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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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ADAI Mobile and Baldwin County Inspection Report Week of March 13, 2017

Podocarpus aphids were seen on … podocarpus … They were seen on one plant... more

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings - 2017 Series

The Commercial Horticulture Extension Team organizes webinars for providing quick updates to …... more

Cowpea curculio saga: Insecticides struggling to control this rising threat in Alabama

Southern pea or cowpea (Vigna sp … Pest spectrum includes chewing insect pests like... more

2017 Agronomic Crops Webinar Series Provides Timely Information for Alabama Farmers

The Agronomic Crops Team from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is pleased to announce a series of monthly webinars for... more

Update: Changes for the Alabama Crops Website

Over the past few months, you may have noticed changes being made to www.AlabamaCrops.com. Almost all of the content... more

Times of Greatest Importance for Cotton Insects in Alabama

THRIPS Thrips may delay maturity if heavy damage occurs at the 1 to 5th true leaf stage... more

​ Sclerotinia White Mold (Timber Rot) Detected on Tomatoes in Greenhouse operation and on Strawberries in the Field

Sclerotinia White Mold was found on tomatoes growing in a greenhouse in east-central Alabama and in a strawberry production field... more

Washington County Inspection Report

Week of February 27, 2017 Tea scale crawlers are normally seen when wisteria blooms, but it appears that the very... 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


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...