UACES Facebook Online database can help ag professionals, homeowners diagnose herbicide injury to plants

Online database can help ag professionals, homeowners diagnose herbicide injury to plants

March 28, 2017

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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NEWPORT, Ark. – Agriculture professionals and homeowners now have an online reference if they suspect their plants have sustained injury from herbicides. 

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KNOW THE SIGNS -- Database will enable agri professionals and homeowners to see images of plants and damage. 

The new Herbicide Injury Database at https://plants.uaex.edu/herbicide/default.aspx, contains more than 1,000 images collected across two decades showing and cross-referencing herbicides and the types of damage to many types of plants.

The database was a collaborative effort among Cal Shumway, associate professor of agronomy at Arkansas State University and two weed scientists with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture: Bob Scott and John Boyd. 

“The photos mostly came from a collection obtained from nearly years of work to provide training plots for the inspectors of the Arkansas State Plant Board as well as county agents and other agricultural professionals,” Scott said. “The pictures are available for download and other resources such as a symptomology handbook and searchable pdf files can also can also be obtained at the site.” 

The training was conducted initially by Shumway on the ASU campus and more recently has been under the direction of Scott at the Newport Extension Center. 

For more information about herbicide use, contact your county extension office or visit www.uaex.edu.

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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