Your monthly Arkansas Fruit, Vegetable, and Nut Update newsletter is here!



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Subject: Your monthly Arkansas Fruit, Vegetable, and Nut Update newsletter is here!


October 2017

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Monthly updates from your U of A Horticulture Specialists on what is going on in fruit, vegetable and nut crops in Arkansas!



Monthly News & Updates


The summer and fall harvests are coming to a close, crop yields are being evaluated, and preparations for next year’s crop season is underway. Here are a few resources that you may find beneficial as you plan.




Upcoming Events


Arkansas Produce Safety Grower Training



Dates Locations:

– Nov. 7: Central – Little Rock at 4-H Center

– Dec. 6: Eastern – Forrest City at East Arkansas Community College

– Dec. 11: Northwest – Fayetteville at Don Tyson Ag Science Center

– Jan. 9: Southeast – Monticello at UA Monticello

– Jan. 16: Southwest – Hope at SWREC



37th Annual Oklahoma-Arkansas Horticulture Industry Show


Registration opens Nov. 1st!


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Date and Location:

– Jan. 5-6, 2018: Tulsa Community College, Northeast Campus  




Yield Results from 2017 Pumpkin Variety Trial in Hope, Arkansas

A field trial was conducted in the summer of 2017 at the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center (SWREC) in Hope, Arkansas that trialed six pumpkin varieties.


AR Blackberry School Recordings Available Online 


Are you interested in starting your own blackberry operation or interested improving your current production? The University of Arkansas Fruit Research Station recently conducted a Blackberry School and shared with farmers the best management practices for commercial production.


New Federal Food Safety Rules! AR Extension Service will deliver Food Safety Training in Nov, Dec, and Jan to prepare fruit and veggie growers

Don’t miss the new Food Safety Training beginning in November! Read through the newest blog post for more information about the newest Produce Safety Rule. 





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