Research and Outreach
Our department maintains well-balanced research programs and strives to disperse findings throughout the state of Arkansas and beyond through Extension services and departmental educational outreach programs. Through collaboration with the U of A System Division of Agriculture, the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, our faculty conduct impactful research that is translated from the lab to the field to the food on your table.
Our expertise ranges from fundamental studies of host-parasite physiology to more applied studies of disease control in rice, soybean, cotton, wheat, sorghum, turf, fruits and vegetables. We have a strong research history in biological control of diseases and weeds, virology, fungal biology and nematology. Our department also has wide-ranging extension programs dedicated to education of growers and the general public about managing insects and plant health using the latest available research.