UACES Facebook Arkansas Fruits & Nuts for Commercial Horticulture Producers
Website Contact

Amanda McWhirt
Extension Fruit & Nut Specialist

Phone: 501-671-2229
Fax: 501-671-2252
Email: amcwhirt@uaex.edu

Office:
UAEX - Room 305E
2301 South University Avenue Little Rock AR 72204

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Commercial Fruits and Nuts in Arkansas

Fruits & Nuts | Commercial Horticulture | Arkansas ExtensionArkansas' climate allows for the production of a wide variety of healthy and delicious, high market value perennial fruits and pecans. 

The Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, provides a myriad of resources, information, and advice to individuals and groups wanting to pursue commercial fruit production.

Knowledgeable specialists and county Extension agents are available to assist you with your questions. 

 

Licensed Propagators:  University of Arkansas Patented Fruit Cultivars

The Division of Agriculture's Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) helps faculty and research scientists with the University of Arkansas System identify, protect, and commercialize intellectual property developed from their research or other university supported activities.

To set up a license to propagate fruit cultivars developed by the Univeristy of Arkansas, please contact: agritco@uark.edu or Cheryl Nimmo at (479) 575-3953

University of Arkansas Licensed Fruit Propagators 
PDF maintained by Extension's Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of Arkansas Fruit Cultivars and Growing Information
website maintained by TCO; includes current and expired patents for blackberries, blueberries, nectarines, peaches, table grapes and wine grapes

 

 

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