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Alabama Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center

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  • Wildlife Damage Management
  • Pesticide Application Training
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  • 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

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

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

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

Taproot Decline in Soybean Field

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

Results on Chilli Thrips Study in Greenhouse

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

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NIFA Invests $4.7 Million to Address Critical Pest Problems

NIFA recently awarded 16 applied research and development grants to enhance the development, adoption, and implementation of innovative, ecologically-based, sustainable integrated pest management (IPM), technologies, tools, tactics... more

APHIS Announces Schedule for Certifying Offshore Greenhouses That Will Ship Geranium Cuttings to the United States During the 2018-2019 Season

APHIS announced today that it will conduct annual certification visits in November and December to offshore facilities that wish to ship geranium (Pelargonium spp.) cuttings... more

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Meeting October 31, 2018 and Biotechnology Seminar November 1, 2018

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) will hold a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 8:30... more

University of Georgia students and faculty discuss GMOs

By Sadie Lackey, University of Georgia To help spark a more substantive conversation about genetically modified crops, the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative hosted a panel discussion on... more

UGA plant pathologist cautions Georgia grape growers against fungicide resistance to downy mildew

By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Fungicide resistance to downy mildew disease is a growing concern for Georgia grape producers. University of Georgia Extension Fruit Disease Specialist... more

Scientists work to prevent African swine fever in US

African swine fever virus threatens to devastate the swine industry and is positioned to spread throughout Asia. The virus has spread throughout the Caucuses region... more

Register for October 25 Webinar on Best Practices for Pesticide Ground Application

The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a webinar titled “Best Practices for Ground Application” on October 25, 2018, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. ET. This... more

Request for Nominations of Experts for the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP)

The Environmental Protection Agency is requesting nominations of experts for ad hoc participation on the FIFRA SAP. Nominees will be considered for ad hoc participation... more

FWC announces winners of Lionfish Challenge

At its September meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced the winners of the 2018 Lionfish Challenge. Lionfish is an exotic invasive... more

Be on the lookout for brown patch, large patch diseases this fall

by Gabe Saldana, Texas A&M AgriLife Cases of the turfgrass disease commonly identified as brown patch — more likely large patch in most warm-season turfgrasses —... 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
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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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