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By Mary HightowerU of A System Division of AgricultureJuly 27, 2017
(335 words)(Download this story in MS Word here.)
Newsrooms: Due to a scheduling conflict, Rep. Crawford will not be attending
KEISER, Ark. – University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture weed scientists
will be tackling one of the most heated issues in Arkansas agriculture – dicamba –
at the Aug. 8 field day at the Northeast Research and Extension Center.
“With dicamba driving such interest and passion in Arkansas, the Mid-South and elsewhere
in the U.S., this may be one of the most important field days we hold this year,”
said Mark Cochran, vice president-agriculture for the University of Arkansas System.
“Our weed scientists are keen to help growers understand the issues underlying the
controversy over weed management tools of this chemistry.”
In addition to the weed management aspects, Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist
for the Division of Agriculture, will be covering alternative irrigation management
in rice – discussing alternate wetting and drying and row rice.
The field day opens at 8 a.m. with sign-in, with field tours run 8:30-11 a.m.
11 a.m. – Speaker TBA
11:30 a.m. – Lunch provided.
Pre-event registration is suggested for lunch head count. For more information about
the field day, contact the Northeast Research and Extension Center at 870-526-2199.
The station is located at 1241 W. County Road 780 in Keiser.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com