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Soybean rust on the move in Alabama
Soybean rust was detected in Houston, Dale, Autauga, Elmore, Butler, Conecuh, Escambia, Clarke and Marengo counties this week … The disease was found in soybean research plots in Autauga and Elmore counties and on kudzu in the other locations … Images are of Soybean rust on …   more

Precision Ag and IPM: Effectiveness of Automated Traps for Pest Monitoring
IPM Communicator: Insect Pests;#Vegetable Pest Management … This article is based on research observations with a new product; mention of names should not be considered as product endorsement … Vegetable crops are affected by many insect pests during the production season …   more
Caterpillars on the rise in peanuts (pest update for Aug 11, 2017)
The Alabama Peanut IPM program conducts routine pest monitoring using sticky wing traps from various locations statewide … Based on trap catches from May to August 2017 (see illustration on the left), it is evident that the above-normal rains in June and July disrupted …   more
Charcoal rot: A hidden threat to soybean yield
The persistent hot weather in many areas of the country this growing season may be conducive to the development of charcoal rot disease in soybean … Farmers, agronomists, crop consultants and specialists are encouraged to scout for this particular disease now …   more
Peanut insect pest highlights for July 28, 2017
This report is based on sticky wing pheromone trap catches from 16 locations and direct crop scouting, along with information from producer calls … The Alabama Peanut IPM website provides you 24/7 access to IPM publications and training videos … For example, a 10 to 11 inch …   more