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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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2017 Agronomic Crops Webinar Series Provides Timely Information for Alabama Farmers

The Agronomic Crops Team from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is pleased to announce a series of monthly webinars for... more

When in drought, don’t forget to scout!

This article should appeal to a wide range of producers across Alabama … Year... more

IPM Videos for Beginning Farmers

Alabama Vegetable IPM Project reaches out to a large variety of audience through multiple communication channels... more

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings - 2016 Series

The Commercial Horticulture Extension Team conducts a …... more

ADAI Inspection Report

Inspection Report Week of January 2, 2017 Cypress Twig gall midge galls seen earlier in bald cypress trees are now in the... more

Effectiveness of organic insecticides for controlling the yellowmargined leaf beetle

Numerous past articles in the IPM Communicator have described the biology and behavior of the yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB, Microtheca... more

Drought effects on Toxic Plants

As Alabama continues with below average rainfall and above average temperatures, the drought is taking its toll on the pastures... more

Moving Hay May Spread Cogongrass in Alabama

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management … Current drought conditions have left many Alabama... more

Pest Alert: Red Banded Thrips

Over the past year the Red Banded Thrip (RBT) (Selenothrips rubrocinctus) has begun to show its ugly head in South... more

​ Peach Tree Observations Related to Drought Conditions in North Alabama

Trees are long-lived plants with some living for decades or even centuries … Temperate... 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...