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Cooperative Extension Service
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 lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Greene County Extension Office is at your service!
Greene County 4-H Members "Make a Difference"
The Greene County 4-H Teen Leaders annually plan, promote, and conduct community service projects. During the 2013 "Arkansas 4-H One Day of Service," Teen Leaders conducted a food drive to help local food pantries fill their shelves before the holiday season. Teen Leaders collected 1,778 food items weighing 1,113 pounds. This food helped serve more than 700 families in Greene County. Community service is just one of many life skills 4-H youth develop. For more information about the Greene County 4-H Program, contact the Greene County Extension Office at (870)236-6921.
Photo: 4Hers participate in One Day of Service food drive
Phosphorus Fertilizer Expenses Trimmed for Soybeans and Rice
With recent dry weather, many producers are beginning to apply fertilizer. For some fields to be planted to rice or soybeans, phosphorus fertilizer may be able to be scratched to help in a year were the budget is tight.
According to Dr. Nathan Slaton, University of Arkansas (U of A) Soil Scientist, phosphorus studies across several locations and years, show that yield response of rice and soybeans to phosphorus fertilizer is generally triggered at a slightly lower soil test phosphorus level than recommended by the U of A in recent years.
Beginning in 2016, a phosphorus fertilizer application will not be triggered until soil test phosphorus levels fall under 25 ppm (parts per million). This replaces the old trigger of 35 ppm.
Photo: Fertilizer rig applying a blended material near Stanford, Arkansas
Garden Explosion V Coming Soon
As March draws near, many folks look forward to gardening and work in their yards. The Greene County Master Gardeners have planned a special treat you should make plans to attend.
Garden Explosion V is set for March 17th, beginning at 8:30 am at the Paragould Community Center. According to Donna Jones, Greene County Master Gardener Lifetime member and event chair, several good speakers are scheduled to discuss their areas of garden expertise or passion.
Topics include berries, bees, and gardening from memories past! Janet Carson, U of A Horticulture Specialist, will be the afternoon speaker. Here is the program with more details.
Photo: Participants listen to speaker at the 2015 Garden Explosion