Pine Tree Research Station

The Pine Tree Research Station has one of the most diverse research outlooks within the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Its projects include research on rice, wheat, soybeans, grain sorghum and corn in the areas of weed, disease and insect management; soil fertility and variety development. The station also delves into crop cultural practices such as irrigation, row spacing, planting methods and rotation.

Pine Tree is more than row crops. We work with the researchers of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center on timber stand management practices, regeneration techniques and alternative enterprises for East Arkansas Delta lands.

The Pine Tree Station works in concert with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Division scientists to demonstrate improved wildlife

management practices, including habitat improvement and species introduction.
Facts about Pine Tree Research Station:

  • Pine Tree Research Station is considered a Wildlife Demonstration Area with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
  • Pine Tree Research Station got its name from the community in which it is located, not the research conducted. All forestry research is conducted on hardwood species. The station accommodates the trifecta of research, which is in agriculture, forestry and wildlife management.

7337 Highway 306 West
University of Arkansas
Colt, AR 72326 (near Pine Tree) 
870-633-5767
Fax:870-630-1157
Shawn Clark
Resident Director
sdc01@uark.edu

Driving directions: 

From I-40, take Exit 216, Hwy. 49 and Hwy. 17, and proceed north for approximately 11 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 306 and proceed approximately 12 miles to the Station.

From Little Rock on I-40, take Exit 216, Hwy. 49 and Hwy. 17, and proceed north for approximately 11 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 306 and proceed approximately 12 miles to the Station.

From Memphis on I-40, take Exit 241 to Wynne. Proceed on Hwy. 1 North to Colt, then west on Hwy. 306 for eight miles to the Station.


The Pine Tree Research Experiment Station of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture is located in east-central Arkansas approximately 50 miles due west of Memphis, TN. This station consists of approximately 12,000 acres of land, which includes 8,000 acres of timber or woodlands and 3,500 acres in cropland or otherwise open land.

The mission of the Pine Tree Branch Station involves crops research, foundation seed production, timber research, and wildlife management. Research on grain crops such as rice, wheat, soybeans, grain sorghum, and corn spans several disciplines including control or management of diseases, insects, and weeds; soil fertility; variety development; and crop management practices such as irrigation, row spacing, planting methods, and rotations.

Timber research is done in cooperation with the Arkansas Forest Resources Center located at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and includes stand management practices, regeneration techniques and alternative enterprises for East Arkansas Delta lands.

The Pine Tree Station works in concert with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Division scientists to demonstrate improved wildlife management practices, including habitat improvement and species introduction.

Much of the station's time and resources are devoted to the production of foundation seed crops of rice, soybean and wheat for the Arkansas Crop Variety Improvement Program.

The soils and conditions of the Pine Tree location represent those of much of the crops producing region of Arkansas. Pine Tree Station is a major contributor to the success of the East Arkansas farming community.