Upcoming Events:

  • Headland Farmers Market

    Time: 3:00 PM
    Location: Headland Square
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
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    07/29 - Headland Farmers Market
  • Agronomic Crops-Webinar series

    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Duncan Hall - Conference room 112. The webinars in May, June and August will be in Duncan 108
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
    08/09 - Agronomic Crops-Webinar series
  • East Central Alabama Crops Tour

    Time: 9:00 AM
    Location: 4725 County Road 40 Shorter, Al
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
    08/25 - East Central Alabama Crops Tour
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/06 - Farmimg 101
  • Agronomic Crops-Webinar series

    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Duncan Hall - Conference room 112. The webinars in May, June and August will be in Duncan 108
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
    09/13 - Agronomic Crops-Webinar series
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/13 - Farmimg 101
  • Alabama Private Training Course in Region 4

    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Tallapoosa County Extension Office
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
    09/15 - Alabama Private Training Course in Region 4
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/20 - Farmimg 101
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/27 - Farmimg 101
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    10/04 - Farmimg 101
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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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Soybean Rust Update

There have been no new reports of soybean rust in Alabama during the month of July... 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

USDA Organic Cost Share Applications available

Thanks to Organic Certification Cost Share Programs, USDA-certified organic farmers and handlers can now recover part of their certification costs... more

Cotton bollworm and soybean looper moth trap catches have increased significantly

July 10, 2016 - Numbers of cotton bollworm (CBW) moths collected in large cone-shaped pheromone-baited traps have increased significantly... more

ADAI Inspection Reports for Mobile, Washington, and Clarke Counties

Inspection Report Week of July 4, 2016Pests seen recently mites on Italian cypress; chilli thrips heavily attacking pieris, mahonia... more

Updated Monitoring Results for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in Berry Crops

July 7, 2016 Studies continue to monitor for SWD infestation in berry crops in Central Alabama... more

Leaffooted Bugs and Caterpillars on Vegetables (July 1, 2016)

For statewide moth activity report and distribution maps, please refer to this blog …... more

Watch for Lesser Cornstalk Borers, Armyworms, and Budworms in Peanuts (June 23, 2016)

To see the blog with detailed insect photos and statewide pest distribution maps with moth counts, please refer to this blog... more

Download the High Tunnel Crop Production iBook for Free!

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's iBook, "High Tunnel Crop Production Handbook", is a great tool to help farmers who are... more

General Report on Moth Activity across Alabama (June 23, 2016)

Welcome to another series of insect pest alerts based on information generated from the pheromone trap catches from 14 locations... 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...