Aquaculture/fisheries Ph.D. candidate wins at annual UAPB research forum 3rd time in a row

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Yathish Ramena, a doctoral candidate of aquaculture/fisheries, recently took top honors at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s 30th Annual Student and Faculty Research Forum. The occasion marked the third year in a row that Ramena earned the Dr. William M. Willingham Award for best graduate…

UAPB fish diagnostic labs ensure safety standards, export opportunities for Arkansas baitfish producers

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences In sport fishing, catching the prize fish largely depends on using the right bait, says Dr. Anita Kelly, associate director, Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence and Extension fish health specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. As the popularity of recreational and sport fishing increased nationwide…

UAPB forestry program keeps family land sustainable, profitable

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences The ownership of U.S. farmland by African-Americans peaked in 1910, but has steadily declined for the past hundred years, said Kandi Williams, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Sustainable Forestry and African-American Land Retention (SFLR) Program coordinator. UAPB is currently working to slow down and reverse…

Feb. 28 to Sign Up for Crop Insurance

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Feb. 28 is the deadline for Arkansas producers to make all crop decisions for spring crops. Dr. Henry English, director of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, reminds growers that they have until Feb. 28 to apply for Whole…

Fruit pruning demonstration Feb. 23 at UAPB

A fruit pruning demonstration will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s S.J. Parker 1890 Extension Complex auditorium at the corner of Oliver Road and L.A. “Prexy” Davis Drive. The workshop is sponsored by the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, Master Gardeners of Jefferson County and UAPB’s Cooperative Extension…