Private pesticide applicator training

"Herbicide, pesticide, insecticide, which one? How do I apply this? Has your Private Pesticide Applicators license expired? Go ahead and check I will wait," County Agent Hank Chaney asks.

On Aug. 13 at 1 p.m., the Faulkner County Extension Service will host a Private Pesticide Applicator training for agriculture.

"This will be the last training for Faulkner County, so if your license expires this year or early next year it is suggested that you attend this training for recertification," said Hank Chaney, Faulkner County Extension Agent.

The meeting, open to all eligible persons, will be held in the Tommy Lewis Conference Center at the Faulkner County Natural Resource Center, at 110 South Amity, in Conway.

A $10 fee for the class will be collected before the meeting, reservations are not required. Call the Faulkner County Extension Service at 501-329-8344.

Hunter education

"Hunter education programs have always taught young hunters the practice of firearm and hunting safety, says County Extension Agent Hank Chaney.

"Today, hunter education programs are about more than safety. They have been expanded to produce responsible, knowledgeable, and involved hunters — hunters who understand the importance of complying with hunting laws and behaving ethically.

"These programs give beginners a good foundation, and they provide a refresher for veteran hunters," Chaney said.

At 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, there will be a Hunter Education class held in the Tommy Lewis Conference Center in the Faulkner County Natural Resource Center at 110 South Amity, in Conway.

The class will end about 6 p.m, and will include a lunch break. You will need to bring a lunch and any additional snacks you may need and drinks. Please call the Faulkner County Extension Office for more information and to reserve your seat for class.

According to Arkansas state law, anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1969, must complete a hunter education course and carry a valid hunter education card.

To make reservations or for more information, call Hank Chaney, County Extension Agent, 501-329-8344, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Weekly crop report

Producers this week have been baling hay, spraying insecticide to control stinkbugs in rice; applying mid-season nitrogen on rice; applying fungicides to control diseases; spraying herbicides to control weeds in soybeans.

Livestock condition is fair; pasture and range condition, fair; hay, fair; soybeans, poor; corn is 100 percent tasseled; subsoil moisture, sort; soil moisture 100 percent short; only three days suitable for field work.