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We are part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s statewide network and the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. Our mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkansans improve their economic well-being and the quality of their lives.  Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the White County Extension Office is at your service! 

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Spurweed is a small, low-growing, mat-forming winter annual with lacy leaves. Spurweed produces a spiny fruit (insert) from April to June.  

Chemical control: Readily controlled by preemergence or early postemergence applications of atrazine or simazine in tolerant grasses.  Timing is key to satisfactory control.  Apply herbicides in December to prevent development of seeds. If that timing is missed make the application before March 1.  Metsulfuron (Manor), Mansion, Blade or MSMA OD25) or three way combinations (MCPP+dicamba+2,4-D) provide postemergence control of spurweed. Metsulfuron or a three way (Trimec) may be tank mixed with either simazine or atrazine to improve control.

 For more information, contact your county extension office. 



Azalea leaf gall

 Azalea Leaf Gall

Photo credit: Dr. Rick Cartwright


Azalea Leaf gall looks worse than it actually is. This diseases starts out with a few leaves getting thick and waxy and usually bright green.  They turn white in color. The key is to prune them out when you see them  to prevent spores from forming.  This is a disease that is active during cool wet spring weather. 


 For more information call 501-268-5394 .