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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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Monitoring Ambrosia beetles in Chilton County

Ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera Curculoinidae, Scolytinae) typically infest trees that are stressed, in decline or dying …... more

Thornless Blackberry Cultivars with Resistance to Double Blossom/Rosette Disease

Blackberry is a delightful native crop to many areas of the United States that is adapted to a wide range... more

Impact of Velum Total on Pod and Root Damage, Peanut Root-Knot Nematode Juvenile Populations, Leaf Spot, White Mold and Yield of Peanut

The effectiveness of Velum Total alone or in combination with a pegging-time application of Propulse was compared with AgLogic aldicarb 15G for... more

Early emergence of insects expected due to unseasonable warm winter and spring

But we are experiencing earlier-than-normal pest emergence, due to the above-average late winter and early spring temperatures... more

Termite swarming season begins - ready for house insepction to prevent and/or control termite infestation

The spring weather this year has been in favor of termite swarming … Two... more

ADAI Inspection Report for Baldwin County

Inspection Report Week of April 3, 2017 I've started looking inside the foliage at the base of 'Sky Pencil' hollies... more

Interaction of Planting Date and Seeding Rate on Seedling Populations, TSW and White Mold Incidence, Leaf Spot Defoliation, and Yield of Three Peanut Cultivars in a Dryland Production System

Seed account for up to 20% of the total variable production costs for peanut …... more

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings - 2017 Series

The Commercial Horticulture Extension Team organizes webinars for providing quick updates to …... more

Target spot incited defoliation and yield response of selected cotton varieties over a three-year period in Southwest Alabama

The yield response and reaction of selected mid- and full-season commercial cotton varieties to target spot, incited by Corynespora cassiicola,... more

Update on Sugarcane Aphid for Forage and Grain Sorghum Producers in Alabama

The sugarcane aphid has become a chronic pest of forage and grain sorghum in Alabama …... 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...