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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! 

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White drupelets on blackberry fruit

Blackberry White Drupelet

White drupelet is a tan to white discoloration of individual drupelets on blackberry or raspberry fruits.  This condition is caused by UV radiation and appears when there has been an abrupt increase in temperatures accompanied by a drop in humidity, especially when wind is also present.  Hot, dry air allows more direct UV rays to reach the fruit.  Most varieties of blackberry and raspberry are susceptible.  However, Apache and Kiowa and the Caroline raspberry seem to get the disorder more frequently.  While white drupelet doesn't make the  fruit unsafe to eat, it does make difficult to market. 

 For more information, contact your county extension office. 

 

 

Brett's PREP aerial view

 PREP Rice Plots in White County

Photo credit: Brad Peacock (Cooperating farmer)

 

Aerial view of the PREP (Producer Rice Evaluation Program) rice plots in White County.  The purpose of this demonstration is to evaluate rice hybrids/varieties entered in the University of Arkansas Performance trials, under farm level management.  Data collected from this on-farm trial helps determine local yield potential and disease reaction of commercially available hybrids/varieties.