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Rohwer Research Station
A division of the Southeast Research and Extension Center

140 Experiment Station Loop
P.O. Box 155
Rohwer, AR 71666 (near Kelso)
870-644-3101
Fax:870-644-3612
Larry Earnest, Director: learnest@uark.edu

Driving directions:

From Hwy. 65, exit on Hwy. 138 East at Winchester and proceed approximately 15 miles to Hwy. 1.  The Station is located at the intersection of Hwy. 138 and Hwy. 1.  The Station office is approximately .75 miles north of the intersection.


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Farm Bill Update and Management Research Presented at Crops Field Day July 19

The bottom line, as affected by the federal "farm bill" legislation and farmers' production practices, was the focus at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's Southeast Research and Extension Center (SEREC) field day at the Rohwer Research Station July 19.

Jeffrey Hall, associate director of national affairs for the Arkansas Farm Bureau, discussed the possible effects of the farm bill on the profitability of thestate's agricultural sector. Division of Agriculture researchers discussed management practices in soybeans, corn, rice and cotton. <Read full news release.>

Field day videos at SEREC website.

Jeffrey Hall, left, associate director of national affairs for the Arkansas Farm Bureau, discusses the farm bill outlook with Southeast Research and Extension Center director Kelly Bryant and Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board member Thad Freeland of Tillar at a field day July 19.

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Rohwer Research Station staff members are (from left) Randy Cingolani, David Roberts, Ervin Penny, Roosevelt Dye, Kenneth Gamble, Tanya Hughes, Leonard Swopes, and Larry Earnest. Not pictured: David Bentley, Scott Hayes, and Randy Spurlock.

The mission of the Rohwer Research Station is to help solve problems related to agricultural production in southeast Arkansas. These include weed, insect and disease control and scheduling the proper amounts of irrigation applied to each crop grown in the area. Research has covered the evaluation of early season soybeans and establishing an irrigation program that can be used by farmers in the area. Emphasis has been on the establishment of a rotation or double-crop research program with early maturing soybeans.

The research program at the station is under the supervision of agricultural scientists at Fayetteville, Stuttgart and Monticello. The work is coordinated with the overall research program of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station to assist the agricultural industry of the entire state. Research is conducted on cotton, rice, soybeans and other crops.
 
The station is 15 miles northeast of McGehee on Arkansas Highway 1 in Desha County.

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