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Extension educators are striving to ensure that Alabama farmers remain competitive in a global farming economy even as they adopt safer, more environmentally sustainable production practices.

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2018 Commercial Horticulture Webinar Series Recordings

These webinars aim at providing quick …... more

Grape Root Borer

Grape root borer is found throughout the eastern United States from Pennsylvania and Ohio south but is much more prevalent... more

Grower and Ag Professional Training Events (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

​ Spotted Wing Drosophila and African Fig Fly Detected in Monitoring Traps

The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is an invasive insect first reported in California in 2008 …... more

Slug Management in Vegetables

Frequent rainfall and excessive soil moisture in the fall and early spring can bring some unusual problems for vegetable gardeners... more

Scout Soybeans Closely for Stink Bugs in August

August is the month when Alabama soybean producers typically make the most foliar applications of insecticides to soybeans... more

Snails and Slugs in Peanuts

There have been many producer complaints about snail and slug issues in row crops …... more

Stink Bug Identification and Management in Vegetables

In general, vegetable insect pests have chewing or piercing-sucking mouthparts … Caterpillars, beetles, and... more

Basics of Fall Vegetable Gardening

Many vegetables are well adapted to planting in the summer for fall harvest, which will extend the gardening season so... more

Assessment of Peach Crop Load of Cultivars in Chilton County

In Central Alabama, chill hour requirements of most peach cultivars were satisfied early during dormancy in 2017-2018 dormant season... more