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Brown Marmorated, Red Banded Stink Bugs: Summer Crop Pests

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Each year brings new challenges to the field. Whether it be a crop pest or significant weather events, producers are always adapting inputs and timing to maximize efficiency and yield. This summer, producers will f…

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Control of Blackberry and Dewberry in Pastures and Hayfields

These hard-to-control prickly shrubs can reduce grazing and hay quality as well as injure livestock. Find answers to managing their growth and spread in these frequently asked questions.

Blackberry and dewberry shrubs…

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A New Virus Disease in Alabama Cotton

Cotton plants in some areas of Alabama have displayed symptoms of a new virus disease, US-CLRDV. Learn about this new threat, its symptoms, and recommended control.

Introduction
With an estimated farm gate income of $3…

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Poultry Pest Management

Poultry pest management is an important element in any production. Mites and lice are the most common external parasites of poultry in Alabama. The major pests include the northern fowl mite, the chicken mite, the bed bug, and several speci…

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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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Interpreting a Forage Analysis for Beef Cattle

Analysis of forages is an important tool to develop strategic supplemental feeding strategies for beef cattle. Understanding the nutritional level of available forage can help manage feed input costs more closely and meet the nutrit…

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Demonstration and Research Commercial Applicator Permit Information (D&R)

This Commercial Category is for Pesticide Applicators that demonstrate the use of pesticides or supervise their use; for applicators conducting field research. (i.e. Extension Agents, Specialists and Commercial Representatives.)
Exam Infor…

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Seed Treatment Commercial Applicator Permit Information (ST)

This commercial category is for applicators who apply pesticides to seeds of all types.

Click on the text to link to materials and forms. When necessary the link will bring you to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries webs…

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Public Health Commercial Applicator Permit Information (PH)

This commercial category includes county, state, federal, or other governmental employees using pesticides in public health programs for the management and control of pest having medical or public health importance, including aquatic areas….

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Mosquito Control Services Commercial Applicator Permit Information

This Commercial Category is for pesticide applicators making arthropod control applications to individual person’s properties (misting devices, fogging and barrier treatment services.)
Someone doing mosquito work for hire has to be certifi…

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Forest Pest Control Commercial Applicator Permit Information (FOR)

This Commercial Category is for Pesticide Applicators applying pesticides in forests, forest nurseries, and forest seed-producing areas.

Click on the text to link to materials and forms. When necessary the link will bring you to the Ala…

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Nutrient Management Planning for Broiler AFOs

Simple nutrient management planning can help the owner or operator of a broiler facility reduce or eliminate pollutant discharge into surface and ground waters from land application of broiler litter (bedding material and manure) and dead b…

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Aerial Mode of Application (AIR)

Aerial Mode of Application is required as part of other Commercial Pesticide Categories. This is not a stand-alone permit.

If you are looking for more information regarding Permits that require Aerial Application testing see: Agricultur…

Planting Date and Variety Selection Effects on Wheat Yield

Planting the right variety at the right time best ensures that wheat flowers at the optimal time, namely when the risk for freeze damage is at its lowest but before the onslaught of heat stress. Soil moisture conditions are another critical…

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