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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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Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in 17 Alabama Counties

Updated October 24: Added Cullman County to the list. … Updated September 25: Add... more

​TWO WEEK SCOUTING REPORT – VEGETABLE IPM PROJECT

This is a pest alert for producers with leafy greens or cole crops in open field or high tunnel. ... more

Looking Forward to 2015

​Even before farmers began to harvest the 2014 crops, they were looking forward towards 2015 and ... more

INVASIVE PEST FOUND FIRST TIME IN U.S. AT BORDER CROSSING

Moth known to feed on apples, apple … buds, leaves, and shoots, is found... more

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

are all familiar with the term ‘sustainable agriculture’ - it has broad meaning … ... more

START IMPROVING NEXT SUMMER’S GARDEN THIS FALL

receive a lot of questions at the Extension office each year from farmers and … ... more

2013 Agronomic Crops Team IMPACT REPORT

​The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has published an impact summary for the Agronomics Crops Team detailing results and outcomes for... more

​WEED CONTROL IN ORNAMENTAL GREENHOUSES AND COLD FRAMES

you are between crops in your greenhouse or getting ready to move plants into … ... more

NEW TOOL FOR FIRE BLIGHT CONTROL IN POME FRUIT

recently announced the EPA registration of Kasumin bactericide. Kasumin offers … a unique mode... more

​Asian Pear Cultivar Evaluation Trial in Alabama

​Asian pears are considerably different from the old hard home-grown … varieties like ‘Keiffer’... 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...