CSES at the Farm
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Agricultural Research and Extension Center Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Farm is comprised of about 200 acres and is divided in to 77 fields ranging in size from 0.3 to 5.0 acres. About 25 project leaders and 40 graduate students conduct research on the farm.
Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences is the study of soils and agronomic crops such
as corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, cotton, rice, grain sorghum, canola and forage crops
etc. Also, CSES looks at the weed control and plant physiology for these crops, as
well as plant and soil pesticide residues, soil fertility, soil physics, soil chemistry,
soil microbiology, and soil classification. Some of our researchers look at the best
methods for land application of animal waste and site specific application of soil
amendments to improve soil uniformity using GIS computer mapping and satellite GPS
The farm has 20 buildings with a total of 63,000 square feet in laboratories, offices, shops, storage areas, and residences.