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Alabama IPM Communicator Newsletter

About the Newsletter
Welcome to Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) where we are committed to providing you research-based information for improving farm income and the quality of life for all residents. The main purpose of this ne…

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Alabama Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification

… and Processes.

Download a printable promotional card.
Christina LeVert
In the News
Extension Launches Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Certification


For questions about accessibility o…

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kNOw to Stroke


Fletcher, J. (2017, February 20). What should my cholesterol level be at my age? Retrieved from

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes. Brain basics: Preventing…

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So You Have Soil Insect Pests – Now What?

…rden Insect Killer (bifenthrin).
If you are in Alabama, don’t forget to sign up for the Alabama IPM Communicator e-newsletter as the production season begins to stay informed of pest occurrences statewide. Visit…

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Mulches for the Home Landscape

…Apply 1 to 2 inches. Stone chips are extremely durable; holds down weeds but does not supply plant nutrients or humus.
Newspaper and Cardboard
Apply 1⁄2 to 1 inch. Should be covered with another mulch to improve appearance and prevent s…

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Commercial Horticulture: Programs, People & Educational Resources

…producers is available as a reference. Rapid pest alert to all producers is provided via the Alabama IPM Communicator e-newsletter and websites along with on-farm support.
Conventional Vegetable IPM
Major Objectives: Increase the adoption…

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Commercial Horticulture: Making a Difference in the Food System

…t: 15,000*
Urban Farm/Market Garden IPM Toolkit: 6,000*
Citrus IPM Field Guide: 500
Alabama IPM Communicator E-newsletter: 3,000 subscribers with 13,200 email clicks*
Social media subscribers: 3,264

*Communication award winne…

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The ABCs of Climate Variability

Information regarding weather and climate of Alabama; forecasts of near future; basic and advanced scientific facts; news and climate-related risks on agriculture and natural resources are available at


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Raised Bed Gardening

…ter it has warmed; do not apply too early as you might keep the soil cool and slow the growth of warm-season crops. Old newspapers can also be recycled and used as free and biodegradable mulch in the vegetable garden. Layers of newspapers c…

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