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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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​JAPANESE BEETLES

proverb that goes something like this, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”. … ... more

​WHITE SUGARCANE APHID UPDATE

have had numerous opportunities to further observe spread and control of fields … infested... more

​SOUTHERN BLIGHT

caused by the soil-borne fungus Sclerotium rolfsii. The disease is a common … problem... more

​PREPARING FIELDS AFTER THE LAST HARVEST

we near the end of the spring/summer growing season, it’s time to start … ... more

COTTON PESTS

It has been a while since we last discussed or posted … concerning the... more

​FROGEYE LEAF SPOT ALERT

Frog eye leaf spot (FLS) has been observed in … numerous field in central... more

The Next Wave of Fall Armyworm Damage IS HERE!

Since July 26, when I wrote that the next wave of armyworms is expected soon, cattlemen, farm supply retailers, and extension agents have let me... more

Watch for Next Wave of Fall Armyworms in Forage Grasses

We will probably find more fall armyworm damage in the next week or so, as the offspring of the previous... more

White Sugarcane Aphid Found on Sorghum in Escambia and Chilton Counties in Alabama

Updated July 26, 2014: Dr. Hagan reports white sugarcane aphids from his plots on Clanton, AL (Chilton Co,).  Drs. Catchott,... more

Useful Soybean Extension Publications

The following two extension publications can provide useful information for soybeans this year. The first publication covers FUNGICIDE EFFICACY FOR... 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...