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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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START IMPROVING NEXT SUMMER’S GARDEN THIS FALL

receive a lot of questions at the Extension office each year from farmers and … ... more

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

​WEED CONTROL IN ORNAMENTAL GREENHOUSES AND COLD FRAMES

you are between crops in your greenhouse or getting ready to move plants into … ... more

NEW TOOL FOR FIRE BLIGHT CONTROL IN POME FRUIT

recently announced the EPA registration of Kasumin bactericide. Kasumin offers … a unique mode... more

​Asian Pear Cultivar Evaluation Trial in Alabama

​Asian pears are considerably different from the old hard home-grown … varieties like ‘Keiffer’... more

Cooler Nights Provide Excellent Opportunity for Aerating Grain Bins

​The weather forecast for Alabama is calling for some coooler nights in the week ahead, with lows in the 40's... more

​2015 AFVGA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW

Once again it is time for the … fruit and vegetable growers’ association conference.... more

​FACTS ABOUT FLEAS AT HOME

spend most of the time on the animal, the dog in this case.  Fleas don’t … ... more

Webinar Explains How to Deal with Sugarcane Aphid

​Last week Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Research produced an excellent webinar about sugarcane aphid.  The webinar covers biology of... more

Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in 16 Alabama Counties

Updated September 25: Add Marengo County to the list of counties where sugarcane aphid has been reported. ... 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...