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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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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

Stink bug identification and timely management for quality produce

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

Does this spray even work?

Growers make many decisions every year about what chemicals to use for pest prevention and/or control... more

Bollworm Moth Trap Catch Report and Bollworm Situation in Cotton Update

July 18, 2018 Trap catch numbers showed increased bollworm moth activity at the Elmore and Baldwin county trapping sites... more

Interpreting Soil Test Reports from Commercial Labs

Most Alabama soils are naturally low in plant-available nutrients and must be fertilized to maintain crop production... more

Cucurbit Diseases this Summer

A few cucurbit diseases were found in a few commercial fields in south Alabama along with the cucurbit downy mildew... more

Evaluating the phosphorus status of soil and the 590 phosphorus application criterion

Animal manure has long been recognized as an important source of macro- (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) and micronutrients (boron, zinc, sulfur) for... more

Moth Activity Rising in Vegetables

It is time to scout crops again and prevent insect outbreaks with timely intervention …... 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


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...