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 newsletter is to provide information about sustainable crop production and pest management information for a diverse range of crops grown in Alabama. This newsletter promotes sustainable agriculture, i.e., successful farming without depleting natural resources so that future generations can have productive land for food production. Currently there are over 2,600 subscribers in the database, including many email groups. Growth rate for the subscriptions is about 14 percent yearly. Articles are published as blogs (links are sent out via email) and PDF format for archive.
Outside media agencies are welcome to share articles published on this website; please share the original source as “Alabama IPM Communicator e-Newsletter”. Research and Extension personnel from all education institutions in Alabama can submit crop production and plant protection articles of high relevance for immediate release; authors should contact newsletter coordinator for publication guidelines.
Topics include insect identification and scouting, beginning farmer, insect control in crops, and events.
Readers outside Alabama should check with their university Extension before using any recommendation. The Editorial Board assumes no responsibility for published information. Please contact appropriate authors for any clarification. If you want to add subscribers to the newsletter during the educational event, then use this sign-up form. Thank you so much to all readers.
Newsletter Coordinator/Copy editor: Ann Chambliss, Outreach Administrator/Program Assistant
Chief Editor: Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Entomologist & State Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education Coordinator, Auburn University.
Board Members: Henry Fadamiro – Associate Professor of Entomology & Plant Pathology Department, State IPM Coordinator, Auburn University. Rudy Pacumbaba – Ext. Specialist, Alabama A&M University. Conrad Bonsi – Professor and Associate Dean, Tuskegee University.
Funding agencies: We are very thankful for the continued support of the following funding agencies over multiple years.
- USDA Crop Protection and Pest Management Program (Statewide Extension IPM Coordination)
- USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (USDA BFRDP)
- USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (USDA SARE)
- USDA Organic Agriculture Research and Education Initiative (USDA OAREI)
- Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Specialty Crops Block Grant (ADAI SCBG)
- Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA)
- Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA)
- Natural Resources Conservation Service – Alabama (NRCS-AL)