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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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ADAI Inspection Report for Mobile, Washington, and Clarke Counties

Report for May 9, 2016 Japanese beetles were seen in two traps on May 12 along Highway 43 in Axis... more

NEW Pest Alert: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys)

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an insect not previously seen on our continent, was apparently accidentally introduced into eastern... more

Dodder, a Parasitic Plant

If you notice "tendrils" in plants that you are growing, you should be aware of what this is. The "tendrils"... more

Managing Fire Ants with Baits

Fire ants can be a major problem for anyone in the southeast and even in other parts of the country... more

Impatiens downy mildew (IDM)

IDM was found in GA this past weekend on recently purchased plants … Presumably... more

Sugarcane Aphids Found in Central Alabama, Section 18 Update

Sugarcane aphids were found in central Alabama on Johnsongrass on May 3. If they follow the same pattern as last year,... more

Gramoxone Drift on Corn

Gramoxone Drift can be a concern in corn particularly when it comes to if yields will be affected... more

​Pre-register for the Alabama Beginning Farmer Electronic Curriculum

Fruit and vegetable industry is one of the fastest growing agricultural industries in … https://sites.aces.edu/group/commhort/blog/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=301... more

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings now Available!

Commercial Horticulture Extension Team and the Alabama Beginning Farmer Project organizes monthly webinars for providing …... more

Crucifer Crop IPM Scouting Report: Watch For Yellowmargined Leaf Beetles And Caterpillars

This information is based on crop scouting on commercial farms and research stations in Central and South Alabama... 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...