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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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ADAI Inspection Report for Mobile County

Inspection Report Week of December 4, 2017 Chilli thrips were seen working cleyera tips on Dec 4th... 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

Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa L.)

In the first week of November, I received four different calls regarding how to control wild turnip in forages... more

Extension System Offers Private Pesticide Applicator Training Classes

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be teaching several private pesticide applicator training classes …... more

Collecting and Storing Seeds

What is the best way to save seeds of open pollinated plants that you collect …... more

Neem Insecticide Recall Updates

Updated on Nov 30, 2017) In June and July of 2017, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) tested and found... more

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings - 2017 Series

The Commercial Horticulture Extension Webinars aime at providing quick updates to producers and …... more

Evaluation of Pierce's Disease Resistant European Grape Selections in Alabama

Until recently, commercial grape producers in Alabama and the Southeast have been restricted to growing native muscadines and hybrid bunch... more

Saving Vegetable Seeds

I get a lot of questions every year about saving vegetable seeds … I... more

New Federal Label for Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax

The EPA approved revised labels for Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax on Friday, October 13th …... 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...