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How 4-H is Delivered

Alabama 4-H has multiple delivery modes to ensure that we are providing access and opportunity to all youth. The primary delivery modes are:
Clubs
Organized group of at least five youth, led by trained adults, with a planned program that …

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Alabama 4-H Eligibility

Alabama 4-H is for youth ages 9 through 18 with Cloverbud programming for ages K-2. The Alabama 4-H Club year is August 1 to July 31. Age is calculated on December 31 of the current 4-H year. 4-H events are open to active members of charter…

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Sucking Pests of Peanuts in Alabama

In Alabama, the insect and mite pests that feed on peanuts by sucking their plant juices are thrips, aphids, leafhoppers, three cornered alfalfa hoppers, and spider mites. Except for thrips, damage to peanuts from these pests is sporadic. E…

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About Alabama 4-H

Alabama 4-H seeks to empower youth with the skills to lead our communities, our state, our nation, and also our world. Alabama 4-H is open to all youth ages 9–18, exists in all 67 Alabama counties, and is also the largest youth developmen…

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What is 4-H?

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. The idea of 4-H is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be a proactive force in their communities and to develop ideas for a more innovative world…

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Alabama Fisheries Consultants

Following is a list of Alabama fisheries consultants for clients who need more time and one-on-one help than Alabama Extension can provide. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University do not endorse the individuals or co…

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Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Yellow-Margined Leaf Beetle

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Adult beetles are 5 mm long and dark brown with a yellow wing margin; eggs are bright orange, oval shaped, and laid in masses; caterpillars are dar…

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Harlequin Bug

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Brightly colored bugs with piercing-sucking mouthparts (orange, red, and yellow patterns on adults); eggs are barrel-shaped with black bands on top…

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Flea Beetle

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Small insects that jump readily using muscles in their hind legs; hind legs appear swollen.
Plant Injury
Common in spring on seedlings; shot-hole…

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Diamondback Moth

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Pale green or translucent caterpillars about 7–8 mm long; abdomen is tapered with anal prolegs (forked appearance); caterpillars wiggle rapidly w…

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Cross-Stripped Cabbageworm

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Very common in open field and high tunnel crops; late instar caterpillars have grayish blue body with numerous black transverse stripes; stout body…

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Cabbage Webworm

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Yellowish gray caterpillars about 15 mm long; five brown longitudinal stripes on dorsal surface; has distinct body hair.
Plant Injury
Minor pest …

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Cabbage Looper

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Green caterpillar with several fine longitudinal stripes; head is slightly tapered with broad abdomen; three pairs of green thoracic legs; larvae m…

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Cabbage Aphid

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Many species of aphids can be present at one time; softbodied insects with winged and wingless forms; winged forms are migratory and may be darker …