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Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Yellow-Margined Leaf Beetle

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Adult beetles are 5 mm long and dark brown with a yellow wing margin; eggs are bright orange, oval shaped, and laid in masses; caterpillars are dar…

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Harlequin Bug

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Brightly colored bugs with piercing-sucking mouthparts (orange, red, and yellow patterns on adults); eggs are barrel-shaped with black bands on top…

Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops: Flea Beetle

*This is an excerpt from Insect Pest Scouting for Crucifer Crops, ANR-2241
Identification
Small insects that jump readily using muscles in their hind legs; hind legs appear swollen.
Plant Injury
Common in spring on seedlings; shot-hole…

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…