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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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2013 Agronomic Crops Team IMPACT REPORT

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has published an impact summary for the Agronomics Crops Team detailing results and outcomes for... more

January 27 Workshop on Controlling Insects in On-Farm Grain Bins

Join us on January 27, 2015 for a hands-on workshop on stored grain pest management.  The workshop will be held at... more

​BASIL DOWNY MILDEW

Basil downy mildew (Peronospora belbahrii) has been identified in several greenhouse operations across the state recently. Under the right environmental... more

​ALABAMA IPM COMMUNICATOR NEWSLETTER OUTCOMES AND IMPACT SURVEY

​Background: About 18 issues of the IPM Communicator newsletter were released in 2014. The newsletter has a PDF version (numbered... more

2015 AFVGA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW

Welcome to the Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference and Tradeshow, Feb 6-7, 2015. The entire Commercial Horticulture Extension Team... more

Keep Insects Out of On-Farm Grain Bins

Join us on January 30, 2015 for a hands-on workshop on stored grain pest management.  The workshop will be held at... more

Yield response of corn varieties to southern rust, insect-related kernel damage, and kernel colonization by fungi - Dr. Austin Hagan

The link below is timely Information summarizing 2014 corn variety trials with a special emphasis on southern rust as well as... more

Fall Vegetable Growers Workshop: Focus on Cole Crops (Dec 4 at Chilton REC, Clanton, 1 p.m.)

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers AssociationIPM Communicator: Insect PestsIPM Communicator: Production SystemsIPM Communicator: Beneficial InsectsVegetable Pest Management ... more

New December 2014 Webinars: IPM in Crucifer Crops, Permaculture, Winter Breeding Nurseries, Dairy Pastures

Join eOrganic for our December webinar series on organic farming and research topics! All webinars are free and open to... more

Austin Hagan's 2014 - 2015 Wheat and Oat Disease Update

See url below for updated Wheat and Oat Disease Timely Information: … Here you... 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...