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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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​Pre-register for the Alabama Beginning Farmer Electronic Curriculum

IPM Communicator: Miscellaneous;#Vegetable Pest Management;#IPM Communicator: Diseases;#IPM Communicator: Insect Pests;#IPM Communicator: Weeds;#Strawberry;#Commercial Greenhouse …... more

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings now Available!

IPM Communicator: Diseases;#IPM Communicator: Insect Pests;#IPM Communicator: Production Systems;#IPM Communicator: Weeds;#Vegetable Pest Management …... more

Crucifer Crop IPM Scouting Report: Watch For Yellowmargined Leaf Beetles And Caterpillars

IPM Communicator: Insect Pests;#Vegetable Pest Management … This information is based on crop scouting... more

High Tunnel Pest Exclusion System That Does Not Exclude Natural Enemies

IPM Communicator: Insect Pests;#IPM Communicator: Beneficial Insects … The concept of High Tunnel Pest... more

Effectiveness of Your Fertility Program: Using Plant Analysis/Leaf Tissue Testing

Dr. Joe Kemble, Extension Vegetable Specialist Leaf tissue testing (also called plant analysis) is the best option when deciding... more

Stored Grain Pest Management Workshop

Central Alabama Stored Grain Pest Management Workshop … On-farm storage capacity lets you keep the... more

Scout Alabama Corn for Early Season Damage from Insect Pests

All too often we find corn that has already been damaged by early season insect pests …... more

Don’t Forget to Read Your Pesticide Label!

Planting is underway this time of year and Burndown as well as preemergence herbicides should be applied in order to give... more

​Bacterial Spot on Pepper and Tomato

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association;#IPM Communicator: Diseases … Bacterial spot was detected on... more

New Southeast Regional Caneberry Production Guide

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association;#IPM Communicator: Miscellaneous … A new 2016 Southeast Regional Caneberry... 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...