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Arkansas corn growers facing ‘most challenging season since 2007’
DE VALLS BLUFF, Ark. – Along with the state’s other major commodities, Arkansas corn
growers are fighting an uphill — if not upriver — battle to get seed in the ground
and establish a stand, as the last days of “early planting” roll by.
NSF Career award supports plant pathologist’s protein research, teaching program
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Plant pathologist Clemencia M. Rojas received a $900,000 National
Science Foundation Career Award that will help support her investigation of the biological
warfare waged between plants and pathogenic bacteria.
May 22-23 conference to help ag professionals, academics understand latest Farm Bill
UNDATED – The nation’s Extension Risk Management Education Centers are hosting a workshop
May 22-23 to help agriculture industry professionals and academics get up to speed
on the latest Farm Bill, so they can help their clients.
Endangered Species Act on agenda for at Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Environmental regulations provide both protections and challenges
— protections for natural resources and the people and animals who depend on them;
compliance challenges for many landowners. At the Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental
Law Conference, Jim Noles, founding partner at Barze Taylor Noles Lowther, LLC, will
address how attorneys, lenders and landowners can best navigate related regulatory
One of Arkansas’ largest volunteer organization celebrates achievements with gubernatorial
proclamation for EHC month
LITTLE ROCK – One of the state’s largest volunteer organizations will celebrate more
than a century of achievements with a gubernatorial proclamation of May as Extension
April 29 webinar: Growing industrial hemp in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is hosting
an April 29 webinar that will parse the legalities of industrial hemp production in
Division of Ag’s Blueberry School to appeal to novices and experts alike
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. – The upcoming Blueberry School, a three-date educational event
organized by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will cover
everything from the first-day-in-the-field fundamentals to the latest in research-based
recommendations, said Amanda McWhirt, extension commercial horticulture specialist
for the Division of Agriculture.
While soybeans suffered in the 2018 market, Arkansas rice crop value soared
LITTLE ROCK – The value of the state’s No. 1 crop fell by 15 percent in 2018 as the
effects of an ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China took hold
through the summer.
Rural Innovation Director to Address Breakthrough Solutions Conference in June
LITTLE ROCK – Matt Dunne, founder and executive director of the Center for Rural Innovation
in Hartland, Vermont, will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Breakthrough Solutions
Conference, scheduled for June 26 at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension
Service headquarters in Little Rock.
Cattle preconditioning helps improve odds for return on investment
BATESVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas cattle producers looking to improve their return on investment
should consider preconditioning calves before taking them to market, extension specialists
told attendees at the Livestock and Forestry Station field day on Tuesday.
Baleage, economics, pasture applications on agenda for May 7 stored forage workshop
BATESVILLE, Ark. – Ranchers looking to sharpen their pasture and baleage management
tactics can learn how on May 7 at the stored forage workshop being hosted by the Livestock
and Forestry Research Station near Batesville.
Arkansas entomology student earns $15,000 PEO Scholar Award
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Three years of dedication, academic excellence and ambition have
earned University of Arkansas entomology graduate student Hillary Fischer the $15,000
Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization.
Cattle genetics expert hosts AI programs April 25-26, June 27-28
HOPE, Ark. – Cattle producers wanting to improve their stock through artificial insemination
will have the opportunity to take part in a comprehensive, hands-on training program
to be held April 25-26 and June 27-28.
2 Arkansas Clearfield rice varieties will be available from Horizon Ag in 2020
STUTTGART, Ark. — Two new high-yield, Clearfield®rice varieties developed by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
will be widely available from Horizon Ag in 2020.
4-H Center’s Holiday Helpings program returns for Easter
LITTLE ROCK – The C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center is offering families a chance to
take the cooking stress out of the Easter holiday weekend with the return of the Holiday
Arkansas Pecan Growers Association hosts annual education meeting May 4 in Lonoke
LITTLE ROCK – Pecan scab, pruning and marketing are all on the agenda for the Arkansas
Pecan Growers Association’s annual education meeting on May 4 in Lonoke.
Faulkner Co. Roundup gets second-graders face to face with ag
CONWAY, Ark. – The hives, hooves, horns and plants of the 2019 Farm Round Up will
bring agriculture up close and personal for the more than 1,150 second graders registered
to take part in the April 17-18 event.
Star City junior wins state championship in Soybean Science Challenge
CONWAY, Ark. — A Star City junior won the Soybean Science Challenge state championship
at the 2019 State Soybean Science Challenge award at the Southwestern Energy Arkansas
State Science and Engineering Fair at Central Arkansas University in Conway, March
Arkansas rice production bounced back in 2018
LITTLE ROCK — After a bruising 2017, in which substantial spring flooding cost growers
in the state an estimated $175 million in lost production and damaged acreage, rice
growers saw higher production in 2018 than in any of the three previous years, according
to an April 4 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
With 2019’s rough weather behind them, Arkansas Flower and Garden Show board members
begin thinking about 2020: A Garden Odyssey
LITTLE ROCK – After nearly three decades, the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show has
seen its share of of highs and lows. And while the freezing rain of early March dealt
both attendees and organizers a tough hand in 2019, it hasn’t deterred board members
from looking forward to what’s expected to be a landmark year for the show in 2020.
Watermelon, cover crop demonstrations scheduled for Alma, Hope
LITTLE ROCK – Watermelon growers interested in use of cover crops and seedless varieties
will be able to see relevant University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
research in action at two field days in May.
Salem junior takes Soybean Science Challenge Award award at ASU Science Fair
JONESBORO, Ark. — A Salem High School junior has won the Soybean Science Challenge
at the 2019 Northeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair, held at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro,
on March 8.
Horticultural field day to help growers succeed with produce, identify common pests
HOPE, Ark. – The 2019 Horticultural Field Day is scheduled for May 16 at the Southwest
Research and Extension Center in Hope. The day-long event will include a symposium
of experts speaking on subjects ranging from blackberry, blueberry and muscadine production
to identifying and managing troublesome pests, including root-knot nematodes and common
U of A poultry science expert recognized by national Research Chefs Association
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A professor and poultry expert with the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture has been named a recipient of the 2019 President’s
Award from the Research Chefs Association, a national professional association dedicated
to culinary arts and the science of food.