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  • Kudzu Management
  • Wildlife Damage Management
  • Pesticide Application Training
  • Feral Pigs
  • Invasive Species

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// Alabama Master... 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

Farming Basics Online Course Open to All Producers

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

2018 Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference and Tradeshow

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

2018 Commercial Horticulture Webinar Series Recordings

These webinars aim at providing quick …... more

Grape Rootstock Evaluation Trial Seeks to Enhance Viticultural Sustainability in Alabama and the Southeast

Currently, the production of grape species in the southeastern U.S. is severely limited by Pierce's Disease (PD), caused by the... more

Fall is the Time to Make Garden Adjustments

Garden problems such as disease and insects can thrive on late season gardens and fields that are unattended... more

Market Chain Analysis of Organic Foods in Alabama

This survey of fruit, vegetable and nut producers in Alabama is part of one objective of a larger USDA NIFA... more

Soil Testing to Improve Your Next Garden

We receive a lot of questions at the Extension office each year from farmers and home gardeners with many kinds... more

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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: 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

APHIS Removes the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata) Quarantine Area in Half Moon Bay Area of San Mateo County, California

Effective October 4, 2018, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) removed the Mediterranean fruit... 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
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

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

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