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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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2018 Commercial Horticulture Webinar Series Recordings

These webinars aim at providing quick …... more

Grape Root Borer

Grape root borer is found throughout the eastern United States from Pennsylvania and Ohio south but is much more prevalent... more

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

​ Spotted Wing Drosophila and African Fig Fly Detected in Monitoring Traps

The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is an invasive insect first reported in California in 2008 …... more

Slug Management in Vegetables

Frequent rainfall and excessive soil moisture in the fall and early spring can bring some unusual problems for vegetable gardeners... more

Scout Soybeans Closely for Stink Bugs in August

August is the month when Alabama soybean producers typically make the most foliar applications of insecticides to soybeans... more

Snails and Slugs in Peanuts

There have been many producer complaints about snail and slug issues in row crops …... more

Stink Bug Identification and Management in Vegetables

In general, vegetable insect pests have chewing or piercing-sucking mouthparts … Caterpillars, beetles, and... more

The Alabama Animal Waste and Nutrient Management Team Offers Free Soil Phosphorus Tests

Running a farm is a very busy task … Sometimes just taking time to... more

Peanut Insect Pest Activity Report for Late-July, 2018

Rains have continued for the most part in Alabama with almost none of the key peanut production areas marked as... 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...