October 2022

Get the latest updates in Arkansas pest management from your extension specialists.

Fall and Winter Pests of Livestock

Kelly Loftin

Professor and Extension Entomologist


With fall and winter coming soon we must remember to treat horses for horse bots and observe all livestock for louse infestations. Also minimize hay wastage to lessen stable fly populations next spring. 

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Cabbage Black Rot

Sherrie Smith

Plant Pathology Instructor, Plant Health Clinic Diagnostician

Black Rot is a common disease of crucifers grown here in Arkansas. See the article below for more information about prevention.

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Name that Weed!

Tommy Butts

Assistant Professor and Extension Weed Scientist

Be the first to email tbutts@uada.edu with the correct common name of this weed species that can be found in wetland and roadside areas, particularly along rivers and lakes, to win a prize. Good luck!

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Fall and Winter to-do List for Blackberry

Aaron Cato

Assistant Professor and Horticulture IPM Specialist

After blackberries are harvested there are still many pests that need to be monitored and controlled throughout the fall and winter months to ensure that yields are maximized in the following year. See below for recommendations on management.

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Large Patch Management in Warm-Season Grasses

Wendell Hutchens

Assistant Professor of Turfgrass Science

Large patch (Rhizoctonia solani) is a widespread, damaging disease of warm-season grasses in Arkansas. Properly identifying the disease as well as managing it through cultural and chemical practices allows for healthier and more aesthetically-pleasing turfgrass.

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Drain Flies

Jon Zawislak

Assistant Professor of Apiculture and Urban Entomology

Fuzzy little drain flies can appear suddenly and mysteriously, becoming a nuisance in kitchens, bathrooms, and other places with moisture and organic matter. Persistent efforts may be required to identify and eliminate breeding sites. 

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