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Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Diamondback Moth

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Pale green or translucent caterpillars about 7–8 mm long; abdomen is tapered with anal prolegs (forked appearance); caterpillars wiggle rapidly w…

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Cross-Stripped Cabbageworm

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Very common in open field and high tunnel crops; late instar caterpillars have grayish blue body with numerous black transverse stripes; stout body…

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Cabbage Webworm

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Yellowish gray caterpillars about 15 mm long; five brown longitudinal stripes on dorsal surface; has distinct body hair.
Plant Injury
Minor pest …

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Cabbage Looper

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Green caterpillar with several fine longitudinal stripes; head is slightly tapered with broad abdomen; three pairs of green thoracic legs; larvae m…

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Cabbage Aphid

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Many species of aphids can be present at one time; softbodied insects with winged and wingless forms; winged forms are migratory and may be darker …

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Beet Armyworm

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Plump green caterpillars up to 30 mm long with three longitudinal stripes on dorsal surface; pair of black spots on the second body segment behind …

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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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: 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…