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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// Alabama Master... more

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

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

Taproot Decline in Soybean Field

Taproot decline (TRD) was detected in a soybean field near Belforest in Baldwin County this week... more

Interesting results on chilli thrips spray timing study in greenhouse

Chili thrips have become a significant pest in South Alabama and rival red headed flea beetle for the number one... 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

2018 Commercial Horticulture Webinar Series Recordings

These webinars aim at providing quick …... more

Zonate Leaf Spot on Tomato

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

Downy Mildew on Pumpkins

Downy mildew was observed on pumpkins in a commercial field in Shelby County and in research plots at Brewton and... more

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APHIS Provides an Update on Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula (White)) Activities

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provides this update of spotted lanternfly (SLF) activities in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware. SLF feeds... more

White-Tailed Deer: A Potential Host for Rift Valley Fever

By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service Rift Valley Fever (RVF), an infectious viral disease, poses a significant threat to livestock and human health in Africa and... more

EPA to Hold October 12, 2018 Meeting on PBPK/PD Models

On October 12, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern Time, EPA will host an external peer review panel to review the potential use of physiologically based... more

APHIS Publishes Final Rule to Expand Notice-Based Process for Importation and Interstate Movement of Fruits and Vegetables

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is expanding its use of a notice-based process for approving fruits and vegetables... more

APHIS Seeks Comments on Draft Pest List for June plum from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of June plum for consumption into... more

New Frequently Asked Questions on Honeybee Toxicity Testing for Registrants and Contract Laboratories

The Environmental Protection Agency has posted new frequently asked questions for registrants and contract laboratories conducting honeybee toxicity testing. These FAQs are made up of responses to inquiries... more

APHIS Posts Updated Federal Domestic Soil Quarantines Map

APHIS updated the Federal Domestic Soil Quarantines Map to include the following changes: Removed the Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) quarantine in the Fairfield area of Solano... more

UGA workshop set for Aug. 23 will cover integrated pest management for schools

By Cristina deRevere for CAES News Georgia has strict regulations and rules when it comes to managing pests at schools. The University of Georgia Structural Pest Management Program (SPM)... more

APHIS Seeks Comments on Draft Pest Risk Assessment for Soursop from Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the movement of fresh soursop for consumption into the continental United... more

APHIS Updates Regulated Areas in Miami-Dade County for Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica)

Effective July 24, 2018, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) removed giant African snail (GAS) regulated areas Zone F, Zone S, and Zone... 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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