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Cowpea Curculio Management Recommendations

This website is dedicated to ongoing research on cowpea curculio management in southern peas or cowpeas. Research on this major insect pest started in 2014 and has continued expand with grower demand for information. For further information or immediate consultation about curculio or insecticide resistance concerns, please contact Dr. A at 251-331-8416 or email bugdoctor@auburn.edu.

Funding agency: USDA-NIFA Extension IPM Coordination Funds (2014-2016 and 2010-2013)


Cowpea curculio biology and management (webinar, Feb 27, 2017)

Cowpea Curculio in Alabama: Lessons From The Field (part-1)

This video discusses cowpea curculio scouting methods and management. Producers should consult the main author or any of the Commercial Horticulture Regional Extension Agent in Alabama for new IPM recommendations.

TV Interview - Simply Southern Show No. 226 (September 2016)

This TV interview focused on the status of cowpea curculio, a major pest of southern peas or cowpeas, in Alabama. Please watch the episode at 23:07 min for the IPM discussion.




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