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Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
State Office: 2301 South University
Little Rock, AR 72204 
Know the LAW. Beware the pests.
if you are applying enlist duo_ engenia_ or xtendimax you need to attend for training
MANDATORY pesticide applicator training available 

if you are a producer of cotton or soybeans, you are required to be certified to apply specific dicamba herbicides to dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybean crop systems.

For details about the class read this article which outlines the process to go through when taking the course.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signs HB 1002 into law_ allowing residents to petition their respective school districts to equip new school buses with seat belts. The bill_ introduced by Arkansas State Representative Mark McElroy_ began as an idea from 13-year-old Hannah Alder _far right__ a Star City 4-H member_ who had survived a car wreck earlier in life.
Hannah Alder (far right), a 13-year-old Star City Middle School student and 4-H member, watched on March 6, as Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill1002 into law at the state Capitol.
Star City 4-H'er sees her law signed by governor

Hannah Alder is a 13 year old Star City 4-H'er whose 4-H project for a seat belt law was signed by Governor Hutchinson on March 6.

Under the new law, residents can petition their local school board to determine how much of a millage increase would be required to afford the addition of passenger seat belts to newly-purchased school buses, and to put that millage increase to a vote.

Read the full story and see how our 4-H youth are making a difference.
close up of two ticks_ one with a spot on its back
Close up of female (left) and male lone star adult ticks.
Host ticks abound in warmer weather

Arkansas is home to several tick species, and multiple tick-borne diseases occur here. Avoid tick bites by:
  • Avoid tick hideouts such as wooded, bushy areas
  • Wear light-colored clothing, long sleeves and pants tucked into boots
  • Use DEET repellents
  • Remove leaf litter from yard
See full list of tick prevention tips on our website.
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