Aug. 14, 2020
Division of Agriculture releases inaugural compendium of corn, grain sorghum studies
By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
- New volume gathers several years’ worth of research and findings
- Area of focus joins other crops already featured in similar annual publications
- AAES publications for free download at https://aaes.uark.edu/communications/publications/
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LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has released its first compendium of studies focusing on corn and grain sorghum. The report, which gathers studies spanning two to three years and completed in 2019, is intended for growers, consultants and other agricultural industry professionals.
The volume, “Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Studies, 2019,” features studies relevant to verification, diseases, weed control, irrigation, soil fertility, post-harvest and sustainability concerns, as well as contemporary corn and grain sorghum research proposals.
The publication was edited by Victor Ford, associate vice president of agriculture and natural resources extension for the Division of Agriculture, Nathan McKinney, associate vice president for agriculture and assistant director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station for the Division of Agriculture, and Jason Kelley, extension corn and feed grain agronomist for the Division of Agriculture.
The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station is the research arm of the Division of Agriculture; the Cooperative Extension Service works to put the findings of that research into the hands of Arkansans throughout the state.
Kelley said the publication, which will be annually updated, will help provide a consolidated source for current research findings similar to those already available for soybeans, rice and other major crops in Arkansas.
“The objective of the Research Studies publication is to compile research results from all Corn and Grain Sorghum Promotion Board projects that were funded by the Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Check-Off Program for the past year into one publication,” Kelley said.
“Research reports contained in the inaugural edition are two- to three-year project summaries, but upcoming reports will include annual results,” he said. “Having program information summarized in these reports will make it easier to find results and will serve as an archive for years to come.”
The new volume is available for download, free of charge, at https://agcomm.uark.edu/agnews/publications/669_Arkansas_Corn_and_Grain_Sorghum_Studies_2019.pdf. It and other research publications from the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station can also be found at https://aaes.uark.edu/communications/publications/.
To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch and Instagram at ArkAgResearch.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to 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.
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University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
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