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Cooperative Extension News & Publications
Lawrence County, Arkansas

Welcome to our News and Publications page!  Below you will find local newsletters, news stories, and/or links to other relevant publications.  Please contact our county Extension office for additional information.  For accessible versions of PDF files, please contact Herb Ginn, Lawrence county Staff Chair.


Furrow Irrigated Rice Publication

Furrow-Irrigated Rice

One alternative to traditional rice production is the use of furrow irrigated rice. Before considering this method of rice production, growers should be aware that currently furrow-irrigated rice is not eligible for crop insurance through USDA-RMA.

Before considering furrow-irrigation rice production growers need to consider several things such as cultivar selection, seed treatments, fertility management, weed and disease management to name a few.  Please consult the reference "Rice Information- Managing Furrow-Irrigated Rice in Arkansas" for more information.

 Photo: "Managing Furrow-Irrigated Rice Publication"



Cross Reference  Guide for Common Soybean Varieties 2017

 The 2017 Cross Reference Guide for Common Soybean Varieties is now available.  If you have further questions regarding this publication or soybean production, please feel free to call the Extension Office.
Every year, demonstrations are conducted throughout the county in order to show research-based practices in action.  For example, this past growing season demonstrations were carried out in rice, soybeans, corn, and pastures.  Please see the booklet below for details.


Blast on green rice

Blast Detected in Lawrence County Rice

 Several reports of blast have come into the office recently. Be sure to scout your fields closely as this is one disease that can really hurt the pocket book. Here is my newsletter dealing with blast.

July 2018 Row Crop Newsletter - Blast


Photo: Blast on rice in field

Cattle standing facing each other across a fence


Livestock newsletters contain the most current information on feed recommendations, worming, and diseases plaguing the county. To be put on the mailing list please call the Lawrence County Extension Office at 870-886-3741 and ask to be added to the Livestock mailing list.

Photo: Cattle facing each other across a fence



January 2016 Livestock Newsletter Feral Hogs

April 2016 Livestock Newsletter Frothy Bloat

December Livestock Newsletter 2016

July 2017 Livestock Newsletter Army Worm & Ticks

EHC members at AEHC meeting in Hot Springs wearing red shirts

Extension Homemakers Clubs Newsletter

Extension Homemakers newsletters keep the members up-to-date on upcoming state and local events. Information regarding state and district meetings are also included in the newsletter.

Photo: Lawrence County EHC members in Hot Springs at annual AEHC meeting.


EHC  Newsletter February 2017


Join an EHC Club today! Follow us on Facebook. For additional information on EHC  in Lawrence County, contact Katrina Causey CEA FCS at the Lawrence County Extension Office at 870-886-3741.

Photo of red stretch tubes

Get Fit With Stretch Bands Class

An Extension Get Fit Exercising with Stretch Bands class is forming to begin in June!   The class will meet two days a week to work toward increasing strength, endurance, and flexibility. The class will be appropriate for all levels of fitness. Contact the Extension Office for details at 886-3741. 


Photo: Red Resistance Exercise Tube