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Insects, diseases, weeds, & pests

As they struggle to remain profitable in a highly competitive global economy, farmers must find cost-effective, environmentally-friendly tools to keep insects, plant disease, and other pests at bay. Extension educators are helping farmers meet this challenge with the latest, research-backed tools and methods.

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Commercial Horticulture Extension 2017 Webinars

The Commercial Horticulture Extension Team organizes webinars for providing quick updates to producers on various topics of interest... more

IPM Videos for Beginning Farmers

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

Cotton Production Calendar

Have you ever wondered what a cotton producer's year is like … If you... more

What to Do When You Find Fall Armyworms

Hot and dry summers make it likely we will have problems with fall armyworms in Alabama forages... more

Changes in Label for Prowl H2O on Forages

In the past, Prowl H2O was only labeled on dormant bermudagrass only … It... more

Drought effects on Toxic Plants

Joyce Tredaway Ducar, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Auburn … As Alabama... more

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings - 2016 Series

The Commercial Horticulture Extension Team conducts a …... more

Lawsuit filed over XtendiMax in 9th Circuit Court

A lawsuit was filed on January 20 by several activists groups including the Nation Family Farm Coalition, Center for Food... more

2017 Peach Outlook for North Alabama

Temperate zone fruit and nut trees have built in mechanisms which allow them to deal with climatic or environmental stresses... more

Extension System Conducts Fruit and Vegetable Meetings

On Wednesday, February 22nd, a plasticulture and drip irrigation meeting will be held at the Extension office in Wetumpka... more


Alabama Pest Management Handbook, Vol. I

The Alabama Pest Management Handbook – Volume 1 contains recommendations for major row crops; small and stored grains; pastures and forage crops; commercial turfgrass; and noncropland. It was compiled by both current and former Extension entomologists, plant pathologists, weed scientists, and a pesticide education specialist and provides the most recent information possible on the selection, rates, application, and safe and proper use of pesticides. A directory of the specialists who authored sections in this notebook is included. more...

Alabama Pest Management Handbook, Vol. II

The Alabama Pest Management Handbook – Volume II ccontains recommendations for houses, buildings, and grounds; commercial trees and ornamental crops; commercial horticultural crops; and homeowner lawns and ornamental and garden crops. It was compiled by both current and former Extension entomologists, plant pathologists, weed scientists, and a pesticide safety education specialist and provides the most recent information possible on the selection, rates, application, and safe and proper use of pesticides. A directory of the specialists who authored sections in this notebook is included. more...