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Forester and Farmer

Name: AyiKwei Perry Position: Forester and First-Generation Farmer Location: Marianna, AR Education: B.S. Forestry, Alabama A&M University Growing up in Marianna, AyiKwei was exposed to agriculture at an early age. Starting his own farm was a dream since childhood. Working more than 15 years in the industry, AyiKwei has expanded his skill set across the…

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Arkansas Irrigation Yield Contest

The Most Crop per Drop Irrigation Contest measures yield divided by total water use of rain plus irrigation. The winner with the highest water use efficiency or most crop per drop wins. There are three commodity categories. To request a portable flowmeter for the contest, see your local Extension office, NRCS field office, or Conservation…

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How to Use Water Monitoring Systems

Funded by Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board checkoff dollars, Chris Henry, Ph.D. with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, has been working to help growers monitor soil conditions in order to terminate irrigation at the optimal time. Henry, an irrigation engineer and assistant professor, utilizes monitors, sensors, computerized hole selection and surge irrigation to improve…

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Natalie Blake wins 2019 Arkansas Soybean Science Challenge Award at State and Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Natalie Blake, Star City High School, Star City Mentor: Shannon Blake Category: Plant Sciences Project Title: Differentiation in chloride absorption in Glycine max Abstract: Research Question: The research question for this project is “How will different soybean varieties differ in chloride absorption?” Hypothesis: Of the tested soybeans, the wild Soja will have the least concentration…

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Emily Sookaserm wins 2019 Arkansas Soybean Science Challenge Award at ASMSA-West Central Science Fair

Emily Sookaserm, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science and the Arts, Hot Springs, AR Teacher: Dr. Brian Monson Category: Plant Sciences Project Title: Identifying quantitative trait loci for grain size and chalk content in a bi-parental tropical Japonica rice mapping population. Abstract: Chalky rice can be detrimental to grain quality, marketability and food security. Chalk collects…

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