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Division of Ag researchers among U of A faculty honored by student groups
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Two University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture researchers
are among eight U of A faculty named Outstanding Faculty Members of the Year by the
Associated Student Government and the Graduate Professional Student Congress.
Entomology graduate student investigates ecosystem impacts of adding pollinator-friendly
native plants to pastures, agricultural fields
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Many wild bee populations are decreasing throughout their ranges,
including in Arkansas. But Olivia Kline, an entomology Ph.D. student at the University
of Arkansas, is investigating a way Arkansas farmers can give the bees a boost.
Division of Agriculture staffers earn honors in national communications contest
PURCELLVILLE, Va. — University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture employees
earned honors from the National Federation of Press Women national communication contest,
including first place for news or feature release.
Wetland, wildfowl certificate program draws first class from four states
MONTICELLO, Ark. — Brandon Bennett knew from his earliest days what he wanted to do
with his life.
July 15: Virtual field trip explores sustainability in the poultry industry
LITTLE ROCK — Join researchers and industry personnel on July 15 as they provide an
overview of current and future efforts to build sustainability into the nation’s poultry
Division of Agriculture preliminary estimate: Floods, storms cause more than $200
million in crop damage in southeastern Arkansas
DUMAS, Ark. — Farmers in five counties in southeastern Arkansas suffered more than
$200 million in direct losses to major crops after the major flooding and storm event
in early June, according to a preliminary estimate by experts with the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture said Monday.
In-person and online field days display Division of Agriculture research and extension
programs to promote sustainable agriculture
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will
present a series of online and in-person field days this summer that will display
key research and extension programs. The series will kick off with a Cotton Sustainability
Field Day in July.
Cooperative Extension Service to lead education effort regarding new FDA guidance
on antimicrobial drugs for livestock
LITTLE ROCK — The Cooperative Extension Service will lead education and outreach efforts
over the next 18 months concerning new guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
regarding the sale and use of antimicrobial drugs used in veterinary applications.
Post-flood crop management meeting set for June 21in Dumas
ROHWER, Ark. — Farmers who suffered flooding and other damage from heavy rain and
winds last week will be able to get their post-flood production questions answered
by University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture agronomists and specialists
at a meeting June 21at the Dumas Community Center.
Invasive plant removal field day aims to help Arkansans identify, control problem
LITTLE ROCK — Every now and again, the constant gardener is going to come across a
plant that just doesn’t quite belong. Invasive plants, from Kudzu to Chinese Privet,
are the bane of nearly every landscape, yard and garden in the Natural State — or
at least, they’re giving it their best shot.
Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Stations report National Weather Service data
ROHWER, Ark. — The Rohwer Research Station in Desha County is known for hosting row
crop variety trials as well as pest management and soil fertility experiments. This
week it earned a bit of notoriety in another field: weather.
End of an era: Arkansas Flower and Garden Show leaves three-decade legacy
LITTLE ROCK — For nearly three decades, the spectacular gardens and rich educational
sessions at Arkansas Flower and Garden Show provided both a reprieve from winter and
an inspiration to gardeners for the spring to come.
Governor declares state of emergency as rain, flooding continue in southeastern Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson declared a state of emergency on Thursday
in response to the record rainfall and flooding in the southeastern area of the state.
Robotic berry picker, herbicide research among topics at Summer Blackberry Tour
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. — Do robots dream of electric blackberries?Doubtful. But they may one day pick fresh blackberries for the rest of us if Renee
Threlfall’s graduate students have anything to say about it.
Parts of Arkansas receive double-digit rainfall; flooding comes at critical time for
MCGEHEE, Ark. — Desha County, along with most of the Delta Region and more than two-thirds
of the counties in Arkansas, received extraordinary amounts of rain over the weekend
and well into this week, continuing through Wednesday morning.
Entomologist rescues wayward bee colony from grocery parking lot
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Bees, like teenagers, don’t always make the best decisions. So,
when honeybees built a new colony in a large retail parking lot in Fayetteville, they
were lucky that Neel Joshi happened by on his way to the grocery.
Two ‘Blackberry Days’ set in June to celebrate Arkansas-grown berries
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas farmers markets and pick-your-own farms will be joining in
the blackberry month celebration with blackberry days on two consecutive Saturdays
First box of Bradley County tomatoes delivered to extension office
WARREN, Ark. — The 2021 season for one of Arkansas’ favorite summer treats is off
and running now that the first box of tomatoes has been delivered to the Bradley County
Cooperative Extension Service office.
Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center satellite office now open in Newport
NEWPORT, Ark. — The Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center’s third office
is open to help small and local businesses expand and help create a stronger economic
base in northeastern Arkansas.
First Arkansas Quality Wine competition shows breadth of styles, grapes
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — If there’s a phrase to sum up the first Arkansas Quality Wine
competition, it would be “our cup runneth over.”
Cotton sustainability field day set for July 30 at Judd Hill Foundation
NEWPORT, Ark. — The July 30 field day at the Judd Hill Foundation will explore various
facets of sustainable cotton production, including soil health, water use and greenhouse
Gov. Hutchinson proclaims June blackberry month
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ governor has given the humble blackberry its own month.
Food science students design gummy treats to promote healthier snacking
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Food science students in Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural,
Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas developed a new recipe for gummy
treats in an effort to promote healthier snacking.
Variety being tested in Arkansas is coming up with some ‘berry’ big results
KIBLER, Ark. — There’s no trophy, but an informal competition between two Arkansas
agricultural research stations does come with a little bit of bragging rights for
the biggest berry.
Student hits home run with vet school
MONTICELLO, Ark. — Hayley McGhee of Olathe, Kansas, may have hit a home run by attending
the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural
Resources — but not before laying down a sacrifice bunt.
Master Gardeners virtual auction offers gardening supplies and more
LITTLE ROCK — You don’t need a green thumb to attend the Arkansas Master Gardeners
auction this year. It’s online, open to all, and free to attend.