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Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Green Lacewing

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: aphid lion, walking trash pile.
Wanted For: Aggressively devouring aphids, thrips, mealybugs, scales, spider mites, leafhoppers, and insect eggs.
Family…

Alabama Chapter of the Professional Women in Pest Management

The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) is an affiliate group of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) whose mission is to attract, develop and support women in the pest management industry through educational programs…

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Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Dragonfly

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.

Aliases: skimmer, darner, clubtail Wanted for: Preying on unsuspecting flying insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and midges.

Family History: A deadly predator…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden

Why You Want These Bugs In Your Garden
Most insects found in your garden don’t harm plants. In fact, 97 percent of the insects you see fall into this category! Such insects are called beneficials because they benefit the garden by pollin…

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Catfish Farming: Is It for You?

Under the right circumstances, catfish farming can be very profitable. Like other forms of farming, however, catfish production involves substantial capital investment and many risks.

Growing catfish successfully also requires daily atte…

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Pest and Beneficial Insects

A smart yard strives for balance. This is true for all management areas, including pests. Integrated pest management (IPM) combines multiple strategies for long-term prevention and management. Successful IPM always begins with accurate pest…

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Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts: Wireworms

*This is an excerpt from Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts, ANR-1364

Wireworms have become the major insect pest of peanuts under certain cropping conditions. Several species of wireworms occur in peanut fields, so an…

Worker Protection Standard General Information

With all the changes to the Worker Protection Standards, the Alabama Pesticide Safety education Program has put together some links and documents to help you begin to navigate and understand what will be taking place. The majority of the ru…

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Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts: Burrower Bugs

*This is an excerpt from Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts, ANR-1364

About six species of burrower bugs have been reported from peanut farmers in several states. The predominant species is Pangaeus bilineatus, and it …

Restricted Use Dealer Permit Information

What is a Restricted Use Dealer?
A Dealer who markets and/or distributes Restricted Use Pesticides. This Permit is issued to any Business that sells Restricted Use Pesticides.
The cost of the annual Permit is $45.00 and it expires on 12/3…

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Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices 2019

“EPA Announces Changes To Dicamba Registration”
On October 31, 2018, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for“over-the-top” use (application to growing plan…

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