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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.

Welcome to the Alabama IPM (Integrated Pest Management) website. This site contains timely information on the Alabama IPM program. Including: activities, pest identification guides, IPM success stories, news, and links to Alabama Cooperative Extension Service publications.

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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

Know the Farming Basics: Take the Online Course Today!

The Alabama Beginning Farmer Program is now offering the "Farming Basics" online curriculum as a self-paced learning system for beginning... more

Organic Insecticide Rotations for Vegetable Production

Whether you are a conventional or an organic vegetable producer, an integrated pest management or IPM strategy for the modern... more

Organic Insecticide Tank-mixes For Vegetable Production

Whether you are a conventional or an organic vegetable producer, an integrated pest management or IPM strategy for the modern... more

2018 Commercial Horticulture Webinar Series Recordings

These webinars aim at providing quick …... more

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Announces Cost-Share Program for Specialty Crop Producers

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is pleased to announce a cost-share program for specialty crop growers to alleviate... more

Extension System Offers Private Pesticide Applicator Training Classes

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be teaching several private pesticide applicator training classes …... more

Inspections for Produce Coming March of 2019

Inspections for the Produce Safety Rule are coming in March of 2019 … Have... more

Clean Day Pesticide Collection

A Clean Day Program is planned for your area on December 14, 2018 …... more

2018 Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference and Tradeshow

The 2018 AFVGA Conference & Trade Show is just around the corner … Join... more


IPM in the South News RSS

Deadline extended for Friends of IPM award nominations

We are extending the deadline for nominations for our our annual Friends of Southern IPM Award program. This program recognizes outstanding work in IPM in the southern region. We have two kinds of awards: one... more

Agenda for November 1 Biotechnology/Emerging Technologies Seminar Now Available

As previously announced, through a series of sessions, EPA will provide an overview of emerging technologies as they relate to pesticides and provide opportunities for... more

2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series on Lice, scabies, and mites this Friday!

This month’s All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar will take place this Friday, November 2 at 1:00 pm Central time. Insect pests are definitely a nuisance... more

Forest Management Affects how Beetle Outbreaks and Wildfire alter Ecosystems: Lessons from Northern Colorado and the Fraser Experimental Forest

Forest Management Affects how Beetle Outbreaks and Wildfire alter Ecosystems:  Lessons from Northern Colorado and the Fraser Experimental Forest – Chuck Rhoades, Rocky Mountain Research Station Date:... more

Texas A&M leads $5.7 million research project to attack annual bluegrass

by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife The most widely grown irrigated crop in the U.S. – turfgrass – is being threatened by annual bluegrass, and Texas... more

APHIS Invites Public Comment on Measures to Promote the Conservation of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is considering options for actions it can take to support the conservation... more

APHIS Story Map: Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Check out the new APHIS story map about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) – An interactive story map of the USDA’s history of combating the... more

Epidemic in Turf Management: Herbicide Resistance in Annual Bluegrass

by Patricia McDaniels, University of Tennessee Annual bluegrass is one of the most common weeds of turfgrass on golf courses, sports fields and sod farms, not... more

Webinar Recording is Online: Developing a Pest Exclusion Program for Cockroaches and Rodents

You can view the recorded webinar Developing a Pest Exclusion Program for Cockroaches and Rodents with Dr. Matt Frye here: http://stoppests.org/go/exclusion Housing staff can now view... more

APHIS Adds Pale Cyst Nematode (Globodera pallida) Infested Field in Idaho

Effective October 10, 2018, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added an 87-acre field to the pale cyst nematode (PCN) infested area in... more

For more information about Alabama's IPM Program, please contact:

Henry Fadamiro, Ph.D.
Alabama IPM Coordinator/State Contact
AU Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: 334-844-5098; Fax: 334-844-5005
Email: fadamhy@aces.edu
AU Faculty Page

Kelly Palmer, Ph.D.
Alabama IPM Program Assistant
AU Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology
201 Extension Hall
Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: 334-329-0514
Email: ridleka@aces.edu


Alabama IPM Communicator
a comprehensive weekly newsletter on pests of row crops, fruits & vegetables

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Fire Ant Information


Insect Pests of Peanuts


Extension IPM
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