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Alabama Private Applicator Online Training Program

Alabama Private Applicator Online Training Program
There are 3 options available in Alabama for you to obtain your Private Applicator License. The first two are through your local Extension office.  The 3rd Option is the Online Private Ap…

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Alabama Private Applicator Training Extension Office Options

What are the training and testing options available through your local Extension Office?
There are two ways you can secure your permit through your local Extension office:
Option #1
Cost: $20*

Contact your County Extension office to…

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Alabama Private Applicator Permit and Training Information

Alabama Private Applicator Permit and Training Information
What is a private applicator?
A Private Applicator uses or supervises the use of any restricted use pesticide for producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented …

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About the Alabama Pesticide Safety Education Program

Do you know what kind of Permit or Training you need?
Who needs a Commercial Applicators Permit?
Commercial Applicator means a permitted applicator who uses or supervises the use of restricted use pesticides and other pesticides for any p…

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Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops

(Open Field and High Tunnel Crops)

Scout for insect pests regularly. For pest management information, organic and high tunnel crop producers should use ANR-2190, “Alternative Vegetable IPM Slide Chart,” after proper insect identifica…

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Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Wire Worm

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Can be a major problem early on because it severs seedlings while living at the soil-air interface; beetles are very attracted to grassy crops or we…

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Cabbage Looper

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Leaves are damaged but fruits are spared; minor pest
Sampling Method & Economic Threshold (ET)

Study the leaves directly from 10 plants pe…

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Leaffooted Bugs

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Causes serious damage to blossoms and fruits similar to that of stink bugs. Also introduces yeast inside fruit during deep probing.
Sampling Method…

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Stink Bug

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Causes serious damage to ripening fruits (whitish-yellow spots or rings under skin)
Sampling Method & Economic Threshold (ET)

Try using a …

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Tomato Fruit Worm

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Key insect of tomato and many other crops; feeding on fruit can severely reduce yields; prefers green fruit and stem end; larvae feed with part of b…

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Colorado Potato Beetle

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Seedling leaves; defoliation less threatening on mature plants; has shown insecticide resistance in some areas
Sampling Method & Economic Thres…

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Flea Beetle

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Seedling leaves; defoliation threatening on a <6-inch plant; 3–4 generations can damage a lot of crop
Sampling Method & Economic Threshold…

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods: Aphids

*This is an excerpt from Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods, ANR-2206.
Plant Injury
Leaves, stem; early season pest
Sampling Method & Economic Threshold (ET)

Record the number of leaves with wingless or nonmigratory aphids…

Tomato Insect Pests and Scouting Methods

Always identify insects correctly and decide if they are beneficial or pests before making a treatment decision. Seek the help of a regional Extension agent or send samples to the Pest Diagnostic Lab in Auburn or Birmingham. Readers are enc…

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