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As rice planting surges ahead of five-year average, growers hope to avoid rainfall
LITTLE ROCK – Even in the best of years, the need for “just enough, not too much”
rainfall is a tough tightrope to walk for row crop farmers throughout Arkansas and
beyond. But in this year, with profit margins for rice already thin and a large percentage
of 2017’s planned rice acreage already planted, garnering adequate rainfall is more
critical than usual.
Extension financial literacy program an ‘eye-opener’ for high school students
MENA, Ark. – It was a typical day at Mena High School — students flooded the hallway
on their way to class, the bell rang and the day began. All was normal, except the
seniors of Mena High gathered in the school cafeteria to learn a life skill with which
most adults struggle.
Verma: Ag, biological engineers’ society seeks to develop a scorecard to assess global
food, water, energy gaps
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Knowing the scope of a problem is critical to devising a solution,
especially when the problems are continent-sized, said the Arkansas-based past president
of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Alfalfa requires careful nutrient management for maximum benefit
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Alfalfa makes a quality forage or hay crop, but its growth habits
require careful nutrient management, said Dirk Philipp, forage researcher for the
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Training to outline federal labor standards in reforestation
MONTICELLO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Forestry and
Natural Resources will host a two-hour training session Wednesday, April 26, designed
to outline applicable labor laws and the most common issues associated with the reforestation
Livestock field day focused on fescue
BATESVILLE, Ark. – When it comes to raising livestock in Arkansas, one word commonly
straddles the line between “friend” and “enemy”: fescue.
Plan for a successful rice harvest with modern irrigation technology
LITTLE ROCK – The key to success is often rooted in a solid plan, and experts with
the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are encouraging Arkansas
rice producers to start that plan with the technology known as Multiple Inlet Rice
Irrigation, or MIRI.
Close encounters of the wildlife kind: That seemingly alone deer or baby bird may
LITTLE ROCK – Spring is a time of fledgling birds, nesting cottontails and a rise
in human-wildlife interactions as people hit the hiking trails, run the bush hog or
are puttering around in the backyard.
2017 Q1 Big Creek report posted online
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The 2017 first quarter report from the Big Creek Research and
Extension Team has been posted and submitted to the governor’s office and the Arkansas
Department of Environmental Quality.
Re-imagining your community/region is theme of June conference
LITTLE ROCK – The man whose transformative work helped Des Moines, Iowa, earn the
headline “How America’s Dullest City Got Cool,” will be the keynote speaker for the
2017 Breakthrough Solutions Conference and Art Show, June 7-8 in Little Rock.
Conference tackles financial, legal issues in down agricultural economy
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In any given crop year, success depends on a triangular relationship
between farmers/landowners, agricultural lenders and agricultural lawyers, said Harrison
Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture.
Arkansas 4-H helps develop the next generation of veterinarians
LITTLE ROCK— A 4-H program geared toward preparing Arkansas youth for a career in
the veterinary field goes well beyond dogs, cats and horses, giving participants a
look into the realm of exotic animal medicine, food animal medicine and wildlife medicine.
Arkansas peanut acreage inches higher, as market prices remain favorable against stagnant
row crop prices
LITTLE ROCK — As peanut market prices continue to offer a reliable toehold for Arkansas
growers struggling against depressed commodity prices, acreage for the sandy-soiled
legume continues to expand incrementally one season to the next.
‘Walk in the Woods’ field tour on woodland management set for May 16
LITTLE ROCK – Managing woodlands isn’t as simple as just watching the trees grow.
Learn more about the sometimes complicated webs of wildlife, woods and marketing during
the Women Owning Woodlands Field Tour on May 16 in Wrightsville.
Food Science doctoral student wins 2017 AOCS award
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Sarah Mayfield, a University of Arkansas food science doctoral
student in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and supported
by the U of A System Division of Agriculture, has won the American Oil Chemists' Society
Analytical Division Student Award for 2017.
Ouachita County agent uses social media as an educational platform to reach thousands
CAMDEN, Ark. – Give Addie Wilson a minute and she can give you a lesson that will
last the rest of your life.
Beekeeping course set for Little Rock in May
LITTLE ROCK – Jon Zawislak travels the state spreading the joy and how-tos for would-be
Heads up to hunters, hikers, homeowners: Ticks are looking for you and your pets
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Turkey hunters heading into the woods may want to bring along
another weapon: tick repellent.
Free online how-to course for backyard, hobby poultry flock keepers
LITTLE ROCK – As the number of backyard poultry flocks grows in the United States,
so have the number of questions from those new to the field. The Cooperative Extension
Service has developed an online course to help guide neophytes through the need-to-know’s
on growing and maintain a healthy flock.
Master Gardener plant sales blossom across the state
LITTLE ROCK — Between April showers and May flowers, one of Arkansas gardeners’ favorite
perennial phenomena blooms, as Master Gardener programs in counties across the state
begin holding their annual plant sales.
Start early to establish native grasses
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Native grasses can be challenging to establish in cultivated
pastures, but they offer alternative summer grazing, buffer strips to protect streams
or improved wildlife habitat.
Arkansas 4-H goes to Washington
LITTLE ROCK— Five 4-H’ers packed their bags and headed to the National 4-H Conference
Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this week to share ideas and form recommendations
in guiding future national 4-H youth development programs nationally and in their
Calling Arkansas 4-H alumni: Raise your hand and be counted!
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas 4-H alumni, it’s time to raise your hand. If you do, it could
mean up to $20,000 to the organization of your youth.
Mowing 101: How to have your best lawn yet
LITTLE ROCK) -- April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring green grass and
lawn mowing season.
Extension entomologists, graduate students honored by entomological society
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two extension entomologists with the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture, along with four graduate students in the Dale Bumpers College
of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, were recently honored at a meeting of the
Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America.
Rain dampens planting plans for some Arkansas farmers
PERRYVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas farmers who were geared up to start planting this week,
will have to give way to a rain delay, said county extension agents for the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Rice planting begins in nation’s top rice state
LITTLE ROCK – Rice planting in Arkansas has begun in earnest, as growers in the nation's
top rice-producing state seed their fields beneath dark skies and intermittent rains.
Versatile grain to star in Rice Expo recipe contest
LITTLE ROCK – One of the most widely eaten grains in the world will have the starring
role in the sixth annual Rice Expo Recipe Contest, whose entry deadline is June 16.