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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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KEY STAGES FOR FRUIT FERTILIZATION IN FRUIT PRODUCTION

of the critical stages of high nutrient demand for fruit trees are pollination, … ... more

​THE VEGETABLE GARDEN

generations back, almost every family had a home vegetable garden. The primary … reason... more

HIGH TUNNEL PRODUCTION AND VEGETABLE IPM MEETING

Location: Winfield Experiment Station, 171 Experiment Loop, Winfield, AL 35594 … Time: Thursday, April... more

​GRANT WORKSHOPS TO SUPPORT LOCAL FOODS

AUBURN, Ala. – Grant-writing workshops designed to help potential applicants understand, develop and submit their Federal grant applications for the... more

SMALL FRUIT AND GRAPE WORKSHOP

​Small Fruit and Grape Workshop with Muscadine Pruning and Vineyard Trellis Installment Demonstration … ... more

Vegetable Insect Pest Management Q&A

These are some common questions that were asked at vegetable IPM meetings completed recently. For details always consult Extension publications... more

The New Farm Bill, Crop Insurance and Conservation Compliance

​The 2014 Farm Bill has changed how fruit and vegetable producers qualify for crop insurance through the Farm Service Agency... more

What's up with lichens on trees and shrubs?

When gardeners see lichen growing on the trunks and branches of trees and shrubs they usually get worried. After all,... more

2015 Peanut IPM Guide Now Available Online

The 2015 Peanut IPM Insect Control Guide (IPM-0360) is up on the ACES website. Visit the link below to explore.... more

Boxwood Blight Updates

Boxwood blight was recently detected in a retail garden center in Alabama. There is also a possibility that infected boxwood... 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...