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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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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Fertility Program—Using Plant Analysis/Leaf Tissue Testing

Leaf tissue testing (also called plant analysis) is the best option when …... more

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

Old World Bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, and Bollworms Hybridizing in Brazil

Australian scientists have confirmed hybridization of two of the world's major pest species into what they say could be a... more

Gramoxone-based treatment evaluation in dryland peanut

May 11, 2018 - Gramoxone (paraquat) is a commonly used herbicide in peanut for weed control... more

2018 Commercial Horticulture Webinar Series Recordings

These webinars aim at providing quick …... more

​ Monitoring Ambrosia beetles in Chilton County: An Update

Female ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera Curculoinidae, Scolytinae) may bore holes in peach trees usually at the site of lenticels... more

In-season San Jose Scale Management

If you were not able to apply all of the dormant sprays to control San Jose scale in your peach... more

Wheat Disease Situation for mid-May

Weather patterns have gotten much warmer and drier over the past three weeks since the last report... more

Blue Disease in Cotton

Blue disease, which is caused by the aphid transmitted virus cotton leafroll dwarf, was tenatively identified in cotton collected in... more

Pest Report in the Mobile Area

Inspection Report Week of May 6, 2018 - Florida wax scale is right on schedule …... 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...