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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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Watch for Lesser Cornstalk Borers, Armyworms, and Budworms in Peanuts (June 23, 2016)

To see the blog with detailed insect photos and statewide pest distribution maps with moth counts, please refer to this blog... more

Download the High Tunnel Crop Production iBook for Free!

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's iBook, "High Tunnel Crop Production Handbook", is a great tool to help farmers who are... more

General Report on Moth Activity across Alabama (June 23, 2016)

Welcome to another series of insect pest alerts based on information generated from the pheromone trap catches from 14 locations... more

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Alabama

This timely information sheet provides information about the brown marmorated stinkbug, which has been found in 15 counties in Alabamahttps://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=822... more

Alabama Green Industry: Growing Your Future

The challenge of securing a reliable workforce has been an issue for the green industry for several years... more

Early Monitoring Berry Orchards for Spotted Wing Drosophila

June, 2016 In an earlier issue of this Newsletter we have notified our berry growers of a concern Dr. Hannah... more

Herbicide Applications in Hot, Dry Conditions

Herbicides will work best when a plant is actively growing, vigorously growing plants … Herbicide... more

ADAI Inspection Reports for Mobile, Washington, and Clarke Counties

Inspection Report Week of June 6, 2016​ This week, redbanded thrips were found in a home landscape in west Mobile... more

Soybean Rust on the Move in Alabama

Soybean rust (SBR) was detected on kudzu at very low levels in Coffee, Covington, Dale, Escambia, Geneva and Houston counties... more

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings with New Content!

The Commercial Horticulture Extension Team and Alabama Beginning Farmer Project is organizing monthly webinars 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...