On June 24, Gus Lorenz, Arkansas Extension entomologist,reported that blister beetles “have been tough” around the state.

Blister beetles have invaded “soybeans, particularly in some of the drier areas of the state,” writes Lorenz. “It seems like one of the hardest hit areas is the Arkansas River Valley from Conway up through Fort Smith, but we’ve also seen blister beetles in northeast and southeast Arkansas.”

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