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Integrated Pest Management Guides

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System creates integrated pest management guides for major row crops; small and stored grains; pastures and forage crops; commercial turfgrass; and noncropland. These guides are compiled by both current…

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Thrips: Pests of Ornamental Plants

What Are Thrips?

Thrips are unique insects assigned their own order (Thysanoptera). This order is named for the fringed wings found on adult stages. Figure 1 shows these wings as small, narrow, and surrounded by tiny hairs. Thrips are …

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Cold Injury to Ornamental and Fruit Trees

Ornamental and fruit trees in Alabama can take a blow from extreme weather: severe droughts, insufficient chilling periods for fruit trees in winter months, and late-spring freezes that can cause significant cold injury. By recogniz…

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Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas: Pollinator Ecology

Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas is a four-part series providing information and recommendations for the protection of pollinating insects in urban landscapes throughout the Southeast. Animal pollinators can be birds or even ba…

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Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas: Safe Use of Integrated Pest Management

The fourth in the Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas series focuses on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches to landscaping and pest management from a conservation perspective. The emphasis is on methods that can eliminate…

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Pruning Crapemyrtles

AUBURN, Ala. – Crapemyrtles are planted at many homes and in gardens across the South. They are a popular choice because of their bright bloom colors of red, white, pink or purple and trunks with sheets of bark in hues of brown and gray….

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24th Annual Beekeeping Symposium Set for Feb. 2

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Beekeepers, both experienced and novice, looking for more information about beekeeping should make plans to attend the 24th Annual Beekeeping Symposium in Clanton, Alabama. The symposium is Saturday, Feb. 2 from…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Greene County

Homes are found throughout rural Greene County on  a diversity of soils unlike any other region of the South. Major soil groups include alkaline and acidic, clayey soils of the Alabama Black Belt prairie region (34% of land), sandy and loa…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Dallas County

Homes are found throughout rural Dallas County and urban development in the Selma area occurs on a diversity of soils unlike any other region of the South. Soils in Dallas County include sandy and loamy upland soils of the Coastal Plain (52…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Wilcox County

Homes are found throughout rural Wilcox County and urban development around Camden on a diversity of soils unlike any other region of the South. Soils in Wilcox County include sandy and loamy upland soils of the Coastal Plain (47%), alluvia…

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