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Oct. 20, 2021

Pickings slim in this year’s giant pumpkin, watermelon contest

LITTLE ROCK — This year’s 4-H Biggest Pumpkin and Watermelon Contest entries were a little on the lighter side but still managed to survive a growing season beset with rain, flooding and even drought.

Oct. 19, 2021

Beef and Forages Field Day set Oct. 29 at Southwest Research and Extension Center

HOPE, Ark. — Ways to improve cattle health and reproduction are features of a Beef and Forages Field Day at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope.

Oct. 15, 2021

Management of native grasses doesn’t stop during winter

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — For all things, there is a season. For a few things — managing native perennial warm season grasses, for example — there’s every season.

Oct. 15, 2021

‘Closed canopy’ approach to pasture management a reliable defense against unpredictable weather

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — From record summer high temperatures to record winter lows and record 48-hour rain events in between, the unusual has increasingly become the norm in Arkansas’ weather.

Oct. 15, 2021

2021 issue of Discovery Journal highlights undergraduate student research

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Student scientists at the University of Arkansas saw their work featured in the 2021 edition of Discovery, the undergraduate research journal of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

Oct. 14, 2021

New crop, soil, and environmental sciences head aims to engage with students, stakeholders in first year

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Jeff Edwards plans to hit the ground running in his new role as head of the crop, soil, and environmental sciences department for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

Oct. 14, 2021

Arkansas Corn and Cotton Online Field Day set Oct. 28

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Corn and cotton are the topics for the next virtual field day presented by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Oct. 14, 2021

Arkansas grows 10 edible, ornamental pumpkins as part of 11-state Squash Hunger Trial

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A plethora of pumpkins at the Milo J. Shult Agricultural Research and Extension Center is part of the 11-state Squash Hunger Trial.

Oct. 14, 2021

Division of Agriculture, Bumpers College faculty net $500K grant for study of impacts of perennial forage systems

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Two Arkansas researchers will be gauging consumer sentiment as well as evaluating any health and economic benefits of meat products from livestock raised on perennial forage systems.

Oct. 14, 2021

Greenhouse gas, cover crops research part of Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center’s 2021 virtual field tour

HARRISBURG, Ark. — A project to measure greenhouse gases and water use in furrow-irrigated rice, and the use of cover crops as a remediation tool in land leveling are just two of the presentations that are part of the Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center virtual field tour opening Oct. 18.

Oct. 13, 2021

Arkansas wines to shine at Nov. 4 tasting in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK  — The reds, whites and rosé wines that earned silver and gold medals during the first Arkansas Quality Wine competition this year will be the subjects of an open-to-the-public wine tasting Nov. 4 in Little Rock. 

Oct. 13, 2021

Little Rock’s Rusty Tractor Vineyards to host Arkansas grape growers conference Nov. 4

LITTLE ROCK — Using geographic information systems, improving vine quality, plus a public tasting of Arkansas wines, are on the agenda for the Nov. 4 Arkansas Association of Grape Growers conference to be hosted by Rusty Tractor Vineyards, 10 Rusty Tractor Lane, in Little Rock.

Oct. 8, 2021

Soil and soybean scientists work to get a handle on ‘dead man’s fingers’

For the past two years, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station researchers have worked in the lab and in the field to learn more about an emerging pathogen identified in 2014 as the prime culprit of soybean taproot decline — Xylaria necrophora.

Oct. 8, 2021

Five things to know about cover crops in Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The proper use of cover crops can produce several benefits for production systems in Arkansas including improved soil health, increased nitrogen, and additional weed control options, according to research done by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

Oct. 8, 2021

After a strong start to peanut harvest, rainfall taps brakes

LITTLE ROCK — In a year of stops and starts, the Arkansas peanut harvest is not immune.

Oct. 7, 2021

Food science doctoral candidate earns $10,000 MISA Foundation scholarship

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Tad Beekman, a University of Arkansas doctoral student in food science, is one of seven students nationally selected to receive a Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance Foundation scholarship for $10,000.

Oct. 7, 2021

Students praise program in waterfowl, land management offered through UAM, Division of Agriculture, Five Oaks

HUMPHREY, Ark. — It’s “everything I could imagine and more!” That’s how Katherine Allen described her first months as a student in a unique graduate certificate program in waterfowl habitat and recreational management.

Oct. 4, 2021

Benton County extension staff chair, former livestock specialist honored with Awards of Distinction

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.  — Benton County Extension Staff Chair Johnny Gunsaulis and former University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture livestock specialist Paul Beck were among four honored with Awards of Distinction by the department of animal science at the University of Arkansas.

Oct. 1, 2021

New guard llama settles in at Agricultural Experiment Station

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A new guard at the Milo J. Shult Agricultural Research and Extension Center is only 4 years old, but she stands over 6 feet tall and puts up with no drama. She is a llama.

Oct. 1, 2021 Cooperative Extension Service receives urban forestry grant
LITTLE ROCK — The Cooperative Extension Service will put an urban and community forestry grant to work showing the benefits of low-impact, permeable parking lots in several locations throughout Arkansas.