UACES Facebook Upcoming: Northeast Research and Extension Center to hold field day Aug. 15
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Upcoming: Northeast Research and Extension Center to hold field day Aug. 15

U of A System Division of Agriculture
Aug. 13, 2018

Fast facts:

  • Northeast Research and Extension field day held August 15 in Keiser
  • Topics include hybrid rice, row rice and weed and insect control
  • Registration begins at 8:30 

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KEISER, Ark. – The Northeast Research and Extension center will host its annual field day Wednesday, August 15 in Keiser, Arkansas. 

2018 Field Day flier

Experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will discuss a variety of topics to update the public on current research and recommendations from the Cooperative Extension Service. 

Tour stops will include: 

  • Eshan Shakiba, rice breeder: Hybrid rice program
  • Jarrod Hardke, rice agronomist: Row rice
  • Tom Barber, weed scientist: Weed control
  • Glen Studebaker, entomologist: Insect control 

The field day will be held at 1241 W. County Road, 780 in Keiser. Registration begins at 8:30 and the tour departs at 9:00. Lunch will be served at 11:30. 

Tom Barber, extension weed scientist for the Division of Agriculture, said attendees should expect updates on the latest research and technology in many popular Arkansas crops. 

“Weed control is always an important aspect of agriculture in Arkansas and elsewhere,” Barber said. “I’m going to be discussing new technologies in soybeans and cotton, and future equipment opportunities in those crops, including the ‘See & Spray’ from Blue River Technology.” 

To learn more about field days throughout the state, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit

The Northeast Research & Extension Center is located at 1241 West County Road 780, Keiser, AR. To contact the center, call 870-526-2199.

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 Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the Mississippi county extension offices as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126