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May 31, 2018

Division of Agriculture to hold crop pest scouting schools at McGehee, June 4, Jonesboro, June 7

LITTLE ROCK – Extension specialists and county agents with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will be presenting two insect and disease scouting schools, the first at McGehee on June 4, and the second in Jonesboro on June 7.

May 25, 2018

Meullenet to lead Agricultural Experiment Station for UofA System Division of Agriculture

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark – Jean-François Meullenet has been appointed director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, effective June 1.

May 25, 2018

Turfgrass field day yields unique opportunities for exploration of innovative ideas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will showcase the latest innovations and methods in turfgrass management during its annual Turfgrass Field Day on July 25.

May 25, 2018

White County wins 2018 Arkansas 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest

LITTLE ROCK— The White County senior 4-H team is this year’s state champion in the Arkansas State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest.

May 25, 2018

Annie’s Project helps women succeed in agriculture

MALVERN, Ark. – Exploring the move from hobby farm to farm-for-profit is what drew Angela Berryhill to Annie’s Project.

May 25, 2018

Horticulture Field Day teaches key points for fruit production in Arkansas

HOPE, Ark. – Home gardeners in southwest Arkansas found out how duct tape’s famous versatility extends even to their backyard at the 2018 Horticulture Field Day at the Southwest Research and Extension Center.

May 25, 2018

USDA, Extension agronomists report good conditions for most Ark crops

LITTLE ROCK – Warm, dry weather had benefits for some Arkansas farmers; with 94 percent of corn and 95 percent or rice rated fair to excellent condition, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

May 25, 2018

Hendrix earns group facilitation certificate

LITTLE ROCK — Laura Hendrix, assistant professor of family and consumer economics for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is among the graduates from the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium’s first 2018 class for its Certified Group Facilitator Program.

May 24, 2018

APAC: End of federal fiscal year begins short window of opportunity for Arkansas businesses

LITTLE ROCK – The June 30 close of the federal fiscal year will open a brief window of opportunity for Arkansas businesses, according to the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center.

May 23, 2018

Arkansas wildlife ecologist deploys bear hair snares to study black bear populations

MONTICELLO, Ark. — Once common throughout the bottomland hardwood forests of eastern Arkansas and neighboring states, the native black bear was nearly eradicated by the early decades of the 20th century.

May 23, 2018

The parents’ guide to summer survival

LITTLE ROCK – For parents and students, May is usually a flurry of awards ceremonies, final club meetings and teacher gifts that ending with the reward of a three-month break. However, summer vacation can cause its own difficulties for parents.

May 22, 2018

Ark Food Innovation Center project aims to help reduce waste, increase slow-month sales for farmers market vendors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – “Waste not, want not,” is at the heart of a project by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture aimed at turning farmers market surplus into foods that can mean sales for farmers and vendors during slow months

May 21, 2018

Two-thirds of Arkansas’ counties lost population: What are the consequences?

LITTLE ROCK – Two-thirds of Arkansas’ counties lost population between 2012 and 2017 and 89 percent of Arkansas’ counties lagged behind the national growth rate, according to the latest Census.

May 18, 2018

‘GoGREEN’ program tags calves raised with best management practices

LITTLE ROCK – Cattle buyers looking for the best Arkansas livestock may need to look no further than the green ear tag awarded as part of the Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program.

May 18, 2018

Rare bird shows up in goose hunters’ harvest

MONTICELLO, Ark. – When Hunter Stafford and Chase Milligan examined their take following some January goose hunting in Lincoln County, they noticed something wasn’t quite right with one of the birds.

May 18, 2018

Native warm season grasses a good dry-season forage option, but require planning to use

LITTLE ROCK – Some ranchers seeking solutions for dry-season forage production are turning to native warm season grasses, but using these grasses takes careful planning. 

May 18, 2018 

Bloat in cattle – How real is the risk?

LITTLE ROCK – Bloat in cattle is a seasonal problem for producers which can be caused by grazing forage such as certain legumes and to a lesser extent by the fresh growth of winter annual cereals and leafy forages such as turnips.

May 18, 2018

Summer prep for poultry houses: Focus on cooling systems

LITTLE ROCK – Summer in the South is hard on people and harder on poultry, which is why poultry producers should be focusing on their cooling systems as temperatures climb, say poultry experts for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and Mississippi State.

May 16, 2018

Annual ryegrass difficult to control in pastures when it’s not wanted

FAYETTEVILLE — Annual ryegrass in the pasture — if you love it, keep it. If you hate it … well, that may be a problem.

May 11, 2018 

Verma inducted as fellow of International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Lalit Verma, professor and head of the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas and the U of A System Division of Agriculture has been inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

May 11, 2018

Norsworthy, nationally-recognized U of A weed scientist, shepherds next generation to the fore

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —  For many staff and faculty within the U of A System’s Division of Agriculture, most work days begin at 8 a.m. But when you’re riding herd over more than a dozen graduate and post-doctoral students at one of the country’s most sought-after weed science programs, you’re going to want to go ahead and give yourself a two-hour head start.

May 11, 2018

Volunteers sought for Bayou Bartholomew cleanup

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The world’s longest bayou could use a little help on Saturday, May 26, from litter-removing volunteers to help keep the waterway from suffering a similar fate as that part of the Pacific Ocean known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

 May 11, 2018

Cooperative Extension Service offers Arkansans online help for ‘Navigating Life’

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is offering an easy way to obtain tips relating from everything from substance abuse to sleep deprivation and everything in between. A program called Navigating Life enables people — everyone is eligible — to sign up for regular email updates filled with useful information giving keys on how to best make it through life’s sometimes rocky journey.

May 11, 2018

National Agricultural Law Center hosts conference on emerging agricultural technologies

LITTLE ROCK — The National Agricultural Law Center and the National Association of Attorneys General will host a two-day conference in August to examine the legal policy issues associated with emerging agricultural technologies.

May 4, 2018

Community development conference speaker to describe six key elements of ‘turn-around’ communities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Community and economic development often requires hard work, creativity and investments of both time and money. But focusing those efforts in logical, pragmatic ways is often fundamental to conquering even the most herculean of tasks.

May 4, 2018

Division entomologist clears up myths about chiggers and ticks

FAYETTEVILLE —In the new edition of Short Talks From the Hill, a podcast from the University of Arkansas, Ashley Dowling explains exactly what happens when chiggers bite us.

May 2, 2018

Soybean College returning to Newport, online registration now open

NEWPORT, Ark. – Producers, consultants and other industry professionals are invited to attend the 2018 Soybean College, where experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will be on hand to discuss the latest research findings and recommendations in soybean production.

May 1, 2018

Stored forage workshop set for May 8 at Livestock and Forestry Research Station

BATESVILLE — A stored forage workshop May 8 will highlight the latest University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture research for hay production, storage and nutrition.