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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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PLANT IDENTIFICATION: QUEEN ANNE’S POCKET MELON

L.) is a highly aromatic and fragrant fruit which is often described as a mixture … ... more

White Sugarcane Aphid Found on Sorghum in Escambia County, Alabama

This week Dr. Austin Hagan from Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System found white sugarcane aphid on sorghum in his variety... more

PESTICIDE PROGRAM UPDATE: EPA Introduces New Graphic to Help Consumers Make Informed Choices about Insect Repellents

​EPA has just released a new graphic design for insect repellent labels.  Please find EPAs release below and be aware of... more

Fall Armyworms in Forage Grasses Update, Week of July 14

Fall armyworms in pastures or hayfields have now been reported in 18 counties, as of July 14, 2014: Blount,... more

ADULT TARNISHED PLANT BUGS AND CLUMPING APHIDS

A combination of adult tarnished plant bugs and clumping … aphids are being reported... more

PRECISION AG WORKSHOP: Big Data: Managing Your Most Elusive Farm Asset

​Discover new opportunities with BIG DATA!   … Join Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey,... more

​Bacterial Spot on Tomato and Pepper

spot has been a common problem on tomato and peppers this year.  Most damage from the disease is seen on... more

​Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest management, or IPM, is the practice of using … a variety of... more

​PRESENCE OF THE TAWNY CRAZY ANT

been confirmation of the presence of the tawny crazy ant, Nylanderia … fulva, from a... more

​SUSTAINABLE PEST MANAGEMENT IN GREENHOUSES AND HIGHTUNNELS

temperature, light and relative humidity are controlled have relied for many … years on... 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...