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The Peach Insect and Disease Management Chart is a tool for peach orchard growers that need a quick carry-around resource to manage insects during certain tree cycles.

The tool includes the most common insect pests and connects those to the best practices of prevention. Insects that this tool covers include scale and European red mite, lesser peachtree borer, thrips, and many more. Farmers can slide the chart to view active ingredients that works best for each insect pest, and when and how to apply it.

To order a slide chart, contact Ayanava Majumdar at azm0024@aces.edu. You can also get a copy from any commercial horticulture regional Extension agent.

The Organic Vegetable IPM Toolkit slide chart, a critical tool for small producers and beginning farmers, provides information about organic and sustainable pest management strategies for more than 20 critical insect pest species.

The tool includes the most common chewing and sucking insect pests and connects those to the best practices of prevention or exclusion. Insects that this tool covers include tomato fruitworm, grasshopper, cutworm, thrips, and many more. Farmers can view systems-based practices, mechanical and physical tactics, and which biorational insecticides will work best before outbreak status.

To order a slide chart, contact Ayanava Majumdar at azm0024@aces.edu. You can also get a copy from any commercial horticulture regional Extension agent.

The Alabama Beginning Farmers Project is funded by grants from the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (Awards 2015-04598 & 2018-02936). The overall project implementation plan involves collaboration with a wide range of institutions, producer groups, and nonprofit organizations for supporting beginning farmers statewide. In collaboration with Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Crotovina, Farmscape Solutions, and The United Christian Community Association, the BFRD Program provides science-based information and consultation to beginning farmers, develops new educational resources, and sustains a statewide network of producers to strengthen the local food movement that is inclusive of low-resource farmers and military veterans.

Program Coordinator: Ayanava Majumdar

Technical Assistance Providers: Jayme Oates, Karen Wynne, and Andrew Williams

Funding Agency: USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (Phase 1 and 2 Grants) www.nifa.usda.gov/programs

Commercial Horticulture Regional Extension Agents, Extension Coordinators, and Specialists

Project Objectives

  • Provide science-based information and consultation to beginning farmers.
  • Support and collaborate with third-party educational programs.
  • Develop new educational resources (e-curriculum, phone app, printed materials).
  • Sustain a statewide network of producers to strengthen the local food movement that is inclusive of low resource farmers and military veterans.

More Information

Visit the Digital Resources for Farmers webpage for information on educational opportunities. Other educational resources are also available on the Alabama Extension Commercial Horticulture Facebook page. For more information, visit www.AlabamaBeginningFarmer.com.

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