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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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​Urban Nuisance – Smelly Kudzu Bugs Making Spring Appearance

Spring is the time that the overwintered stinky kudzu bug adults make appearance in residential areas. There are several different... more

​Sclerotinia White Mold (Timber Rot) Detected on Tomatoes in High Tunnel in Winston County

Sclerotinia White Mold was found on tomatoes growing … in a high tunnel in... more

Weed Control in Ornamental Greenhouses

If you are between crops in your greenhouse or getting ready to move plants into your cold frames, now is... more

Controlling Algae in Greenhouse Lettuce Production

 Hydroponic systems like raft culture (Photo 1) and NFT systems (Photo 2) can get messy fast.  This is especially true... more

High Tunnel and Fruit Production Meeting

Location: Winfield Experiment Station, 171 Experiment Loop, Winfield, AL 35594 … Time: Thursday, April... more

Don't Pay for Nutrients that Are not Needed

 If you are going to fertilize a crop it is important … to perform... more

Small Fruit and Grape Workshop

​Small Fruit and Grape Workshop with Muscadine Pruning and Vineyard Trellis Installment Demonstration … ... more

IPM Strategies for Managing Sugarcane Aphid in Alabama Sorghum

This publication discusses a new key pest of sorghum called the sugarcane aphid.  Tips on how to identify the aphid... more

Insect Pest Scouting Publication for Crucifer Crops

increased production of fall crops in Alabama, there was an urgent need to … ... more

Hedgehog Grain Aphid

found in our area.  While scouting for sugarcane aphids on Johnsongrass … last week,... 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...