Tagged: university of arkansas system division of agriculture

Egg-Producing Flock Destruction Continues

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Mitchell Yancey, a contract egg farmer in Oklahoma, had his birds destroyed last week by contractors hired by the owner, Vital Farms of Austin, Texas.

Rice Planting Surges Ahead of 5-Year Average, Approaches Record Acreage

by Ryan McGeeney, UA System Division of Agriculture 5/19/2016 12:55 pm

Arkansas growers report having nearly 100 percent of planned rice planting complete. The state could potentially exceed 2010 record of more than 1.7 million acres of rice.

EPA's Move to Ban Insecticide Belt Could Have Major Impact for Arkansas Growers

by Ryan McGeeney, UA System Division of Agriculture 3/3/2016 11:33 am

The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it was seeking to cancel registration for a key insecticide used to combat crop-hungry pests such as fall armyworm and corn earworm.

Cotton Inc. Honors UA Cotton Breeder Fred Bourland

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Fred Bourland, a cotton breeder for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will be inducted by Cotton Inc. into the 2015 class of the Cotton Research & Promotion Hall of Fame.

Agri-Drones Await Final FAA Rules

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Two recent webinars hosted by a senior staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture focused on the legal framework behind deploying drones for agricultural use.

Arkansas' Planted Cotton Acreage Sinks to Record Low

by Alexis Hosticka 6/25/2015 11:06 am

Arkansas' cotton acres are expected to sink to below 200,000 acres due to weather delays and depressed prices. The previous record low is 310,000 acres, set in 2013.

UAEX Study: Flooding Results in $35.6M in Crop Loss

by Lee Hogan 9/4/2014 10:52 am

Flooding in east Arkansas has resulted in $35.6 million in lost crop value and more than 210,000 acres of affected farm land in 10 counties, according to a report released last week by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

In Season at the Farmers Market: Sweet Potatoes

by Lauren James 10/14/2013 8:00 am

October is a great time for sweet potatoes. Here are some tips for picking the right potatoes from Dr. Rosemary Rodibaugh, professor and extension nutrition specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.