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Extension garden guru Janet Carson joins 4-H Fall Festival lineup
FERNDALE, Ark. – Arkansas Extension gardening guru Janet Carson is joining the lineup
for the Oct. 29 4-H Fall Festival, an event to help raise funds for education activities
for Arkansas youth.
October is 4-H Month: Learning, doing, growing
YOUR CITY, Ark. – October is a big month for Arkansas’ more than 120,000 4-H members.
Not only is a national 4-H month, but also it’s the Arkansas 4-H Month of Service
and encompasses 4-H National Youth Science Day on Oct. 5.
Crape myrtle bark scale: Easy to spot, hard to control
LITTLE ROCK – Crape myrtle bark scale, a pest confirmed in Arkansas just two years
ago, is easy to spot, but hard to control, according to extension experts with the
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
All in the family: Wray family counts third 100-plus bushel soybean field
TRUMANN, Ark. – Good things come in threes – especially for the Wray family of Poinsett
Soybean yield records falling in 100-bushel contest
TRUMANN, Ark. – For the second time in as many weeks, a state record has fallen in
Arkansas’ Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge, said Jeremy Ross, extension
soybean agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Arkansas crop losses approach $50 million
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Heavy rains in August have cost Arkansas farmers more than $46
million according to preliminary estimates, with rice taking the hardest hit, said
Brad Watkins, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture economist.
Governor seeks disaster declaration for 12 counties as Arkansas rice growers continue
to struggle through harvest
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has requested a federal declaration
for 12 Arkansas counties, based on extensive crop loss due to weather damage.
Cattle deaths reflect need to control toxic pasture weeds
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Washington County beef producers have been reporting cattle deaths
from grazing perilla mint, a toxic weed common throughout Arkansas, said Berni Kurz,
staff chair of the Washington County Cooperative Extension Office.
Safe dating advice for adults in the digital age
LITTLE ROCK — As the fall semester moves into full swing at colleges across the state,
men and women entering the dating scene with the help of the Internet are well-served
to spare a thought toward safety, says Brittney Schrick, assistant professor and family
life specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Vote smart with ballot fact sheets from the Division of Agriculture
LITTLE ROCK – Term limits, medical marijuana and whether the governor still retains
powers when he’s out of state are among the seven issues that voters will face when
they go to the polls Nov. 8.
4-H Fall Festival is family fun for a good cause
FERNDALE, Ark. – A little family fun at the Oct. 29 4-H Fall Festival can go a long
way toward supporting educational activities for Arkansas youth.
Division of Agriculture pesticide expert named as American Association of Pesticide
LITTLE ROCK — The American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators recently named
Ples Spradley, extension pesticide assessment specialist for the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture, as a fellow of the association.
Fall edition of Walk Across Arkansas begins Sept. 26
LITTLE ROCK – Been slacking this summer? Need a little motivation before the calorie-laden
holidays begin? Walk Across Arkansas may be just what you need.
Welch takes reins as Arkansas 4-H Foundation executive director
LITTLE ROCK – Ewell “Pete” Welch, former Arkansas Farm Bureau executive vice president,
will bring his administrative skills to his new position as executive director of
the Arkansas 4-H Foundation.
It’s never too early to start saving for college tuition
LITTLE ROCK — As we hit the mid-mark of September, many students around the country
are settling into their fall semester routines, returning to the institutions of learning
they left before summer vacation, or adjusting to new schools, including college.
USDA downgrades Arkansas harvest estimate for three row crops
LITTLE ROCK — In the wake of prolonged rainfall and flooding, the U.S. Department
of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service on Monday lowered 2016 production
estimates for Arkansas corn, grain sorghum and rice.
Kattan, 1st food science department head, dies at 91
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Ahmed A. Kattan, who was the first food science department head
at the University of Arkansas, died Sept. 3 at age 91.
U of A System Div of Ag pegs flood, rain-caused row crop losses at $40-$50 million
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Heavy, sustained rainfall in August may cost Arkansas row crop
farmers $40-50 million, according to a preliminary estimate released Thursday by the
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
U of A System Division of Agriculture offering feral hog trap demo
LITTLE ROCK — Growers and residents concerned with encroaching feral hog populations
in central Arkansas are invited to attend a free trap demonstration Friday, Set. 9,
presented by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
High-yield wheat variety now available to growers
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A high-yielding wheat released by the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture is now available to growers.
Sept. 2, 2016
Sunshine allows combines to roll; cotton growers sampling ahead of harvest
LITTLE ROCK – The combines are rolling in Arkansas’ rice and corn fields after wet
weather set farmers back on their harvest plans, and cotton fields should be seeing
pickers make their annual run in a couple of weeks.