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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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Alabama IPM Communicator Newsletter Issue#6

​Welcome to another issue of the Alabama IPM Communicator Newsletter – a special publication on pest management and sustainable agriculture. Topics in this... more

Blueberry Rust Alert

​Blueberry rust disease symptoms and management … Agriculture: Insects, Diseases, Weeds and Pests ... more

Fusarium Head Scab Management in Alabama Wheat

​Summarize procedures for managing scab and wheat and detection of mycotoxins in grain. … ... more

The best test for potting mixes

A.U. Soil Testing Laboratory is encountering more and more gardeners (yes, some … Master... more

Damage caused to peach trees during the freeze on March 26, 2014

The purpose of the video is to show how to evaluate the freeze damage done to peaches.  I thought it would... more

Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes and Other Vegetables—Causes and Prevention

Tomato growers must take care to avoid … blossom-end rot (BER), a disorder that... more

Kudzu Bugs No Match for Old Man Winter’s Persistence

by  James Langcuster  on 3/11/2014 9:22 AM … Category: Ag Crops; Home Grounds and Garden; Commerical Horticulture ... more

High Tunnel Vegetable Production Meeting

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will hold a High Tunnel Vegetable Production Meeting Tuesday, March 25 from 9 a.m.... more

IPM Newsletter Issue 4

​‘Welcome to another issue of the Alabama IPM Communicator Newsletter – a special publication on pest management and sustainable agriculture.... more

Not Your Grandfather’s Extension Program

 More people want to eat food grown locally. More people are seeing opportunities in starting small farms that produce vegetables... 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...