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Nick Bateman, Ph.D.Nick Bateman, Ph.D.Asst Prof./Crop EntomologistUniversity of Arkansas
Nick Bateman, Ph.D., has been with the University of Arkansas Extension Service since 2017, working primarily in rice and soybean. Nick mainly reports on rice pests, including rice water weevil, rice stink bug, and rice billbug, along with many soybean pests.
Ben Thrash, Ph.D.Ben Thrash, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Arkansas
Nick Bateman, Ph.D., is assistant professor and extension entomologist for the University of Arkansas. Common pests he reports on are thrips, corn earworms, plant bugs, armyworm complex, sugarcane aphid, and stink bugs.
Keith DriggsKeith DriggsASRSyngenta
Keith Driggs serves as a Syngenta agronomic service representative in the Mid-South, covering Arkansas. He has been with Syngenta for nearly four decades.

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