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.
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"
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.
Photo: Blast on rice in field
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
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.
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.
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