Welcome To The
Clark County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service
Serving Arkadelphia, Gurdon, Amity and Surrounding Areas
We are so glad you visited our page. We are part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s statewide network and the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. Our mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkansans improve their economic well-being and the quality of their lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Clark County Extension Office is at your service!
Clark County Agriculture
ARKANSAS LAWN CARE AND WEEDS
Arkansas is uniquely situated in what is called the ‘transition zone’. This is delightful for Arkansas homeowners because they have a wider variety of grasses to choose from. Both warm-season turfgrass (bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, centipedegrass, St. Augustine) and cool-season turfgrass (bluegrass, tall fescue, ryegrass) can be grown.
But Arkansas lawn owners are also in for a fight with the toughest lawn weeds being dallisgrass, purple nutsedge, Virginia buttonweed and bermudagrass. Most of the other common lawn weeds can be eliminated with a moderate effort, but the four listed above are difficult to eradicate. No amount of herbicide application will overcome management or environmental deficiencies. Grass needs to be healthy and vigorous to compete with weeds. Common problems include too much shade, improper mowing, watering and fertilization.The reverse is also true. It is usually impossible to achieve complete weed control through cultural practices alone.
If you feel you are fighting the lawn weeds and they are winning please feel free to call the Clark County office. We have information that you will find very useful on how to use herbicides, how much to use, how often and when. We enjoy helping fight those lawn battles that are especially hard. To call our office dial 870-246-2281.
Have more questions? Contact the county office at 870-246-2281 or email Amy Simpson, County Extension Agent - Interim Staff Chair.
Photo: Arkansas lawns and weeds
Clark County Extension Homemakers
JoAnn Vann recently taught a Mediterranean Diet School for county participants. Twenty people attended the event and the EHC members helped prep food as well as attending.
The Mediterranean Diet is appropriate for all ages. Whether young or old, the Mediterranean Diet can be adopted to fit one’s lifestyle. In fact, children who are introduced to a wide variety of nutritious foods and physical activity early in life are more likely to continue to enjoy and practice healthful habits throughout their lives.
For more information on Family & Consumer Sciences and EH Clubs in Clark County call
the office at 870-246-2281 or email JoAnn Vann, County Extension Agent- Family & Consumer Sciences
Photo: EHC members preparing Mediterranean Diet food.
Clark County 4-H
Preparation and participation are awesome words that express what a 4-H member learns. This year's Broiler BBQ competition for the District Level was hosted by our own Clark County!
Seen here are youth who are enjoying the benefits of learning to bbq. The smells were wonderful and the outcome was so tasty!
For more information about the value of 4-H in the life of a youth and in the community, email Amy Simpson, CEA-Interim Staff Chair at the Clark County Office.
Photo: Clark County 4-H'ers prepare to "smoke the competition" at this year's District Event