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Caring for Livestock After Hurricane Michael

AUBURN, Ala. – Hurricane Michael brought winds speeds of up to 155 mph and major rainfall, causing flooding in many areas of the south. Now that recovery efforts are underway, producers must also care for their livestock. Severe weather c…

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Extending The Life of Your Jack-O-Lantern this Halloween

AUBURN, Ala. – Many would say that it just wouldn’t be Halloween without the main symbol of the holiday; the jack-o-lantern. With Halloween just around the corner, people are heading to pick the perfect pumpkin for carving the family jack-o…

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Become a 4-H Volunteer

Volunteers guide 4-H members in becoming productive citizens, outstanding communicators, effective leaders, and successful lifelong learners. Alabama 4-H needs volunteers who are willing to share creative ideas, time, talent, and skills to…

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High Tunnel Pest Exclusion Informational Video

Pest prevention is a critical tactic for specialty crop producers. The HTPE system is aimed at reducing the entry of large insect pests and has worked really well to stop leaffooted bugs, stink bugs, armyworms, loopers, and hornworms.  If …

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Beginning Farmer Information Video

The Alabama Beginning Farmers Project is funded by grants from the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (Awards 2015-04598 & 2018-02936). The overall project implementation plan involves collaboration with a wide rang…

Moth Activity Rising in Vegetables

Scout crops and prevent insect outbreaks with timely intervention.  Armyworms typically start out in hay and pasture fields, or feed on weedy hosts before making a move to the specialty crops. Armyworms typically lay a large number of eggs…

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​Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest management, or IPM, is the practice of using a variety of methods to manage pests. When used correctly, pesticides can be a great tool for managing pests, but they should not be the first action to manage pest problems.
Rem…

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Hubbard Trap Crop Protects Yellow Squash From Insect Pests

This is going to be good news for conventional and organic squash producers! We initiated studies on evaluating two varieties of Hubbard trap crop in 2013 with the intention of developing some alternative pest management recommendations. He…

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Trap Cropping on Small and Medium-Sized Operations

Trap cropping is a unique cultural insect control tactic that deters pest feeding damage and works for certain insect pests; my focus has been leaffooted bugs and stink bugs with the sorghum-sunflower system we recommend. If you haven’t e…

The Squash Bug Menace in Alabama

Squash bugs have piercing and sucking mouthparts that like to feed on cucurbits like squash or pumpkins, and make the plants sick through feeding and disease transmission. Squash bugs take a long time to mature (~8 weeks) during which time …

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