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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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Update on Sugarcane Aphids in Alabama, July 2, 2015

​Population densities of sugarcane aphid continued to increase in Alabama sorghum fields this past week.  Above threshold population densities have been... more

Boxwood Blight Infections in Alabama--Meeting

Please see the link below for a meeting about Boxwood Blight in Alabama. The meeting dates are July 7 and... more

Alabama Vegetable Insect Pest Scouting Report - June 29, 2015

​Caterpillar alert: A detailed blog with statewide insect activity … report and maps is... more

Identification of effective toxicants for inclusion in attracticidal spheres for management of swd

mitigate injury by SWD to the crop, chemical control measures must be timed to … ... more

Insect Pheromone trap catches across Alabama (peanut/vegetable crops) – June 29, 2015

​(Numbers are color coded to show relative activity of moths … using total trap... more

Alabama Peanut Insect Pest Scouting Report - June 29, 2015

​Headland and Brewton, AL – Beet and fall armyworm moth … activity continue to... more

Don't Spray Those Sugarcane Aphids Too Soon!

​Last week it was not hard to find sugarcane aphid in sorghum fields in central and south Alabama. About... more

Watch for fall armyworms in summer grass forages

This is a reminder for Alabama forage producers:  don't forget to scout your summer grass forages for fall armyworms.  A... more

​Southern Rust Update

Southern rust was found in a corn variety trial at the Field … Crops... more

Sugarcane Aphids Well Established on Sorghum in Central and SE Alabama, Already Sprayed in SW Alabama

​Just a quick update on last week's post, Sugarcane Aphid Found in Marengo and Baldwin Counties.  Last week, they were also found at subeconomic levels in a... 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...