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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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Drought effects on Toxic Plants

As Alabama continues with below average rainfall and above average temperatures, the drought is taking its toll on the pastures... more

​ Peach Tree Observations Related to Drought Conditions in North Alabama

Trees are long-lived plants with some living for decades or even centuries … Temperate... more

Controlling Early Season Insect Pests in Small Grains in Alabama 2016 Update

Fall-planted small grains such as wheat, barley, rye, and oats are vulnerable to the attack of several insects... more

Cotton Boll Rot: Potential Causes & Management Considerations

Boll Rot in cotton is a frequent issue in Alabama, and when growers notice it in their fields around harvest... more

Death due to Dicamba in Arkansas

http//www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/ar-man-shot-dead-in-farm-dispute The link above will take you to a story about the misuse of dicamba resulting in the death of... more

How to Keep Your Yields Up and Weeds Down in Wheat

Joyce Tredaway Ducar, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, and Kathy Flanders, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University06... more

Pest alert for high tunnel crop producers with crucifer crops

This article was originally published in 2014 but has been updated in 2016 with new information (like the resources... more

Squash IPM update: Hubbard squash trap crop works on large acres!

Squash producers are bugged by three major insect pests … Cucumber beetles are early... more

​ ADAI Inspection Report

Week of September 5, 2016 Now is the time to be on the lookout for chilli thrips... more

Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference Scheduled For Nov. 17-18

The Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association's annual fall conference is slated for Nov. 17-18 at the Clanton Conference and... 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...