flooding forces change of venue for Jan. 11 crop production meeting
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Flooding has prompted a change of venue for the Jan. 11 rice and
soybean production meeting in Jefferson County.