Fruit Research Station

 The mission of the Fruit Research Station is to carry our project activities of the research faculty from the Fayetteville campus. The station provides a site for research on a number of fruit crops because of its location within a unique microclimate.

The station provides information to the public through consultations with prospective or current fruit growers, filling requests for information on production of fruit crops and hosting field days and grower meetings.

 

 

 

 

The leading research projects include:

 Breeding programs for:

  • blackberries
  • peaches and nectarines
  • grapes
  • blueberries
  • muscadines

Crop production systems for:

  • blackberries
  • peaches and nectarines
  • grapes
  • blueberries
  • muscadines
  • apples
  • pecans

The station includes an office/laboratory for seed and pollen extraction, fruit sample measurements and data recording. The station maintains two greenhouses for seedling growth and production, head-house for potting plants and a shadehouse for plant growth and propagation.  A facility for graduate and undergraduate students to perform research in. 

Directions

1749 State Hwy 818
Clarksville, AR 72830 (near Ludwig)
479-754-2406; Fax 479-754-7529
Dan Chapman, Resident Director: dlchapma@uark.edu

Driving directions: 

Heading west on I-40, take Exit 64, the Lamar exit. Go right on Hwy. 64 West toward Lamar and Clarksville. Go through Lamar to the city limits of Clarksville to the junction of Hwy. 21. Right before one gets to this junction, there is a green "U.A. DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE FRUIT RESEARCH STA." sign pointing to the right onto Hwy. 21. Take a right onto Hwy. 21 and head north. Follow it about three miles to Hwy. 292 (Hunter's Junction on the right) (another green sign) and take a right. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles to Hwy. 818 (another green sign) and turn left heading north. The Station is another 1.5 miles on the right.

Heading east on I-40, take Exit 58, the third Clarksville exit. Cross over the Interstate towards town and stay on Rodgers Street through four traffic lights. At the 4th light (Main Street/Hwy. 64) take a right and head east. Follow this road to the junction with Hwy. 21. Just before getting to this junction there will be a green sign for "U.A. DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE FRUIT RESEARCH STA." pointing towards the Fruit station. Take a left onto Hwy. 21 and head north. Follow it for approximately three miles to Hwy. 292 (Hunter's Junction on the right) (another green sign) and take a right. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles to Hwy. 818 (another green sign) and turn left heading north. The Station is another 1.5 miles on the right.