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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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Grower and Ag Professional Training Events (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

Farming Basics Online Course Open to All Producers

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Alabama Beginning Farmer Program have released the "Farming Basics" online curriculum that is a... more

Grape Rootstock Evaluation Trial Seeks to Enhance Viticultural Sustainability in Alabama and the Southeast

Currently, the production of grape species in the southeastern U.S. is severely limited by Pierce's Disease (PD), caused by the... more

Fall is the Time to Make Garden Adjustments

Garden problems such as disease and insects can thrive on late season gardens and fields that are unattended... more

Market Chain Analysis of Organic Foods in Alabama

This survey of fruit, vegetable and nut producers in Alabama is part of one objective of a larger USDA NIFA... more

Soil Testing to Improve Your Next Garden

We receive a lot of questions at the Extension office each year from farmers and home gardeners with many kinds... more

2018 Commercial Horticulture Webinar Series Recordings

These webinars aim at providing quick …... more

Taproot Decline in Soybean Field

Taproot decline (TRD) was detected in a soybean field near Belforest in Baldwin County this week... more

Results on Chilli Thrips Study in Greenhouse

Chili thrips have become a significant pest in South Alabama and rival red headed flea beetle for the number one... more

Fall is to bring more aggressive wasps and hornets in Alabama

Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests … Auburn, Alabama -- Fall is the peak... 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...