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Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Greasy Spot

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Greasy spot leaf symptoms initially appear as yellow spots on the upper leaf surface, with brown blisters on the underside of the leaf. As the leaf ages…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Leaf-footed Bug

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Adult leaf-footed bugs have a flattened, leaflike appearance with a distinctive straight band across their dorsal sides. Adults are typically 5 /8 to ¾…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Scale

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Many types of scale insects can be found in citrus. This is a large family of insects that has a broad range of size and coloring. Scale can be seen on…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Asian Citrus Psyllid

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

The Asian citrus psyllid is an exotic pest that is the vector of citrus greening disease. Citrus greening is a serious disease that can shorten the lif…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Citrus Leafminer

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Adults are moths with iridescent scales and a black spot on each wing. Adults are only about 2 mm long. Larvae leave mine-like tunnels on leaves. These…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Citrus Whiteflies

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Citrus whiteflies are small, moth like insects that are approximately 1.2 mm long. They feed on foliage, causing sooty mold growth on fruit, leaves, an…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Citrus Red Mite

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Citrus red mites are red in color and approximately 0.55 mm long. Females have an oval-shaped body, while males have a tapered, slightly smaller body. T…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Citrus Rust Mite

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Citrus rust mites damage twigs, leaves, and fruit of citrus. Mites have piercing-sucking mouthparts. Adults have an elongated, wedge-shaped body and are…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide

Citrus has long been thought of as a low-maintenance crop. Though this crop is relatively low input, it is not hands free. Regular and timely scouting can keep the maintenance input to a minimum. This guide will provide you with a key to id…

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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 and Impact Resources

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…

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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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