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Early planting surges ahead, even as rain makes for slow work in some parts of state
LITTLE ROCK — Even as the rains of late winter and early spring still kept field work
at a standstill through some parts of Arkansas, corn and rice growers around the state
managed to make headway, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National
Agricultural Statistics Service.
Arkansas Foundation Seed Program helps feed the world
STUTTGART — Arkansas continues to lay claim as the nation’s rice production leader,
but agricultural researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of are
always working to improve the crop.
Arkansas honey production jumps 35 percent in one year
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas honey production leapt by 35 percent in 2017, reaching
about 2.2 million pounds, a figure not seen in the state in at least a decade.
Horticultural field day to focus on healthy plants, healthy diets
HOPE, Ark. – The 2018 Horticultural Field Day is scheduled for May 17 at the Southwest
Research and Extension Center in Hope. The day-long event will include a symposium
of experts speaking on subjects from blackberry breeding and watermelon production
to pest management and disease identification.
NASS ‘Prospective Plantings’ report forecasts acreage gains for rice, corn, cotton,
sorghum, soybeans; peanuts flat
LITTLE ROCK – Rice is expected to pick up 170,000 acres for the 2018 growing season
in Arkansas, but continued rain here and drought in South America may shift that forecast
in favor of soybeans, say extension agronomists and an economist for the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Switchgrass may offer potential for native grass in pastures
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The unrealized promise of a biomass industry aside, switchgrass
offers many advantages for land owners thinking about adding a native grass to their
pastures, said Dirk Philipp, forage researcher and associate professor of animal science
for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Options available when missing early weed control window in bermudagrass pastures
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The optimum window for weed control in bermudagrass pastures
is January through March, but if you’ve missed that window, there are options available.
It’s a garden. It’s a water filter. It’s a bioswale!
SPRINGDALE, Ark. – It might look like any other garden with mulch, stones and plants,
but the bioswale at Springdale’s Recycling Drop-Off Center has secret powers: it acts
like a sponge to reduce stormwater runoff and help keep stormwater clean.
Mobile app helps growers identify corn ear rot, mycotoxins
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — “Mycotoxins,” a mobile app developed by the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture can help corn growers spot dangerous mycotoxin issues
and learn what to do about them.
Batesville Station hosts weaning, stocker health workshop April 17
BATESVILLE, Ark. – Calf health, weaning strategies and the Beef Quality Assurance
program are among the topics on the agenda for the April 17 Weaning and Stocker Health
Workshop at the Livestock and Forestry Research Station in Batesville, part of the
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Pesticide drift litigation, ethics among hot topics at 5th annual ag/environmental law conference June 7-8
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Litigating pesticide drift issues, ethics for ag practitioners
and ag tax for farmers and agribusinesses are among the hot topics on the agenda for
the fifth annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, set for
June 7-8 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Biodegradable plastic, biofuels among 2018 Soybean Science Challenge regional winners’
LITTLE ROCK – Biodegradable plastic, biocontrol of aphids, biofuels and the relationship
between hybridization and chloride uptake were this year’s winning Arkansas Soybean
Science Challenge projects at four regional science fairs.
Alumnus returns to lead Arkansas soybean breeding program
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Leandro Mozzoni returned to the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture with the goal of accelerating the Arkansas soybean breeding
Division of Ag rolls out first of cover crop infographic series
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – As spring planting approaches, so is the time to deal with winter
cover crops. This spring, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
is rolling out a series of infographics to help cover crop users with their decision-making.
Siebenmorgen receives Distinguished Service Award for contributions to rice industry
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Terry Siebenmorgen, director of the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture’s Rice Processing Program, received the Rice Technical Working
Group Distinguished Service Award at the organization’s biennial meeting last month
in Long Beach, Calif.
Homemade remote-controlled submersibles battle it out in 4-H SeaPerch Challenge on
LITTLE ROCK – Fifteen 4-H teams from six counties across Arkansas will be engaging
in an underwater battle of sorts on March 31 as part of the SeaPerch Challenge to
be contested in the pool at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center.
Pocket-sized ‘Profile’ gives big picture of Arkansas agriculture
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A pocket-sized guide that provides the big picture of Arkansas’
largest industry is now available online.
As grasslands remain saturated, pasture managers face shrinking options for winter
PERRY COUNTY, Ark. — Even as southeasterly winds have managed to dry the grasslands
in Perry County, Cooperative Extension Service agent Kevin Lawson knows that one dry
week is not the last word in this wet winter.
Bob Scott named director of Rice Research and Extension Center
STUTTGART, Ark. — Dr. Bob Scott, extension weed scientist since 2002, will become
director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Rice Research
and Extension Center near Stuttgart on April 1.
Meetings set to discuss forming blackberry growers association
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will
hold a series of meetings around the state to present information about developing
an Arkansas blackberry growers association.
Extension beekeeping expert recognized by apiary society
LITTLE ROCK – Jon Zawislak, extension entomologist and apiary expert for the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will receive the Roger A. Morse Award
at the annual conference of the Eastern Apicultural Society this year.
Heavy rains impacting critical window for burndown, fertilization in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK – The steady and significant rainfall experienced by much of Arkansas
in late February and early March is tightening a critical window for fertilizing winter
wheat in northern Arkansas counties, and delaying herbicide “burndown” operations
in others, agricultural agents and other experts with the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture said this week.
Before heading to the field, take the time to make sure your equipment’s up to the
task at hand
LITTLE ROCK – As winter begins its bumpy transition to spring throughout Arkansas,
many producers are readying to prep their fields for planting season.
Division of Ag analysis: Retaliatory tariffs on ag could mean a $383M economic hit
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – If trade partners inflict a 25 percent retaliatory tariff on
U.S. soy, rice, corn, and grain sorghum, Arkansas could take a $383 million hit in
overall value-added to its economy, according to an analysis released Thursday by
economists with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Breathe it in: Division of Ag releases second aromatic rice variety
STUTTGART, Ark. — ARoma 17, a new aromatic long-grain rice from the University of
Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, offers exceptional rough rice yields with
good milling yields.
Beef Quiz Bowl: More than a contest; it’s career preparation
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It may look like a contest, by the Arkansas Beef Quiz Bowl does
more than just send teams home with something more than a trophy. Competitors earn
preparation for a career.
Pecan grafting workshop rescheduled for April 14
BEEBE, Ark. – The semi-annual pecan grafting workshop, which is offered every other
year by the White County Cooperative Extension Service, has been rescheduled for Saturday,
April 14, 2018.
U Arkansas livestock team return as reserve champions from Dixie National Livestock
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The eight-member University of Arkansas Livestock Judging team
won overall reserve championship team honors at the Dixie National Livestock Show,
the largest pro rodeo east of the Mississippi.
Tax refund? Don’t be tempted to go on a shopping spree
LITTLE ROCK – Eager to spend that tax refund on something? Laura Hendrix, associate
professor-personal finance and consumer economics, for the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture, has two words for you: Stop. Wait.
Batesville 4H member collects hundreds of stuffed animals for local hospital patients
BATESVILLE, Ark. – Anyone who’s ever taken the 4H pledge knows the value — and the
pervasiveness — of community service projects. The very fabric of the organization
is woven by strengthening surrounding communities through involvement, good works
and sincere efforts. And while most 4H community service projects last a few months
to a single school year, others unfold over a much longer period of time