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News - September 2018


Date Article
Sept. 20, 2018

Summertime price rise; weather threats elsewhere, sagging soy prices may boost Arkansas winter wheat acres

JONESBORO, Ark. – Higher contract prices may add winter wheat acres in Arkansas, for which harvested acres had dropped its lowest level in six decades.

Sept. 18, 2018

Student journal details undergraduate contributions to Division of Agriculture research

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —The 2018 edition of Discovery, the undergraduate student research journal of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, is available online at:

Sept. 18, 2018

Oct. 18 Walk in the woods offers insight to forest management, landownership

LITTLE ROCK – Managing woodlands is no walk in the park, but join Yell County tree farm owner Pamela Jolly as she shares the story of her journey into forestry at the Oct. 18 to Walk in the Woods forest management program.

Sept. 14, 2018 

Five November dates set for tax preparer continuing education

– Tax preparers have five IRS-approved continuing education opportunities in November through the Cooperative Extension Service.

Sept. 14, 2018

Pittman to present ‘Recent and Emerging Issues in Ag and Food Law’

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center, will present “Recent & Emerging Issues in Ag & Food Law: Overview for Arkansas Ag & Food Industries” Monday, Sept. 17.

Sept. 14, 2018

Four steps to emergency preparedness

LITTLE ROCK —Hurricane Florence is not projected to directly impact Arkansas, but as the storm makes its way to the east coast of the U.S., it serves as a reminder to make sure your family is prepared for emergencies.

Sept. 12, 2018

Oct. 11 Arkansas Insect Festival a unique mix of learning, roach races, musical theater

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – See a house of monarchs. Cheer the longshots at the cockroach races. Take in a little entomological musical theater. There’s only one place to do all this: the 16th Arkansas Insect Festival on Oct. 11 at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center.

Sept. 11, 2018

Gordon spurs accelerated rice harvest; wet conditions prompt cotton boll rot fret

STUTTGART, Ark. – Rice harvest in Arkansas accelerated last week, spurred by the approach of Tropical Storm Gordon’s remnants, and this week, farmers are hoping for dry weather to get cotton bolls open and combines into the soybean fields.

Sept. 7, 2018

Tailgating? Food safety rules apply in the parking lot too

TEXARKANA, Ark. – When football season cranks up, so does the tailgating.

Sept. 7, 2018

Entomology PhD student earns honor for study of oxygen’s role in plant self-defense

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Research into how plants combat aphid attack using a reactive form of oxygen has earned Arkansas entomology Ph.D. student Hillary Fischer honors from the Entomological Society of America.

Sept. 7, 2018

Local foods workshops present strategies for marketing local foods products

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Food growers and entrepreneurs looking to break into local foods markets can attend a series of workshops by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Sept. 7, 2018

Arkansas marks 1st annual PTAC Day by helping small businesses grow

LITTLE ROCK –The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center will be celebrating the first annual PTAC Day on Sept. 26 by doing what it does best: helping small businesses grow through government contracting. 

Sept. 5, 2018

Rice gene editing research cited as among world-changing science

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Research published by a University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture scientist has been recognized by an international publisher for its high-impact potential.

Sept. 4, 2018

Blowhard Gordon upping the pressure on Arkansas row crop growers at harvest time

LITTLE ROCK – Combines in Arkansas are running around the clock, as growers race to get crops out of the field before Tropical Storm Gordon sweeps into the state on Wednesday.

Sept. 4, 2018

‘Seed destructor’ technology likely the next step in war on weeds

NEWPORT, Ark. — As the 2018 summer harvest approaches, Division of Agriculture researchers are embarking on a multi-year trial that will test the efficacy of a new iteration of machinery known as the Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor, and its ability to aid the practice known as harvest weed seed control. The practice is intended to prevent weed seeds from making their way back to the seed bank during harvest, thus denying them the opportunity to germinate and grow in the following season.