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Post-flood crop management meeting set for June 21 in Dumas

June 16, 2021/ Updated June 17, 2021 with livestream info

By Mary Hightower

U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts

  • Event to feature post-flood management
  • Program begins at 5 p.m.
  • RSVP by calling Larry or Tanya at 870-644-3101 

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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.

The meeting is being organized by Rohwer Research Station Director Larry Earnest. His research station and plots saw more than 19 inches of rain in 48 hours last week.

Tractor in flood water
FLOODING — Water rises around a tractor June 10, 2021, in Chicot County, Arkansas. (Image courtesy Clay Gibson.)

 

Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served. The Dumas Community Center is at 18 Belmont Street in Dumas.

If possible, participants are asked to RSVP by end of day Friday, June 18, for a head count. RSVP by calling the station at 870-644-3101 and contacting either Earnest at extension 222, or Tanya Hughes, extension 221.

Watch this event on Facebook Live on the University of Arkansas System Extension - UAEX Facebook page @arkansas.extension starting at 4:45 p.m.​​​

“Last week’s rains have been devastating for our farmers,” Earnest said. “They’ve got lots of questions. They want to know what to do next; what, if anything can be salvaged, and what role crop insurance may play in this situation.”

The agenda will include the following; all are with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture unless otherwise specified. 

  • Welcome — Larry Earnest, director Rohwer Research Station
  • Acres affected — Vic Ford, associate VP-ag/natural resources-extension
  • Cotton — Bill Robertson, extension cotton agronomist.
  • Soybeans — Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist
  • Corn — Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist
  • Rice — Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist
  • Soil fertility — Trent Roberts, associate professor – soil fertility/soil testing
  • Water management — Chris Henry, associate professor/extension engineer
  • Weeds — Tommy Butts, extension weed scientist
  • Insects — Extension entomologists Gus Lorenz, Ben Thrash and Nick Bateman.
  • Crop insurance — Adam Frazer, Delta Crop Insurance.

Following the speakers, the floor will be open for a question-and-answer period.

The Rohwer station is part of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the Division of Agriculture.

To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.uada.edu. To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. To learn more about the Division of Agriculture, visit https://uada.edu/.

Follow us on Twitter at @AgInArk, @AR_Extension or @ArkAgResearch.

 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 Rohwer Research Station at 870-644-3101 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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Media contact: Mary Hightower
mhightower@uada.edu 
501-671-2006

 

 

 

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