Arkansas producers can learn to get the most out of their pest management dollars at one of six pesticide application clinics across the state, according to a news release.


This spring’s clinics will be: Feb. 20 – Stuttgart — Rice Research Center in Stuttgart; Feb. 21 – McGehee – Men’s Center; Feb. 22 – Forrest City – Woodruff Electric Cooperative Corp.; March 5 – Newport – ASU-Newport; March 6 – Paragould – Greene County Fairgrounds and March 7 – Manila – Manila Municipal Airport.


Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., with the sessions beginning at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served.


“This is an opportunity for producers to get their pre-season skills honed by learning about new technology to help them be more productive and efficient in the field,” said Jason Davis, extension spray application technologist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.


Attendees can also obtain free nozzle tests by bringing three to five nozzles and caps to be analyzed for percentage wear, Davis said.


“This analysis has the potential to save a producer thousands of dollars and is a great way to set them up with better nozzles for the upcoming spray season.”


For more information about the meetings, contact Jason Davis at jdavis@uaex.edu or 501-749-2077.


For more information about application and pest management, contact a county extension office, www.uaex.edu/counties or visit www.uaex.edu.


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without discrimination.