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Alternative Insecticides for Farm and Garden

Contents on this page are geared toward training producers and gardeners about the basics of alternative insecticides for sustainable vegetable production in small or large scale. Check with your farmers cooperative or distributor for the availablity of insecticides mentioned in the publications and training videos. Always identify insects first and then think of all available IPM techniques before using insecticides. Always read the pesticide label for correct application rates. Mention of product names in the video does not mean endorsement of products. For more IPM questions, please email bugdoctor@auburn.edu or call Dr. A at 251-331-8416.


Basics of Organic Insecticides (3:52 min)

This video provides a brief overview of the types of organic or alternative insecticides and their effectiveness against major insect pests. Continue to watch the other videos in the series that have additional IPM recommendations.

Botanical Insecticides for Vegetable Production (5:23 min)

This video provides basic information about botanical insecticides which are derived from plants and may be used in organic situations. Please refer to ANR-1428 for a complete list of alternative insecticides.

Tank-mixes and Premixes for Organic Pest Management (coming soon!)


Slide Charts for Growers and Gardeners


Slideshare Presentations/Webinars


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