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UAPB scientist unlocks potentials of non-GMO soybeans

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Yathish Ramena, a doctoral candidate of aquaculture/fisheries at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and visiting scientist at the USDA/Agricultural Research Service (ARS) – Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Center, recently completed a study that examined non-genetically modified (GMO) soybean meal as a healthy…

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EQIP Cost Share Funding for Efficient Use of Poly Pipe

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Improving irrigation efficiency and reducing dependence on ground water for irrigation are top priorities of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fortunately for Arkansas producers, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides financial and technical assistance to implement irrigation…

Comparing the color of the conjunctiva of the eye to a FAMACHA card is an easy and effective tool for detecting anemia that may be caused by barber pole worms.

With the Rains Come Worm Warning for Sheep and Goat Producers

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Recent rains provided much needed moisture to parched Arkansas pastures, and they now may experience a little growth. But, the wet weather also creates conditions favorable for internal parasites to infect animals on pasture, said Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the…

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Sweet potatoes: proper curing improves quality, shelf life

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Sweet potatoes are not very sweet when they are initially harvested, Shaun Francis, Extension horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. Farmers should cure their sweet potato crop for a period of time to ensure the correct taste and a longer shelf life.…

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Chicot County cattle producer completes agricultural leadership training program

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Howard Brown, a livestock producer in Chicot County, Arkansas, recently graduated from the Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Training Institute at Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The two-year course helps small, limited-resource and minority farmers become more competitive entrepreneurs. Travis Collins, Extension…

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Fall greens may be an alternative for small farmers

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Fall greens – mustard, turnips and collards – can be a profitable alternative for small farmers once they identify markets and have dependable labor available, said Dr. Henry English, director, Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. “Marketing will determine if…