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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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Bacterial Blight in Cotton

Bacterial blight has been reported within the past week on cotton in Georgia and Mississippi …... 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

The Squash Bug Menace in Alabama

There have been many recent calls about squash bugs (Anasa tristis) and how to get rid of them in farms... more

New Pierce's Disease Resistant 94% European Grape Selection and Training System Trial in Alabama

Pierce's Disease (PD) is a serious threat to the cultivation of grapes in the United States, especially in the warmer... more

Grasshopper: Sporadic Pest of Seedling Cotton

Grasshoppers have been a sporadic pest of seedling cotton for 10 or more years …... more

Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Bacterial wilt has been detected in five samples submitted to the Plant Diagnostic Lab in the past week... more

Gramoxone-based treatment evaluation in dryland peanut

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

Strawberry Phyllody

During the current season some strawberry growers have seen production of leaves and other vegetative organs from fruit tissue around... more

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

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


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...