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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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Educational events in Alabama and the Southeast (updated weekly)

Year-round ACES training programs open to the public Private Pesticide Applicator Training Classes (Alabama Pesticide Education Program) http//www.aces.edu/anr/pesticidemgt/ Alabama Master... more

Soybean rust on the move in Alabama

Soybean rust was detected in Houston, Dale, Autauga, Elmore, Butler, Conecuh, Escambia, Clarke and Marengo counties this week... more

Precision Ag and IPM: Effectiveness of Automated Traps for Pest Monitoring

This article is based on research observations with a new product; mention of names should not be considered as product... more

Bitter rot in fruits

As apple crop is growing well and sizing sweet and juicy fruit, small, sunken brown lesions, sometimes surrounded by a... more

Caterpillars on the rise in peanuts (pest update for Aug 11, 2017)

The Alabama Peanut IPM program conducts routine pest monitoring using sticky wing traps from various locations statewide... more

Moth trap catch report and insect pest update August 9, 2017

Cotton bollworm (CBW) moth trap catches increased from the last week of July to the first week of August at... more

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings - 2017 Series

The Commercial Horticulture Extension Webinars provide you quick updates for the current farming …... more

Charcoal rot: A hidden threat to soybean yield

The persistent hot weather in many areas of the country this growing season may be conducive to the development of... more

Pest management training videos for beginning farmers

Alabama Vegetable IPM Project reaches out to a large variety of audience through multiple communication channels... more

How to identify and manage spider mites on vegetables

With summer comes hot and dry weather in the southeast … Many insect pests... 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...