The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has released its first compendium of studies focusing on corn and grain sorghum. The report, which gathers studies spanning two to three years and completed in 2019, is intended for growers, consultants and other agricultural industry professionals.
The volume, “Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Studies, 2019,” features studies relevant to verification, diseases, weed control, irrigation, soil fertility, post-harvest and sustainability concerns, as well as contemporary corn and grain sorghum research proposals.
The publication was edited by Victor Ford, associate director of agriculture and natural resources for the Division of Agriculture, Nathan McKinney, associate vice president for agriculture and assistant director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station for the Division of Agriculture, and Jason Kelley, extension corn and feed grain agronomist for the Division of Agriculture.
The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station is the research arm of the Division of Agriculture; the Cooperative Extension Service works to put the findings of that research into the hands of Arkansans throughout the state.
Kelley said the publication, which will be annually updated, will help provide a consolidated source for current research findings similar to those already available for soybeans, rice and other major crops in Arkansas.
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“The objective of the Research Studies publication is to compile research results from all Corn and Grain Sorghum Promotion Board projects that were funded by the Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Check-Off Program for the past year into one publication,” Kelley said.
“Research reports contained in the inaugural edition are two- to three-year project summaries, but upcoming reports will include annual results,” he said. “Having program information summarized in these reports will make it easier to find results and will serve as an archive for years to come.”