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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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Educational Events in Alabama and the Southeast (Updated Weekly)

Year-round ACES training programs open to the public Private Pesticide Applicator Training Classes (Alabama Pesticide Education Program) http//www.aces.edu/anr/pesticidemgt/ Alabama Master... more

ADAI Inspection Report for Mobile and Baldwin Counties

Inspection Report Week of September 4, 2017 The pictures above show damage done to the bark at... more

Multi-year Study of the High Tunnel Pest Exclusion System for Reducing Insect Pest Outbreaks

This report is an update regarding the high tunnel pest exclusion (HTPE) system …... more

Moth Trap Catch Report and Insect Pest Update for Cotton and Soybean Producers (Sept 16, 2017)

During the period 9/6 – 9/12 moth trap catch numbers for cotton bollworm were lower in comparison to the previous... more

Fruit Production and IPM Workshops in Clay and Montgomery Counties

On Tuesday, October 24th, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will have a walking tour of fruit and vegetable production at... more

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings - 2017 Series

The Commercial Horticulture Extension Webinars aime at providing quick updates to producers and …... more

Mid-late Season Weed Problem in Peanut

Since mid-July, I have received several grower inquiries regarding mid-late season weed control in peanut …... more

Moth Trap Catch Report and Insect Pest Update

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 During the period August 22-28 the cotton bollworm (CBW) trap catch numbers were steady to higher in... more

Weather impact on insects: Major shifts in pest activity and abundance in peanuts

This report is based on continuous insect monitoring information (May to August) using sticky wing pheromone traps... more

ADAI Inspection Report

Week of August 21, 2017 Second-generation Florida Wax Scale crawlers should be out now or very soon... 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...