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EPA Approves Section 18 Exemption for Control of Sugarcane Aphid on Sweet Sorghum

On June 12, the EPA granted an exemption for the use of flupyradifurone (Sivanto Prime) insecticide for use on... more

June is Cotton 'Sidedress' Time

While cotton planting for the 2017 crop season is winding down, more work is in store for producers... more

Cotton PGR Management in High Rainfall

The 2017 growing season is thus far a decidedly wet one … Rainfall throughout... more

Safe, Smart Pesticide Use

Summer has arrived in full force with rising temperatures, which means pests may start causing problems in our gardens and... more

Educational event in Alabama and the Southeast

Long-term ACES educational programs open to a wide range of audience Private Pesticide Applicator Training Classes (Alabama Pesticide Education Program)... more

Herbicide Injury on Crop Caused by Excessive Rainfall

In the last several weeks since the start of May, we had too much rainfall (>15 inches in many areas)... more

Incorrect transplanting can be an expensive mistake

Specimen ball-and-burlap trees are popular options for new landscapes and landscapes that are being renovated …... more

New educational resources for aquaponics

Over the past 10 years there has been a surge of interest on information on aquaponic production... more

Early season peanut insect activity in Alabama (June 15, 2017)

Below is a brief discussion of the seasonal activity of thrips and some major caterpillar pests based on moth catches... more

Stored Grain Workshops Scheduled in July

A series of workshops in Alabama will provide farmers with practical advice for managing stored grain pests... more