Vegetable Research Station

The Vegetable Research Station coordinates and carries out research projects involved with the departments on campus and with the Cooperative Extension Service. These include plot production of breeding programs, variety trials and seed increases, as well as pesticide, cultural, and fertility studies, on not only horticultural crops, but also on agronomic crops. Many of the statewide grower recommendations are based on research done at the station.

  • Vegetable Research Station’s cooperative work with the ongoing breeding programs has resulted in the release of several varieties of vegetables.  Our work includes spinach and other greens and Southern peas.
  • The Vegetable Research Station is the USDA IR-4 Research Center for the Southern Region, resulting in increased information for labeling for agricultural chemicals in minor crops.
  • Plot research carried out at the Vegetable Research Station is instrumental in determining recommendations for state and area producers.

Join us May 14 for our our Watermelon Field Day and Walkthrough!  

Watermelon Walkthrough Flier 

Steve Eaton, director
P. O. Box 2608 
3810 Thornhill Street 
Alma, AR 72921 (near Kibler) 

Driving directions: 

From I-40, take Exit 13 onto Hwy 71 South. Proceed for .5 miles straight on to Hwy. 162 West.Proceed on Hwy. 162 West through Alma for 4.4 miles into Kibler. Turn south off of Hwy. 162 West onto Thornhill Street (Hwy. 819 South). Proceed 3.5 miles on Thornhill Street to the Station entrance on the right.