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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

Wheat Disease Situation

Weather patterns over the past month have been cooler than the historical average with average to below average rainfall totals... more

Spider Mite Scouting and Management in Vegetable Crops

Spider mites are technically not insects, but they are pests when they are in high numbers under many farming conditions... more

Tips for Managing Spring Insect pests

There are thousands of insects in residential ecosystems, most of which emerge in response to the weather, temperature in particular... more

Benefits of Irrigation from an IPM Perspective

Water management is one of the most critical issues in modern agriculture … Water... more

Slugs or Snails in Your Greenhouse or High Tunnel? What Do I Do?

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Scab Risk in Wheat

The wheat scab risk for Baldwin and Mobile Counties is high as compared with the low risk for scab development for... more

How will burndown herbicides work with low temperatures?

Some areas of Alabama have been experiencing temperatures in the 30's this last week and forecasters say that more cold... more

Weeds: They are important to everyone! Here is why

No matter where I go, whenever a conversation strikes up between someone and myself and they ask what my occupation... more

Sweet Orange Scab Alert

March 30, 2018 - Sweet Orange Scab (SOS) (Elsinoё australis) was recently detected from citrus samples submitted to the Auburn... 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...