Welcome to the
White County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service
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to learn about how Extension helps in White County!
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.
Norman, the third blueberry variety released from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture fruit breeding program offers a firm, tasty fruit suitable for all berry markets. Norman is a southern highbush variety with semi-upright plants and good vigor. They have excellent color and flavor and are firm, making them suitable for commercial fruit shipping operations as well as local fresh markets.
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