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Educational events in Alabama and the Southeast (updated weekly)

Year-round ACES training programs open to the public Private Pesticide Applicator Training Classes (Alabama Pesticide Education Program) http//www.aces.edu/anr/pesticidemgt/ Alabama Master... more

Soybean rust on the move in Alabama

Soybean rust was detected in Houston, Dale, Autauga, Elmore, Butler, Conecuh, Escambia, Clarke and Marengo counties this week... more

Precision Ag and IPM: Effectiveness of Automated Traps for Pest Monitoring

This article is based on research observations with a new product; mention of names should not be considered as product... more

Bitter rot in fruits

As apple crop is growing well and sizing sweet and juicy fruit, small, sunken brown lesions, sometimes surrounded by a... more

Caterpillars on the rise in peanuts (pest update for Aug 11, 2017)

The Alabama Peanut IPM program conducts routine pest monitoring using sticky wing traps from various locations statewide... more

Charcoal rot: A hidden threat to soybean yield

The persistent hot weather in many areas of the country this growing season may be conducive to the development of... more

Pest management training videos for beginning farmers

Alabama Vegetable IPM Project reaches out to a large variety of audience through multiple communication channels... more

Commercial turfgrass insect control recommendations

The ACES publication IPM 1313, commercial turfgrass recommendations for insect control, is currently being updated …... more

How to identify and manage spider mites on vegetables

With summer comes hot and dry weather in the southeast … Many insect pests... more

Peanut insect pest highlights for July 28, 2017

This report is based on sticky wing pheromone trap catches from 16 locations and direct crop scouting, along with information... more