Northeast Research and Extension Center

Headquartered at Keiser, Arkansas, the Northeast Research and Extension Center conducts its research in multiple places: on about 650 acres at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station at Marianna, some 25 acres at the Judd Hill Cooperative Research Station near Trumann, and 24 acres at the Manila Airport Cotton Research, and of course, the 780 acres of land at Keiser. Our primary mission is to generate unbiased data from research by scientists in multiple disciplines on all major Arkansas field crops. We aim to improve the lives and economy of Arkansas residents by interpreting and extending what we learn.

Dr. Fred Bourland has developed several criteria to select and characterize cotton lines.  Four varieties and more than 80 germplasm lines have been developed and released by his cotton breeding program. Additionally, these criteria are used to help characterize entries in the Arkansas Cotton Variety Test.

  • Dr. Archie Flanders annually develops enterprise budgets for crops and beef cattle to help Arkansas producers evaluate expected costs and returns. Interactive versions of enterprise budgets are available online so users may change selected variables to represent their unique production circumstances.
  • Dr. Glenn Studebaker oversees the Integrated Pest Management program across the state and serves as an IPM resource for county agents, row crop growers and consultants in all row crops. We annually evaluate insect management recommendations as well as new pests and pest control strategies.

P.O. Box 48
1241 West County Road 780
Keiser, AR 72351
870-526-2199
Fax: 870-526-2582
Charles E. “Chuck” Wilson, Director: cwilson@uaex.edu

Driving directions: 

Heading north on I55, take Exit 44 (Hwy 181); From the exit go north approximately two miles to the 4-way stop in Keiser. At the 4-way stop, turn right and head east approximately 1 mile to the Center.

Heading south on I55, take Exit 48 (Hwy 140, Osceola exit). From the exit go west on Hwy. 140 approximately 4 miles to the junction with Hwy. 181 (there is a green sign at the junction). Take Hwy. 181 south until you reach the 4-way stop in Keiser. At the 4-way stop, turn left and head east approximately 1 mile to the Center.