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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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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

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

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings - 2017 Series

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

New Federal Label for Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax

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

Ryegrass Control Options in Wheat

Ryegrass continues to be a problem in wheat each year due to resistance to more herbicides, timing of applications, and... more

Preemergence Control of Knotroot Foxtail – Preliminary Findings

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Evaluation of Pierce's Disease Tolerant Hybrid Bunch Grape Cultivars

Eleven Pierce's disease (PD) tolerant American and French-American hybrid bunch grape cultivars including 'Black Spanish', 'Blanc du Bois', 'Champanel', 'Conquistador',... more

Microbial Control of Caterpillars in Crucifer Crops

Several species of caterpillars are common to leafy greens and brassica crops … Those... more

Download the High Tunnel Crop Production iBook for Free!

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's iBook, "High Tunnel Crop Production Handbook", is a great tool to help farmers who are... 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...