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Southeast Arkansas Insect Pest Management

The Entomology program at the Southeast Research and Extension Center in Monticello focuses on insect pests of row crops, with a particular emphasis on the crops and insects that are prevalent in southeastern Arkansas. Much of our research is conducted at the Rohwer Research Station near Kelso, AR, but we also work with local farmers and consultants to evaluate management tactics in commercial fields. Current projects include developing management options for the sugarcane aphid in grain sorghum, refining early season thresholds for whorl feeders in corn, and evaluating control tactics for thrips and tarnished plant bugs in cotton. We participate in collaborative projects with entomologists from surrounding states through the Mid-South Entomologists' Working Group to address pest management problems of regional significance.


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Personnel

Meet the members of the Entomology program at the Southeast Research and Extension Center in Monticello.

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Research

Our research focuses on pest management issues that are relevant to southeast Arkansas and the surrounding region.

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Management

Find management recommendations for specific pests/crops in Arkansas and stay up to date on new developments in row crop pest management.