Rural Lifestyle

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National Rice Month Video Scholarship Contest

If you’re thinking about how to pay for college next year — Think Rice — because the National Rice Month (NRM) Scholarship video con...
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Greening of Arkansas grant applications due October 3

The deadline to apply for community beautification funding through the Greening of Arkansas grant program is less than eight weeks away.    ...
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Act decisively to stop crape myrtle bark scale problems

A tiny pest is making a huge impact on crape myrtles across the state, threatening to turn this go-to plant into something that gardeners avoid.  ...
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Use caution, common sense when dealing with damaged trees

Managing downed, bent or damaged trees can be something of a perennial task in Arkansas, but in the wake of recent, wide-spread storms, experts with t...
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Gardening : What about those mushrooms in the landscape?

After a rainy period in summer, we typically see mushrooms popping up everywhere. Some people are concerned; some are curious, and some are downright ...
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Gardening : Know when and how much to water landscapes

As we continue to plow through this hot and humid summer, keeping our plants — and ourselves — hydrated is critical to maintaining the sum...
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Gardening : Why we use fertilizers

Gardeners often exhibit a great deal of confusion about what fertilizers are, what they do and why we use them. To put things in perspective: using fe...
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Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit to provide Homegrown by Heroes Scholarships

The Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit are partnering to provide six $1,000 Homegrown by Heroes academic scholarships to military veteran...
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Arkansas : Feral Hog Eradication Task Force launches reporting system and outreach campaign

Feral hogs have an estimated population of between four and five million across the United States and are responsible for millions of dollars in damag...
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Environment : AAD announces Pollinator Garden Project during National Pollinator Week

In recognition of National Pollinator Week, the Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) unveiled a new pollinator garden effort planned for the north si...