UAPB Agriculture Field Day Set for Friday, Sept. 8

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

12002470_10153667832073331_7833178751647975844_oThe University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Field Day will be Friday, Sept. 8, at the UAPB Agriculture Research Station on Oliver Road, off University Drive.

The field day begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration followed by welcoming remarks at 8:30 a.m. Field tours begin at 9 a.m. with the last tour at 10:30 a.m. Tractor tours will take participants to educational stops. Research scientists and Extension specialists will be at each stop to explain their research, give updates and answer questions.

Demonstration stop topics include crops and weed control for organic rice, local food production systems, natural treatments for parasites in goats, sweetpotato seed production using virus-indexed slips, sweetpotato weed control, honey bees – the best pollinators, soil quality under cover crops, sweetpotato rotations and southern cowpea varieties.

Arkansas State Sen. Stephanie Flowers, who serves District 25, will be the luncheon speaker. District 25 includes parts of Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, Lincoln, Monroe and Phillips counties. In the 89th General Assembly, she chaired the Senate Children and Youth Committee. A native of Pine Bluff, Sen. Flowers is an attorney and daughter of the late attorney W. Harold Flowers and educator Margaret Brown Flowers.

Lunch will be provided by Tyson Foods, Inc., but only with a ticket included with registration materials. Registration is free, but pre-registration is requested to aid in planning. To pre-register, contact Margaret Taylor at (870) 575-7144 or taylorml@uapb.edu. On-site registration ends at 10:30 a.m.

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