Rural Lifestyle

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Rural Profile 2019: Arkansas economy grows; rural growth lags behind state average

Since the end of the Great Recession in 2010, both Arkansas’ and the national economy have grown; however, the state’s rural areas have “grown o...
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Attract birds to your garden

The presence of birds is almost universally welcome among gardeners.Their contributions of movement, color, sounds and pest control to the landscape a...
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University of Arkansas Arthropod Museum moves collection to roomier home

The thousands of shelled, winged and multi-legged arthropods squeezed into a room in the University of Arkansas’ agriculture building will soon have...
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Landscaping : This is a good time to prune trees

Virtually all trees in our landscapes will need to be pruned during their lives — particularly in the first two decades after planting. Sometimes a ...
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Land : Streamside Zones Protect Groundwater

Streamside management zones have become critical tools forestry landowners and professionals use for protecting water quality during and after timber ...
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Merry Christmas from your friends at AgWatch!

      Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year from your friends at AgWatch Network. May the Lord God bless and keep us all.  
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Chronic Wasting Disease affects deer hunting

If you are a white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, moose or caribou enthusiast, odds are you are familiar with chronic wasting disease, or CWD. CWD is ...
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Amaryllis: houseplant, then garden plant

Few flowering bulbs can surpass the stately beauty of the amaryllis. Typically blooming in April, this popular bulb is a star performer in the spring ...
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Think safety first when caring for Christmas trees

As the holiday season gets into full swing, safety should be on top of your list when putting up the tree.     AgCenter forestry specialist ...
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Mark your calendar: the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show will be here before you know it

This holiday season, make your presents about being present.  As the temperatures drop and we see the occasional dusting of snow, remember: spring is...