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News - March 2018


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March 16, 2018

As grasslands remain saturated, pasture managers face shrinking options for winter weed control

PERRY COUNTY, Ark. — Even as southeasterly winds have managed to dry the grasslands in Perry County, Cooperative Extension Service agent Kevin Lawson knows that one dry week is not the last word in this wet winter.

March 16, 2018

Bob Scott named director of Rice Research and Extension Center

STUTTGART, Ark. — Dr. Bob Scott, extension weed scientist since 2002, will become director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart on April 1.

March 16, 2018

Meetings set to discuss forming blackberry growers association

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will hold a series of meetings around the state to present information about developing an Arkansas blackberry growers association.

March 14, 2018

Extension beekeeping expert recognized by apiary society

LITTLE ROCK – Jon Zawislak, extension entomologist and apiary expert for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will receive the Roger A. Morse Award at the annual conference of the Eastern Apicultural Society this year.

March 9, 2018

Heavy rains impacting critical window for burndown, fertilization in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – The steady and significant rainfall experienced by much of Arkansas in late February and early March is tightening a critical window for fertilizing winter wheat in northern Arkansas counties, and delaying herbicide “burndown” operations in others, agricultural agents and other experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture said this week.

March 9, 2018

Before heading to the field, take the time to make sure your equipment’s up to the task at hand

LITTLE ROCK – As winter begins its bumpy transition to spring throughout Arkansas, many producers are readying to prep their fields for planting season.

March 8, 2018

Division of Ag analysis: Retaliatory tariffs on ag could mean a $383M economic hit for Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – If trade partners inflict a 25 percent retaliatory tariff on U.S. soy, rice, corn, and grain sorghum, Arkansas could take a $383 million hit in overall value-added to its economy, according to an analysis released Thursday by economists with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

March 8, 2018 

Breathe it in: Division of Ag releases second aromatic rice variety

STUTTGART, Ark. — ARoma 17, a new aromatic long-grain rice from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, offers exceptional rough rice yields with good milling yields.

March 8, 2017

Beef Quiz Bowl: More than a contest; it’s career preparation

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It may look like a contest, by the Arkansas Beef Quiz Bowl does more than just send teams home with something more than a trophy. Competitors earn preparation for a career.

March 6, 2018

Pecan grafting workshop rescheduled for April 14

BEEBE, Ark. – The semi-annual pecan grafting workshop, which is offered every other year by the White County Cooperative Extension Service, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018.

March 5, 2018

U Arkansas livestock team return as reserve champions from Dixie National Livestock Show

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The eight-member University of Arkansas Livestock Judging team won overall reserve championship team honors at the Dixie National Livestock Show, the largest pro rodeo east of the Mississippi.

March 2, 2018

Tax refund? Don’t be tempted to go on a shopping spree

LITTLE ROCK – Eager to spend that tax refund on something? Laura Hendrix, associate professor-personal finance and consumer economics, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has two words for you: Stop. Wait. 

 March 2, 2018

Batesville 4H member collects hundreds of stuffed animals for local hospital patients

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Anyone who’s ever taken the 4H pledge knows the value — and the pervasiveness — of community service projects. The very fabric of the organization is woven by strengthening surrounding communities through involvement, good works and sincere efforts. And while most 4H community service projects last a few months to a single school year, others unfold over a much longer period of time