Upcoming Events:

  • Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center - Field Day

    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location: 13112 AL Highway 68, Crossville, AL 35962
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
    08/30 - Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center - Field Day
  • Henry County Commission Report

    Time: 11:30 AM
    Location: 101 N. Doswell St. Suite A
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
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    09/01 - Henry County Commission Report
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/06 - Farmimg 101
  • Agronomic Crops-Webinar series

    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Duncan Hall - Conference room 112. The webinars in May, June and August will be in Duncan 108
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
    09/13 - Agronomic Crops-Webinar series
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/13 - Farmimg 101
  • Alabama Private Training Course in Region 4

    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Tallapoosa County Extension Office
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
    09/15 - Alabama Private Training Course in Region 4
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/20 - Farmimg 101
  • Backyard Insects and Wildlife

    Time: 9:00 AM
    Location: Wiregrass Research and Extension Center Auditorium 167 AL HWY 134 E. Headland, AL
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/22 - Backyard Insects and Wildlife
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/27 - Farmimg 101
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    10/04 - Farmimg 101
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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.

Insects, Diseases, Weeds & Pests News   RSS

2016 Peach Crop Development Issues

Other fruit crop yields were affected as well, including apple, nectarine and plum and possibly others... more

Pre-registration for the Alabama Beginning Farmer Electronic Curriculum Updates

The Fruit and vegetable industry is one of the fastest growing agricultural industries in Alabama with many beginning farmers interested... more

Revised Publication for Controlling Fall Amryworms Now Available

Recently, many people across Alabama have been experiencing a heavy infestation of fall armyworms …... more

ADAI Inspection Report

Inspection Report Week of August 15, 2016 Phytophthora root rot was diagnosed in boxwoods at two locations... more

Bacterial Gall of Loropetalum

Bacterial gall on Loropetalum, caused by Pseudomonas savastanoi, was first reported in the United States in 2013... more

Considerations for Choosing an Insecticide to Control Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

Now that we are in the third month of the 2016 outbreak of fall armyworms, it has been necessary to... more

Tomato Problems

We get a lot of calls every year from people with gardening questions, and if you have questions I encourage... more

Chinch Bugs in Alabama Forages, August 4, 2016

I have heard of several damaging chinch bug infestations in the last week …... more

Monitoring Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and other Native stink bugs in Alabama

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) (Figure 1) is an invasive insect native to Asia and was likely introduced to... more

Cotton bollworm and soybean looper moth trap catches have increased significantly

July 10, 2016 - Numbers of cotton bollworm (CBW) moths collected in large cone-shaped pheromone-baited traps have increased significantly... 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...