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Cartwright named director of Arkansas Extension Service
LITTLE ROCK – Rick Cartwright has been named director for the Cooperative Extension
Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
Arkansas native returns home to join RREC as entomologist
STUTTGART, Ark. — Arkansas’ crop farmers just got a little more help in their annual
struggles against hungry insects.
Division of Agriculture provides assistance, input in Berryville’s economic development
BERRYVILLE, Ark. — A northwest Arkansas community whose town hall fronted by has a
classic Southern gallery and porch is taking steps toward a goal of economic growth
that also preserves the qualities cherished by its residents.
Extension faculty win at Poultry Science Association Meeting
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Members of the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science with
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture received awards at the 106th
Annual Poultry Science Association Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
Newport grower benefits from MarketMaker, farm-to-school and FSA programs
NEWPORT, Ark. — Anyone familiar with modern farming techniques can tell you that many
growers are eager to incorporate the latest available technologies into their operations
in an effort to increase productivity and profit.
Dicamba tops Aug. 8 field day at NE Research & Extension Center
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, an event that
will be capped by guest speaker U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford.
Ex-U.S. Rep Stenholm to talk Farm Bill as Rice Expo keynote speaker
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The developing 2018 Farm Bill will be front and center as a co-author
of past bills takes the stage Aug. 4 at the Arkansas Rice Expo in Stuttgart.
July 27 webinar offers update on rice prices, Arkansas crop update
Application window for Greening of Arkansas grants now open
LITTLE ROCK – The grant application window is now open for communities hoping to
beautify a local public space through the 2018 Greening of Arkansas grant program.
Scientists investigate intersection of salt, insect stress in soybeans
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Studying plant stresses under controlled conditions in a laboratory
or greenhouse is one thing. But what happens when those plants get to the field where
environmental stresses are unleashed?
Morawicki Speaks on Sustainability, Food Waste at International Event
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Ruben Morawicki, an associate professor of food science with
the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and U of A’s Dale Bumpers
College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, recently presented speeches on food
sustainability and food waste in Japan.
Tastemakers: 2017 Rice Expo Recipe Contest judges
LITTLE ROCK – The sixth annual Arkansas Rice Expo Rice Recipe contest will see two
returning judges and one new addition to the lineup during the Aug. 4 competition.
Drone use in ag highlights Aug. 17 Pine Tree Field Day
COLT, Ark – Unmanned aerial vehicles – more popularly known as drones – have great
potential as workhorses in agriculture. Their use is among the demonstrations scheduled
for the Aug. 17 Pine Tree Field Day.
Statement on dicamba from the U of A System Division of Agriculture
Rohwer Research Station sets agricultural field day Thursday (July 20)
ROHWER, Ark. — A University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture field day Thursday
(July 20) will demonstrate research findings and new technology for corn and grain
sorghum, soybeans, rice and cotton production.
Arkansas wheat production looking stronger in 2017
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas wheat production is experiencing a slight uptick from its long-term
low, according to a July 12 crop production report from the U.S Department of Agriculture’s
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The forecast for state’s 2017 winter
wheat production jumped to 7.17 million bushels — 18 percent higher than the June
forecast and 15 percent above last year’s actual production. The report also forecast
a yield of 55 bushels per acre, with about 130,000 acres for harvest.
After more than a decade of stormwater education, Extension takes lead in addressing
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – By now, producers across Arkansas, particularly in the northeastern
counties of the state, are familiar with the efforts of the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension Service to help farmers
and ranchers prepare for, attenuate and recover from the effects of seasonal rainfall
and out-and-out flooding.
Former plant pathology department head celebrates 100th birthday
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Joseph P. Fulton, retired professor and former head of the department
of plant pathology for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture,
celebrated his 100th birthday July 14 with family, colleagues and friends.
Four finalists named for Arkansas 4-H Governor’s Award
LITTLE ROCK – Youth from Benton, Izard, Washington and White counties have been named
finalists for the Governor’s Award, the highest honor bestowed on a 4-H member in
Miss America, Fred Grooms to speak at 2017 Arkansas 4-H State-O-Rama
LITTLE ROCK – Miss America, Savvy Shields, and motivational speaker Fred Grooms will
be inspiring youth at O-Rama, three days of state-level competitive events for Arkansas
Kirkpatrick appointed interim department head of entomology, plant pathology
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Terry L. Kirkpatrick, professor of plant pathology for the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has been appointed interim head of the
University of Arkansas’ departments of entomology and plant pathology.
Arkansas Plant Health Clinic: Saving producers money, headaches
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — No one wants to let go of a beloved member of the family any
sooner than they have to — even if that member has woody roots, seasonal fruits or
flowers that bloom in spring. The Arkansas Plant Health Clinic is here to help.
Health tips in Arkansas: What the Division of Agriculture is doing for nutrition education
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In a state with some of the highest rates of diabetes and obesity
in the nation, health educators — including those with the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture — know they’ve got their work cut out for them.
AWRC conference to address water in agriculture
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Agricultural uses of water will be a central topic of discussion
at this year’s Arkansas Water Resources Center conference.
Joint Ag Committee recommends in favor of proposed dicamba use/sale ban; ALC executive
subcommittee votes to take no action
LITTLE ROCK – A proposed emergency rule that places a ban on the use and sale of dicamba
in Arkansas and expedites increased penalties for infractions is set to go into effect
July 11, following actions by two legislative committees on Friday.
Researcher aims to help difficult relationship between golf, earthworms
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Anglers love earthworms. Gardeners love earthworms. Golf course
superintendents and golfers, not so much.
Extension educators ready new crop of agents to serve their counties
JONESBORO, Ark. – As summer in Arkansas hits full speed and growers begin to turn
their thoughts from planting and look ahead toward harvest, the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service is focused on readying
new agents to best serve the needs of constituents in their respective counties.
Roberts earns Early Career Award from Soil Science Society
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Trent Roberts, an Assistant Professor of Soil Fertility and Soil
Testing with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the U of
A's Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, has received the
Early Career Award from the Soil Science Society of America.
Baum named chair of APS Nutrition Physiology Research Interest Group
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Jamie I. Baum, assistant professor of nutrition for the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has been named chair of the of the Nutrition
Physiology Research Interest Group for the American Physiological Society.
Legislative committee defers dicamba decision to Friday
LITTLE ROCK – The executive subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council on Wednesday
deferred a decision on the proposed ban on the sale and use of dicamba until Friday.
Soybeans, cotton up, rice down in USDA acreage report
LITTLE ROCK – After a tumultuous spring of heavy rains and flooding, Arkansas soybeans
and cotton returned to acreage numbers not seen in the state in several years, while
rice acreage — and its estimate harvest — dropped by nearly a third from last year,
according to a crop acreage report published Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.