2019 Division Of Agriculture Field Days Scheduled

 Visitors toured test plots and heard presentations about Division of Agriculture research during a field day Aug. 3,  2018
 at the Rice Research and Extension Center. Plant pathologist Yeshi Wamishe discusses rice diseases.

 Division of Agriculture photo by Fred Miller

   The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station has eight field days scheduled for 2019, covering topics as varied as cattle, row crops, turfgrass and watermelons.
   The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station is the research arm of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Its field days begin in April at the Livestock and Forestry Research Station in Batesville, and wind up in August at Marianna.
   “Field days are an invaluable opportunity for industry reps, farmers, consultants and the general public to see firsthand the latest field research being conducted at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and to have group and one-on-one interactions with Division of Agriculture researchers and extension specialists,” said Nathan Slaton, assistant director of the Agricultural Experiment Station.
   “Much of the research that is showcased at these field days is funded by our commodity check-off programs,” he said. “The advancement and development of agricultural technology, education programs and best management practices often comes from open discussion between scientists and our stakeholders.”
   This year’s field day schedule:  
   • April 16 – BATESVILLE – Cattle and forage field day at Livestock and Forestry Research Station, Independence County.
   • May 14 – KIBLER – Watermelon Research/field walk at the Vegetable Research Station, Crawford County.
   • May 16 – HOPE – Horticulture Field Day at the Southwest Research and Extension Center, Hempstead County.
   • July 18 – ROHWER – Row crops field day at the Rohwer Research Station, Desha County.
   • July 24 – FAYETTEVILLE – Turfgrass Field Day, Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Washington County.
   • Aug. 2 – STUTTGART – Rice Expo at the Grand Prairie Center, Arkansas County.
   • Aug. 8 – PINE TREE – Row crops field day at the Pine Tree Research Station, St. Francis County.
   • Aug. 15 – MARIANNA – Row Crop Field Day, Lon Mann Cotton Research Station, Lee County. 
   The schedule may be found here: http://bit.ly/AAESFieldDays19. Be sure to check the page often for updates on times and content. ∆

 Dr. Ehsan Shakiba discusses hybrid rice breeding during the 2018 rice field day at the
 Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart.

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