University of Arkansas Fruit Research Station
1749 State HWY 818
Clarksville, AR 72830
The Fruit Research Station is dedicated to fruit variety and best management practices development, principally for blackberries, peaches/nectarines, bunch and muscadine grapes, and blueberries. The fruit breeding program includes active crossing and selection in blackberries, peaches/nectarines, and muscadine grapes; selection testing of the table and wine grapes, blueberries, and apples; and variety testing and evaluations of peaches/nectarines, muscadine grapes, blueberries, pecans, and hops. The Station’s cultural management research is focused on trellising, high tunnels, cover crops, and pest research on weed control and integrated pest management. The Station is also the supporting location for molecular investigations of a range of fruit species.