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Workshops for outdoor business owners & landowners coming to two locations
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans interested in earning additional income from farm or agricultural
land, recreational property or timberland are invited to either of two workshops from
the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in partnership with Mississippi
State University and the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in February and March.
Div of Ag wheat breeder one of 15 seeking genetic secrets to high-yield wheat
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Producing enough wheat to keep up with a growing global population
has been a constant struggle for farmers and a challenge to wheat breeders. A University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture professor has joined the International
Wheat Yield Partnership, a global a program zeroing in on the genes that regulate
Talks on gardens, trees, birds and bees headlining speaker topics at 2017 Arkansas
Flower and Garden Show
LITTLE ROCK — Some of the region’s top experts on horticulture, botany, pollination
and other topics will be featured speakers at the 26th annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, taking place at the Statehouse Convention
Center in downtown Little Rock on Feb. 24-26.
Spring edition of Walk Across Arkansas begins Feb. 26
LITTLE ROCK – Are all those holiday indulgences weighing you down? The spring edition
of Walk Across Arkansas, which begins Feb. 26 and runs through April 22, may help
improve the numbers on your scale.
Blackberry school offers growers a chance to step up their growing, marketing game
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas fruit growers will have the opportunity to brush up their
skills on the cultivation, harvesting and marketing of blackberries in 2017 through
a series of four hands-on classes offered by the University of Arkansas System Division
Soil fertility clinic set for Feb. 15 at Arkansas State University
LITTLE ROCK – Cover crops, soil amendments and the effect of soil sample timing on
nutrient concentration are among the topics on the agenda for the 2017 Soil Fertility
Clinic, set for Feb. 15 at Arkansas State University.
James Moore remembered as a giant in fruit production, gifted, caring teacher and
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – James N. Moore’s handiwork appears on every continent save Antarctica
and he achieved some of the highest honors in his profession. Yet Moore remained firmly
grounded -- almost unassuming -- but could not hide what his students and colleagues
4-H Center’s Feland Hall renovated, re-dedicated for Arkansas youth development
FERNDALE, Ark. – The legacy of one family is helping benefit hundreds of others in
Arkansas through the revitalization of a multipurpose building on the grounds of the
C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center.
Cartwright delivers keynote at Arkansas Crop Management Conference
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Across the broad swath of scientific disciplines on display
at the 2017 Arkansas Crop Management Conference, one concept consistently emerged
as a common thread: integrated pest management.
Arkansas scientists use genetic tools to help U.S. spinach producers meet growing
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — From a plant scientist’s point of view, farmers are locked in
a biological arms race with nature. For spinach, the greatest threat comes from a
disease called downy mildew, caused by the pathogen Peronospora effusa.
Little Red River Beef Cattle Tour scheduled for March 28
ROSE BUD, Ark. – Cattle producers can gain valuable insights from fellow producers
and their operations during the March 28 Little Red River Beef Cattle Tour.
2017 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference
BARLING Ark. – Supplements, cost-cutting management tactics and expected progeny differences
are on the agenda for the 2017 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference, set for Feb. 22
at the Ouachita Livestock market in Danville.
‘Noisy,’ ‘sillier’ 4-H brand of yoga spreads from Arkansas to 16 states, helps kids
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A unique brand of yoga developed by the Arkansas Extension Service
is now helping youths in nine states improve their ability to concentrate, as well
as their flexibility and balance. And it all started with a call from a school counselor.
Extension Get Fit helps Arkansans live healthier
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Imagine a certified fitness program without a high membership
cost, or the intimidation of a slick gym; one led by someone you know in a venue as
close as your church or school. That’s the formula for Extension Get Fit, a program
that’s already making an impact on the amount spent on healthcare in Arkansas.
BCRET 2016 Q4 report posted
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The team conducting research on water quality in the Big Creek
tributary of the Buffalo River has posted its report for the final quarter of 2016,
summarizing its work from October to December.
Agriculture awards honor leadership, accomplishments in research and extension
ROGERS, Ark. — Outstanding efforts in research, education, support and other categories
within the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture were recognized Friday
at the Agriculture Awards Luncheon.
2017 production meetings now in full swing throughout state
CARLISLE, Ark. — The first of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s
annual series of production meetings began this week, as agronomists and other experts
visited farmers and industry consultants across Arkansas to give their assessments
of both the year that was — and the year that will be — for the state’s largest industry.
35 Arkansans join 900-person National 4-H Congress in Atlanta
LITTLE ROCK – Thirty-five Arkansas 4-H State Record Book winners were among the nearly
900 youth who gathered in Atlanta for the annual National 4-H Congress, a premier
leadership event for senior 4-H’ers.
Carson scholarship application deadline March 10
LITTLE ROCK – College-bound high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in horticulture
or other agriculture-related fields are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship
named in honor of extension horticulture specialist Janet Carson.
Upcoming sprayer clinics scheduled across state
LITTLE ROCK — Experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
will be conducting a series of instructional clinics across Arkansas, intended to
keep growers abreast of the latest technical and regulatory changes in spray application
Moore takes reins as director of Div of Ag’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — There’s no rest for the new Director of the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
Poinsett County family has strong showing in soybean yield contest
HARRISBURG, Ark. — When it comes to soybean yields, it is hard to compete with a county
like Poinsett, or a family like the Wrays.
Feb. 28 Pigposium III puts resistant pigweed in spotlight
LITTLE ROCK – Herbicide resistant pigweed, one of the biggest problems Mid-South farmers
are wrestling, takes center stage at Pigosium III, set for Feb. 28 at East Arkansas
Community College in Forrest City.
B.R. Wells inducted to Agriculture Hall of Fame
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The late Bobby R. Wells, a world-renowned rice expert and University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture researcher, will be among five individuals
inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in March.
Workshops to add depth to turfgrass conference
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The Arkansas Turfgrass Association Conference and Trade Show is
scheduled to take place Jan. 12-13 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The deadline
for pre-registration is Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Resistant weeds, variety selection, land values on agenda for 2017 Tri-State Soybean
DUMAS, Ark. – Resistant weeds, variety selection and land values are among the topics
on the agenda for the 61st annual of the Tri-State Soybean Forum scheduled for Jan. 6 in Dumas.