July 2021
Get the latest updates in Arkansas pest management from your extension specialists.
Box Tree Moths: A Potential New Pest in Arkansas
Jon Zawislak
Instructor - Apiculture

Looking for more information about the potential new invasive pest of boxwoods? Check the link below for recommendations geared towards Arkansas stakeholders.
Fall Armyworm Update - Forage
Kelly Loftin
Professor and Extension Entomologist

Fall Armyworm is at extreme population levels across the state and our traditional control measures are not performing as expected. See here for information about what products/product combinations we can expect to offer sufficient control.
Name that Weed!
Tommy Butts
Assistant Professor and Extension Weed Scientist

This month’s weed science contest is Name that Weed! This mystery weed species is a very damaging invasive species, and methods to reduce or eliminate the soil seedbank are a must. Be the first to email Dr. Tommy Butts (tbutts@uada.edu) with the correct common name to win a prize.
Apple Scab
Sherrie Smith
Plant Pathology Instructor, Plant Health Clinic Diagnostician

Getting calls about lesions on apple tree leaves or fruit? See here how to identify scab issues and prevent them in the future.
Feral Hogs On the Run: Ideas for County Programs
Becky McPeake
Professor - Wildlife Extension Specialist

Feral hogs are a nuisance statewide. Here are some ideas for county programs to assist landowners with learning ways to reduce feral hogs and their damages.
Managing Common Insect Pests of Pumpkins
Aaron Cato
Assistant Professor and Horticulture IPM Specialist

Pumpkins are up and growing across the state and it looks like many of our usual insect pests have shown up for the buffet. Provided here are recommendations for managing Cucumber Beetles, Squash Bugs, and Melon Aphids.
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