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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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Should You Use an Insecticide Seed Treatment on Grain Sorghum?

This is an easy question to answer Yes … Insecticide seed treatments protect young seedlings from... more

Alabama Crops Monthly Webinar Series to Provide Timely Information for Growers

The Agronomic Crops Team from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is pleased to announce a series of monthly webinars for... more

Check Alabama Small Grains for Aphids

Small grains may be at higher risk this season for two diseases, barley yellow dwarf and cereal yellow dwarf ... more

Dicamba-tolerant soybeans approved in China

Monsanto Company announced that commercial Dicamba-tolerant soybeans will be available for the 2016 growing season … ... more

​Getting Started Growing Horticultural Crops

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association;#IPM Communicator: Miscellaneous … I work with producers in the... more

Vegetable IPM Videos for Self-Paced Learning

IPM Communicator: Insect Pests;#Vegetable Pest Management … Alabama Vegetable IPM Project reaches out to... more

Challenges to Cowpea Curculio Management in Alabama

IPM Communicator: Insect Pests;#IPM Communicator: Production Systems;#Vegetable Pest Management … Cowpeas or southern peas... more

Yield Response and Yield Reaction of Corn Varieties at Multiple Alabama Locations in 2015

Selected Pioneer, DeKalb, and Northrup King corn hybrids were screened at 2 Southwest Alabama and one Central Alabama locations ... more

​3rd Warmest Winter in Over 57 Years: Low Chill Hour Accumulation Concerns Fruit Growers

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association;#IPM Communicator: Miscellaneous … Only 485 hours below 45... more

​Chilton Area Peach Production Meeting

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association;#IPM Communicator: Miscellaneous … Researchers and Growers Discuss Effects... 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...