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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

LITTLE ROCK — After a week of weather described as “oppressively hot” by Crittenden County Cooperative Extension Service agent Russ Parker, agricultural experts are advising growers across the state to buckle up for the final weeks heading into harvest, as pest pressure is expected to intensify.  

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 Rice Expo.

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.

July 22, 2016

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. 

July 22, 2016

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 Science Camp.

July 22, 2016

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.

July 22, 2016

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 pea.

July 22, 2016

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 unavoidable.

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.

July 15, 2016

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.

July 15, 2016

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.

July 15, 2016

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.

July 8, 2016

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. 

July 8, 2016

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 crops. 

July 8, 2016

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. 

July 8, 2016

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. 

July 8, 2016

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. 

July 6, 2016

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.

July 1, 2016

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 Research Station. 

July 1, 2016

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. 

July 1, 2016

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. 

July 1, 2016

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.