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Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Ground Beetle

…ail eater, carabid
Wanted For: Conspiring to eat many soil-dwelling pests such as slugs, snails, cutworms, and root maggots.
Family History: Fast-moving predator, armed with strong jaws. Generally dark brown or black with long legs, and s…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Soldier Beetle

…he larvae, or young, hunt for pests in leaf litter and soil.
Sightings: Known to feed on the pollen of flowers such as goldenrod and milkweed while waiting for its prey. Reports of sightings appear in early spring, shortly after aphids beg…

Alabama Chapter of the Professional Women in Pest Management

… on this Link to see future dates in Alabama. 
Interested in networking with women in AL? Contact:

Faye Golden,

Marnie Gray,

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Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden

Most insects found in your garden don’t harm plants. In fact, 97 percent of the insects you see fall into this category! Such insects are called beneficials because they benefit the garden by pollinating plants, improving soil, and eat…

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Catfish Farming: Is It for You?

…ring no won’t mean automatic failure. The checklist does list the most important considerations, however; and to have a good probability of success, most of your answers should be in the yes column when you begin a catfish operation. Your c…

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Pest and Beneficial Insects

…ing to keep pests out of the home and garden.
Squash, trap, wash off, or prune out pests.
Rely on and conserve “good bugs.” They help decrease the need for insecticides that can end up in waterways if used excessively.
Attract …

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Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts: Wireworms

…from natural enemies. Wireworms have an extended life cycle (2 to 9 years), depending on the species. Behavioral clues: Good mobility of larvae makes management of the insect very difficult. Larvae prefer soil moisture in the range of 6 to …

Restricted Use Dealer Permit Information

…d person who has taken and passed the Restricted Use Dealer Examination. There is no cost to take the exam. The exam is good for 3 years and then must be retaken.
For more information regarding RUP Dealer Permits visit the Alabama Departme…

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Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices 2019

…ding these registrations with the new safety measures will not affect endangered species.

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Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts

…ect advisories for farmers. Alabama insect pest advisories for both peanuts and vegetables can be found at and
Burrower Bugs (Hemiptera: Cydinidae)
About six species of burrower bugs have been reported fr…

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Auxin Herbicides Best Management Practices Training Course

… and other crops.

Dicamba is also registered for non-agricultural uses in residential areas and other sites, such as golf courses. At these types of sites, it is primarily used to control broadleaf weeds such as dandelions, chickweed, cl…

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How to Complete a Job Application

…ion stand between you and the job. Since every presentation represents who you are, never miss an opportunity to make a good impression on a potential employer. An attractive job application is the first step to getting your foot in the doo…

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Job Application Tips

…y manner.

Because applications are the first tool employers use to screen applicants, it is very important to have a good understanding of how to effectively complete the application process. Below are some tips that can help you achieve…

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