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News - August 2022


Date Article
Aug. 10, 2022

New poultry science faculty member focuses on intestinal health research

FAYETTEVILLE — Intestinal health is a major concern in the poultry industry to mitigate disease and avoid drug resistance.

Aug. 10, 2022

Why Pythium-resistant spinach and arugula is such a big deal

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Pythium is a dirty word for farmers in hydroponics, from the tropics to the arctic and outer space.

Aug. 10, 2022

Pest management through plant defenses a focus of new Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station entomologist

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Plants naturally equip themselves with defenses against insect herbivores. Understanding how those defenses work can reveal alternative approaches to pest management. Rupesh Kariyat, associate professor of crop entomology with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, researches the principles of those defenses to find innovative pest management strategies.

Aug. 9, 2022

Arkansas 4-H awards college scholarships, sponsorships to outstanding youth

LITTLE ROCK — Years of detailed project work, community service and leadership efforts have paid off for 32 4-H members in the form of college scholarships. 

Aug. 9, 2022

Hundreds gather for first in-person Rice Field Day in Stuttgart since COVID-19 lockdown

STUTTGART, Ark. — Hundreds gained new insights into weed control, irrigation technology, precision agriculture and soil health at the 2022 Rice Field Day on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Rice Research & Extension Center.

Aug. 8, 2022

Division of Agriculture to partner with USDA on $10 million tax education effort for farmers, ranchers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are teaming up to provide taxpayer education to farmers and ranchers. The partnership aims to provide resources for educators and tax professionals who work with rural and agricultural clients as well.

Aug. 5, 2022

Grown Up U podcast partners with GetREAL independent living program for youth in Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. — A new partnership between the Cooperative Extension Service’s Grown Up U: Facts for Success podcast and the GetREAL independent living program in Fort Smith will provide Arkansans aging out of the foster care system with advice to help develop important life skills. 

Aug. 5, 2022

Bowery Farming collaborates with Arkansas scientists to develop super spinach

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Bowery Farming, the national vertical-farming giant, has a new agreement with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture to support research for developing spinach varieties that are bred for high-quality indoor production and to thrive in Bowery’s proprietary growing system.

Aug. 4, 2022

Logging brothers keep the faith amid industry challenges

MONTICELLO, Arkansas — Hard work, faith and a used chicken truck turned out to be a solid foundation for Reggie and Chris Goodman’s logging business.

Aug. 3, 2022

Last weekend’s rain was helpful to Arkansas farmers, ranchers, but more wouldn’t hurt

LITTLE ROCK — Rain that fell in the last weekend of July was helpful, but more rain would be welcome by farmers and ranchers to revive pastures and to help soybeans fill pods and rice fill grain heads.

Aug. 2, 20221

Buffalo River Watershed Enhancement Project encouraging landowners to develop ponds

LITTLE ROCK — Farmers and ranchers living in the Buffalo River Watershed should consider pond construction as insurance against drought and to ensure a high-quality water supply for livestock and crops.

Aug. 1, 2022

Cooperative Extension Service to recruit volunteer Health Ambassadors in six counties

LITTLE ROCK — A new Cooperative Extension Service project is seeking to improve the health of rural counties by recruiting local volunteers, who will receive training and deliver extension health programming to their communities.