Division of Agriculture Communications

Matter of biosecurity

FAYETTEVILE, Ark. – The largest animal health emergency in U.S. history occurred from December 2014 to June 2015. Avian influenza spread across several states, including Arkansas, wiping out millions of birds according to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Planting depth crucial for forage establishment

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— Just below the surface there is a fierce competition waging between plants for survival. Soil variability and the diversity of desired and undesired plants create a pasture environment were plants fight to survive.

Burning issue: Fire as a field prep tool for rice growers

STUTTGART, Ark. – Following harvest season, it’s not uncommon to see plumes of smoke rising in the flatness of the Arkansas Delta. Many of the fires are intentional with the flames used as a production practice by rice and other crop producers, said Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.