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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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EPA Approves Section 18 Exemption for Control of Sugarcane Aphid on Sweet Sorghum

On June 12, the EPA granted an exemption for the use of flupyradifurone (Sivanto Prime) insecticide for use on... more

Safe, Smart Pesticide Use

Summer has arrived in full force with rising temperatures, which means pests may start causing problems in our gardens and... more

Educational event in Alabama and the Southeast

Long-term ACES educational programs open to a wide range of audience Private Pesticide Applicator Training Classes (Alabama Pesticide Education Program)... more

Herbicide Injury on Crop Caused by Excessive Rainfall

In the last several weeks since the start of May, we had too much rainfall (>15 inches in many areas)... more

Early season peanut insect activity in Alabama (June 15, 2017)

Below is a brief discussion of the seasonal activity of thrips and some major caterpillar pests based on moth catches... more

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings - 2017 Series

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

Stored Grain Workshops Scheduled in July

A series of workshops in Alabama will provide farmers with practical advice for managing stored grain pests... more

Fungicides compared for the Control of Southern Rust and Yield Response in Late-Planted Irrigated Corn

Fungicides compared for the Control of Southern Rust and Yield Response in Late-Planted Irrigated Corn June 12, 2017... more

Southern rust control in corn

Southern rust (Puccinia polysora) poses a significant threat to corn in the southern third of Alabama and this disease has... more

Don’t let spider mites show their might!

Spider mites (specially the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae) is a regular occurrence in many row crops of 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...