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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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Pheromone trap catches for major insect pests (peanut and vegetable crops) – August 17, 2015

​Beet armyworms (BAW): Has 5-6 generations in the south. Host … plants include bean,... more

Tick Problems and Organic Control

Ticks are blood feeding external parasite of mammals, birds, and reptiles​. They are also important vectors of disease causing agents.... more

Alabama Vegetable Insect Pest Scouting Report - June 29, 2015

​Caterpillar alert: A detailed blog with statewide insect activity … report and maps is... more

Vegetable Insect Pest Scouting Report – August 3, 2015 (Alabama)

For statewide distribution maps of various insect pest species, visit https://sites.aces.edu/group/crops/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=90.   … We have detected plenty of caterpillar... more

Peanut Insect Pest Scouting Report – August 3, 2015 (Alabama)

​Headland and Brewton, AL – For statewide distribution maps of various insect pest species, visit https://sites.aces.edu/group/crops/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=90.  … ... more

Insect Pheromone trap catches across Alabama – July 18, 2015

​(Numbers are color coded to show relative activity of moths … using total trap... more

​Fruit and Vegetable Growers Annual Conference and Tradeshow on November 19-20, 2015

The Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association invites … you to an exciting and... more

Alabama Peanut Insect Pest Scouting Report – July 18, 2015

​Headland and Brewton, AL – A detailed blog with statewide insect … activity report... more

Check Bermudagrass Forage for the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot, July 24, 2015

Damage from bermudagrass stem maggot was reported from Franklin and Cherokee Counties this week.  Damage had previously been reported from... more

It is Time to Look for Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

This week cattlemen and extension agents  reported finding damaging populations of fall armyworm in hayfields in 4 counties: Pike, Calhoun,... 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...