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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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The Next Wave of Fall Armyworm Damage IS HERE!

Since July 26, when I wrote that the next wave of armyworms is expected soon, cattlemen, farm supply retailers, and extension agents have let me... more

TARGET SPOT ON SOYBEANS

spot has been observed in numerous commercial fields in recent weeks. The … disease... more

ALERT TO FRUIT GROWERS: SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA

should be on the lookout for a new and very damaging invasive pest which … ... more

Agricultural Pesticide Clean Day Offers Disposal Opportunity to Farmers and Landowners

August 27, 2014— The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are offering an Agricultural... more

​Soybean rust detected in Escambia County

was detected in a soybean sentinel plot in Brewton in Escambia County on August … ... more

White Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in Twelve Alabama Counties

Updated August 25: White sugarcane aphid was found in sorghum in Lowndes COunty last week. … ... 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

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


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...