UAPB Agriculture Field Day Set for September 17By Carol Sanders
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Field Day will be Thursday, Sept. 17, at the UAPB Agriculture Research Station on Oliver Road, off University Drive.
The field day begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration and welcoming remarks at 8:30 a.m. Tractor tours will take participants to educational stops. The first tour leaves at 9 a.m. and the last one at 10:30 a.m. Research scientists and Extension specialists will be at each stop to explain their research, give updates and answer questions.
Demonstration stop topics include sweet potatoes, rice disease, peppers, cowpeas, woody ornamentals, high tunnels and livestock. Some of the specific topics at the stops will be summer squash in high tunnels, late planted summer pinto bean varieties in southern Arkansas, mixed species stocking and management of cattle and goats, and effects of nitrogen, boron and zinc fertilizers and previous cover crops on sweet potatoes.
Participants will visit the sweetpotato foundation seed/biotechnology greenhouse, the value-added products center and the high tunnels.
Lunch will be provided by Tyson Foods, Inc. but only with a ticket included with registration materials.
Registration is free, but pre-registration is requested to aid in planning. To pre-register, contact Margaret Taylor at (870) 575-7144 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On-site registration ends at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 17.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Program offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service