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July 29, 2016
Arkansas Forestry industry shines despite confusion sown by BEA report
MONTICELLO, Ark. – A federal Bureau of Economic Analysis report showing Arkansas having
the nation’s fastest growing gross domestic product has led to some head-scratching
among economists, but there’s little doubt that forestry is an upward mover in the
state’s economy, said economist Matthew Pelkki.
July 29, 2016.
Summer heat and little rainfall make for high pest pressure as harvest approaches
July 27, 2016
Arkansas Rice Expo panel to peer into future for rice markets
STUTTGART, Ark. – In 2025, where in the world will Arkansas rice be found? That’s
a question experts and speakers will ponder Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the 2016 Arkansas
July 26, 2016
Field day highlights turf research for lawns, sports, golf
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — There’s more to growing grass than sitting around watching it.
July 22, 2016
2016 O-Rama offers 4-H members an opportunity to network, compete
LITTLE ROCK – Nearly 500 teenagers will be congregating in Fayetteville on Aug. 2-5,
to attend Arkansas State O’Rama – a time when Arkansas 4-H members get to together
to display their talents in performances and competition, and of course, enjoy the
company of their 4-H peers.
Arkansas’ summertime heat can be deadly
LITTLE ROCK -- Summertime in Arkansas can be the happiest of times, but can turn deadly
quickly without the correct knowledge about heat safety.
From anesthesia to zoo medicine, 4-Hers get insight to veterinary careers
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Fifty-five 4-H members from around Arkansas attained insights
into veterinary work from anesthesia to zoo animal care, thanks to a three-day Veterinary
Intense summer heat adds pressure to approaching rice harvest
LITTLE ROCK — As the mercury continues to rise, Arkansas rice growers are crossing
their fingers in hopes of an uneventful harvest.
Field day highlights Southern pea breeding
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — You can call them cowpeas or field peas if you want, but here
in Arkansas that staple of local hospitality and fine dining is called the Southern
Warm summer temperatures great for growing harmful bacteria
LITTLE ROCK — Summer is a great time for outings, but its warm temperatures are also
idol for the growth of harmful bacteria in picnic foods.
July 20, 2016
Big Creek team releases 2016 second quarter report
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The team conducting research on water quality in the Big Creek
tributary of the Buffalo River has posted its report for the second quarter of 2016,
summarizing its work from April 1 to June 30.
July 19, 2016
Pond turnovers, fish kills an inconvenient possibility during summer season
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – During the hot summer months, farm pond owners often face the frustrating
prospect of losing some of their fish population to oxygen depletion in the water,
says Larry W. Dorman, Extension aquaculture specialist at the University of Arkansas
at Pine Bluff. The event – referred to as a “turnover” – is a phenomenon that is largely
July 15, 2016
As EPA label for dicamba-tolerant soybeans lags behind availability of seed, reports
of drift injury flourish
LITTLE ROCK — As farmers face mounting pressure from resistant pigweed, some are turning
to off-label use of an herbicide, causing damage to thousands of acres of crops, according
to complaints fielded by regulators in Arkansas and Missouri.
McFall wins NE Arkansas Regional Science/Engineering Fair Soybean Challenge
MONETTE, Ark. – A project centered on the testing of an irrigation sensor earned a
Buffalo Central High junior the top spot in the Northeast Arkansas Regional Soybean
Challenge at the 2016 Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
Reid wins Cent Ark Regional Science, Engineering Fair Soybean Challenge
LITTLE ROCK – An experiment to use soybean oil rather than a more hazardous solvent
to extract hair or other particles from popped popcorn has earned a Little Rock Central
High School student top honors in the 2016 Central Arkansas Regional Soybean Challenge.
Medlock earns Soybean Challenge win at NW Ark Regional Science, Engineering Fair
ALMA, Ark. – The winner of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Soybean Challenge is looking
ahead to next year’s competition.
July 13, 2016
Be honest when explaining violence to children
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Disasters, gun violence and other bad news can stir fear, confusion
and questions into children’s lives. But adults who know how to deal with their children’s
fears can bring comfort and certainty in uncertain times.
As kudzu bugs move toward Arkansas soybeans, patience is key to proper control
HELENA, Ark. — After almost five years of waiting, the inevitable has finally arrived:
Kudzu bugs have made their way across the Delta, into Arkansas, and are poised to
begin affecting soybeans in the fall.
Research field day will focus on corn, soybeans
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture field
day July 21 in Desha County will focus on getting the most out of corn and soybean
New blueberry offers quality fruit for local and shipping markets
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — “Norman,” the third blueberry variety released from the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture fruit breeding program, offers a firm,
tasty fruit suitable for all berry markets.
Arkansas 4-H'ers sweep Mid-America Grassland Evaluation Contest
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas 4-H members won both high-point individual and high-point team
at the the 2016 Mid-America Grassland Evaluation Contest held at Springfield, Missouri.
More than 120 4-H members expected for state horse show at Searcy
LITTLE ROCK – The July 12-15 Arkansas 4-H State Horse is a time when about 125 4-H
members from all across Arkansas compete in more than four dozen events, such as halter
classes where the horse’s conformation is judged, and speed events such as pole bending.
Division of Agriculture research to zoom in on tiny mites
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Mites, the small creatures that are sometimes felt more than
seen, are about to get a closer look so scientists can get a better idea of their
role in the environment. A $775,765 grant from the National Science Foundation will
support three years of research led by entomologists at the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture.
Registration open for 2016 Soybean College
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas producers will have the opportunity to learn about the latest
research and developments in soybean agriculture at the 2016 Soybean College, scheduled
for Aug. 18 at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Newport
Small ruminant conferences offer opportunity to learn care for goats, sheep
LITTLE ROCK — Pasture management, herd health and other aspects of raising sheep and
goats will be the topics of discussion at a series of five University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture workshops held around the state in July and August.
Livestock water requirements increase with higher temperatures
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — As summer temperatures climb into the 90s, a University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture animal scientist warns livestock producers that their
cattle’s water requirements increase substantially.
T.H.I.N.K. your way to summer water safety
FERNDALE, Ark. -- Whether it’s a pool or lake or stream that offers relief from the
heat, it’s important to T.H.I.N.K. your way to water safety, said Shannon Caldwell,
4-H center program director.