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Organic Insecticide Rotations and Tank-mixes for Vegetable Crops

Implement these organic prevention and control strategies to reduce pest populations in your vegetable crops.

Whether you are a conventional or an organic vegetable producer, an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy for…

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Practical Tips for the Use of Biological Control Agents for Pest Management

Many field crop and greenhouse vegetable producers inquire about the best use of natural enemies and commercial biological control agents. Biological control agents or BCAs include small parasitic wasps as well as predators. There are also …

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The Organic Vegetable IPM Toolkit

The Organic Vegetable IPM Toolkit slide chart, a critical tool for small producers and beginning farmers, provides information about organic and sustainable pest management strategies for more than 20 critical insect pest species.

Th…

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Tolerance of Common Peanut Varieties to Valor-Based Treatments

Valor (flumioxazin) is a commonly used herbicide in peanut for weed control. It can be tank mixed with Warrant, Strongarm, Prowl H2O and other residual herbicides to apply as PRE. Valor provides excellent control of pigweed, FL pusley, begg…

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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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Beginning Farmer Training Events and Programs

The Alabama Beginning Farmer Program has a wide array of resources for all types of farmers. The overall implementation plan involves collaboration with a wide range of institutions, producer groups, and nonprofit organizations for supporti…

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Plastic Mulch for Vegetable Production

The use of plastic polyethylene mulch has become increasingly common in vegetable production in Alabama in the past few decades. Plastic mulch growing practices are used on a wide range of fruit and vegetable crops in Alabama, including str…

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Grafting Methods

Several different methods are commonly used for grafting plants. These include cleft grafting, inlay grafting, four-flap grafting, and whip grafting.
What Method Should I Use?
It depends on the time of year and the size of the grafting ma…

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