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UAPB researchers improve disease resistance of hybrid rice varieties to ensure better harvests

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences As part of the largest rice-producing state economy in the U.S., Arkansas rice producers are likely familiar with straighthead disorder, one of the most damaging rice diseases that can drastically reduce grain yields year-to-year, Dr. Bihu Huang, professor of agriculture at the University of Arkansas at Pine…

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UAPB uses aquaculture to bridge educational concepts in Arkansas classrooms

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences As an Extension specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Bauer Duke’s work takes him to middle school and high school classrooms across Arkansas teaching a very specialized subject with broad educational implications. In a mandate between the UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human…

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Fertilizer or feed programs can increase fish size, populations in Arkansas ponds

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences In between summer fishing sessions, Arkansas farm pond owners can consider taking some steps to increase their pond’s bounty of fish, Scott Jones, small impoundment Extension specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. Starting a fertilizer or feeding program can increase the size of…