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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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Yield response of corn varieties to southern rust, insect-related kernel damage, and kernel colonization by fungi - Dr. Austin Hagan

The link below is timely Information summarizing 2014 corn variety trials with a special emphasis on southern rust as well as... more

Fall Vegetable Growers Workshop: Focus on Cole Crops (Dec 4 at Chilton REC, Clanton, 1 p.m.)

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers AssociationIPM Communicator: Insect PestsIPM Communicator: Production SystemsIPM Communicator: Beneficial InsectsVegetable Pest Management ... more

New December 2014 Webinars: IPM in Crucifer Crops, Permaculture, Winter Breeding Nurseries, Dairy Pastures

Join eOrganic for our December webinar series on organic farming and research topics! All webinars are free and open to... more

Austin Hagan's 2014 - 2015 Wheat and Oat Disease Update

See url below for updated Wheat and Oat Disease Timely Information: … Here you... more

Cabbage Insect Pest Management: Recent lessons from field studies

​Cabbages are popular among open field and high tunnel crop producers during fall. While insect pests in open field are... more

HYDROPONICS 101

Are you interested in learning the basics of commercial greenhouse vegetable production? … This... more

LICHENS

get a lot of calls at the Extension office on a wide variety of topics. One ... more

Tis the Season for Winter Grain Mites

Shareline: Watch Out for Winter Grain Mites in Overseeded Small Grains and Ryegrass … ... more

November 11, 2014: Diversity by Design: Using Trap Crops to Control the Crucifer Flea Beetle

to Control the Crucifer Flea Beetle, by entomologist Joyce Parker of the EPA. The webinar will take ... more

PECAN PRODUCTION ON A SMALL SCALE

you ever wondered why the nuts on your pecan tree are undeveloped? There are … ... 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...