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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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Farming Basics Electronic Curriculum for Beginning Farmers

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

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

2018 Commercial Horticulture Webinar Series Recordings

These webinars aim at providing quick …... 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

Southern Blight in Apple Trees

Southern blight is a fungal disease caused by Sclerotium rolfsii … It is also... more

Soybean Loopers May Cause Problems for Later-Planted Soybean

August 26, 2018 So far numbers of acres treated for soybean loopers (SBL's) are less than normal in Alabama but... more

August 2018 Peanut and Cotton Disease Situation

Peanut Prior to the recent dry weather this past week, the generally wet and cloudy weather patterns over much of... more

Zonate Leaf Spot on Tomato

Zonate leaf spot on tomato is a disease not commonly seen … Zonate leaf... 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...