Welcome to the
White County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service
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We are part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s statewide network and the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. Our mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkansans improve their economic well-being and the quality of their lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the White County Extension Office is at your service!
White County Peach
White County peach breed is unique in that they have melting flesh when fully ripe. Low acidity and white flesh along with a wonderful flavor makes for a great choice in peaches.
Fall Webworm in White County
This caterpillar feeds in a group inside a silk web nest that enlarges as the larvae eat more leaves on branch terminals Last year, this pest caused defoliation of whole trees leaving unsightly silk nests covering whole limbs of several tree species including: walnut, pecan, birch, red bud, persimmon, blueberry, apple and some other fruit trees.
Control: Now is the time to direct your control efforts against young larvae.
Mechanical - hand remove larvae and silk nests from infested limbs that you can reach.
Chemical – Check MP144 for recommended insecticides. For young larvae, you can apply an OMRI approved insecticide containing the active ingredient of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki (Bt) (available as Safer Caterpillar Killer or Dipel or Javelin, etc.).
Contact Sherri Sanders for more information.
Japanese beetle: Growers in White County are reporting Japanese Beetle starting to cause significant defoliation of fruit crops and ornamental plants including: fruit crops and ornamental plants including: apple, grape, blueberry, blackberry, crepe myrtle, rose, etc.
These adults will skeletonize leaves from late-June through early-August.
Control: Typically, a grower can apply a recommended insecticide or Surround WP kaolin clay (create a whitewashed appearance) to the plant and reapply weekly or as needed. Check above for online links to MP144 for recommended compounds
Photo: Ohio State University
Managing Tomato Diseases
The tomato is the most commonly grown vegetable in White county. From time to time, people have questions dealing with issues which affect this favorite crop.
Photo credit - Clemson
Cattle Injection Site Management
As cattle producers, we supply this nation with beef. Today’s consumer demands that our product is wholesome and free from blemishes. In order to meet this justified demand, we all need to be diligent in assuring quality in our final product. One very important factor in providing quality in the beef we produce is performing injections properly.
When injecting a medication or vaccine into a beef animal, remember to target the neck region. The landmarks outlining this region are noted in the injection zone triangle shown in Figure 1. Regardless of the animal’s age, all intramuscular and subcutaneous injections should be given in the neck region, never in the rump or back leg.
When injecting subcutaneously, remember to use the “tenting method” of injection shown in Figure 2. This method ensures that the product is delivered under the skin and keeps it out of the underlying muscle tissue.
For more information see our Fact Sheet FSA-3109