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UArk releases updated 2021 weed, insect and disease management guides

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New editions of the most widely used publications from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are now available and offer the latest research-based recommendations for managing insects, weeds and diseases in row crop agriculture, as well as in fruit, vegetable and garden production. The 2021 publications include: • MP44 — Recommended Chemicals for Weed and Brush Control. • ... Read More »

2020 proved a surprisingly steady year for most Arkansas crops

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• By Ryan McGeeney • Despite a year dominated by major weather systems run amuck and a global pandemic, most of Arkansas’ major crops came out ahead in 2020, according to a Jan. 12 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Overall, Arkansas growers harvested about 6.74 million acres of commodity crops in 2020, not including fruits and other specialty ... Read More »

The industry has had enough changes for a while

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Change is inevitable, they say, and with the start of 2021 comes a number of shifts. Dr. Mo Way, who for 38 years has been at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Beaumont, will retire and ride into the sunset with wife Jeanie in February. The university already has posted a job notice for an assistant professor of rice ... Read More »

UArk honors successes with Arkansas Agriculture Awards

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• By Mary Hightower • The traditional celebratory gathering may have been replaced by an online ceremony, but the change didn’t diminish the Extension, research and teaching successes honored Friday during the Arkansas Agriculture Awards. The annual awards are recognition of the highest levels of performance within both the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in its research and ... Read More »

UArk’s Rick Cartwright among 6 to be inducted into Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame

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The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame has announced that six individuals will be inducted during 2021 due to their leadership and service to the state’s largest business sector. The newest class represents agriculture education, the seed industry, agri-business, row-crop production, agricultural/political advocacy, timber management, plus agricultural research and outreach. The newest inductees include: • Retired Cooperative Extension Service Director Rick ... Read More »

UArk student compares U.S. jasmine-type cultivars to Thai jasmine

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Breeders in Arkansas, California and Louisiana have all released jasmine-type rice cultivars. Until recently, no one has characterized their physical, chemical, thermal and pasting properties and compared them to imported Thai jasmine, which comprises about 60% to 70% of U.S imported rice. Anastasia Mills, an undergraduate student in the University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life ... Read More »

Arkansas Rice Cultivar Testing, 2018-2020

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The University of Arkansas recently published cultural performance data from the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials (ARPT), Commercial Rice Trials (CRT) in grower fields and from seeding date studies conducted during 2018-2020. These studies are supported through grower check-off funds administered by the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board. Additional information can be found on the Extension rice website (http://www.uaex.edu/rice) and ... Read More »

Rice producer partners with UArk on forestry and wildlife programs

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• By Mary Hightower • The University of Arkansas at Monticello, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Five Oaks Ag Research and Education Center recently announced a partnership for forestry and wildlife research and a graduate certificate program in conservation, property and land management. The agreement was announced following a signing ceremony at the Five Oaks ... Read More »

Public/private partnership

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Work continues on University of Arkansas’ NERREC, with trials planned for 2021. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • If construction goes according to schedule, the University of Arkansas’ Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center near Harrisburg will begin hosting a limited number of field trials and experiments in 2021. Recently, ground was broken on a machinery shop that will include ... Read More »

Terry Siebenmorgen leaves global legacy in rice industry innovation

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• By Mary Hightower • Terry Siebenmorgen was known around the globe for his work in rice processing, but closer to home, he was treasured by co-workers and friends alike for his optimism, unflinching support and kindness. Siebenmorgen passed away Sunday following a battle with cancer. He was 63. He is survived by his wife, Patty, sons Justin and Ryan, ... Read More »