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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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WIREGRASS CROPS UPDATE for the Week of August 18th

​This update cover the effect of dry weather currently being experienced and its affect on crops in the Wiregrass region of Alabama.  Recent visits... more

Observations of White Sugarcane Aphid in the Auburn University Agronomy Crops Garden

Last week Dr. Dennis Delaney discovered white sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, on sorghum in the Auburn University Crops Garden in... more

​NEW VEGETABLE IPM PUBLICATIONS FOR ORGANIC AND SMALL FARMS

Alabama Organic IPM Program is now three years old and it has provided … ... more

EPA PESTICIDE PROGRAM UPDATES

part of the EPA’s effort to build a more user-friendly website, we have … ... more

KEEP CHECKING THOSE FORAGES FOR FALL ARMYWORM UNTIL FIRST FROST

At some point each year I give up … keeping track of counties and... more

WAWONA PACKING CO. EXPANDS ITS VOLUNTARY RECALL OF FRESH, WHOLE PEACHES, PLUMS, NECTARINES, AND PLUOTS BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -

July 31, 2014 - Out of an abundance of … caution, Wawona Packing Company... more

SOYBEAN RUST ON SOYBEANS

9/3/2014- Soybean rust (SBR) was detected in a soybean … sentinel plot in Prattville... more

GROWING 87.5% VITIS VINIFERA GRAPES WITHIN THE HIGH PIERCE’S DISEASE PRESSURE SOUTHEASTERN REGION

Pierce’s Disease (PD) is a serious threat to the cultivation of grapes in the … ... more

White Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in Eleven Alabama Counties

Updated August 15: AU and Agribusiness personnel  have also found it in Autauga, Coffee, Lee and Macon counties.  In some... more

Herbicide Knowledge Required to Control Weeds

​One of the most difficult chores for landowners and homeowners is controlling unwanted weeds and brush.  The constant mowing, trimming,... 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...