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Humid + Muggy = Humugity

Every time I've stepped outdoors the last few days, I imagined that I stepped into a room in which someone was pouring water on hot rocks. It's hot, steamy,... more

Don't Spray Those Sugarcane Aphids Too Soon!

​Last week it was not hard to find sugarcane aphid in sorghum fields in central and south Alabama. About half the fields that were... more

Squash Pollination Problems

​Q. I was walking in my vegetable garden the other day and noticed that some of my squash blossoms are falling off. What... more

Watch for fall armyworms in summer grass forages

This is a reminder for Alabama forage producers:  don't forget to scout your summer grass forages for fall armyworms.  A few fall armyworms have already been found in pastures and hayfields in Lamar and... more

Sugarcane Aphids Well Established on Sorghum in Central and SE Alabama, Already Sprayed in SW Alabama

​Just a quick update on last week's post, Sugarcane Aphid Found in Marengo and Baldwin Counties.  Last week, they were also found at subeconomic levels in a crop field in Dale County... more

IPM Strategies for Managing Sugarcane Aphid in Alabama Sorghum

This publication discusses a new key pest of sorghum called the sugarcane aphid. Tips on how to identify the aphid are included. The publication emphasizes... more

Sugarcane Aphid Found on Grain Sorghum in Marengo and Baldwin Counties the Week of June 8, 2015

​Sugarcane aphids were found in a field of whorl-stage grain sorghum in Marengo County on June 11.  Fortunately they were still at sub-economic levels, about... more

Sugarcane aphids were found recently on Johnsongrass in Alabama

​Updated May 11, 2015: Sugarcane aphids have been found this spring on Johnsongrass in Alabama.  The week of May 4-8 Rudy Yates reports finding the... more

Not just a Ditch Lily

Question:  I have a delightful neighbor who has lived in this area all her life; she regales me with stories about old landscapes, old homes,... more

If You Want to Grow Sorghum in 2015, Look for Sugarcane Aphid on Johnsongrass in Alabama Now!

Sugarcane aphid was first seen as a pest of sorghum in Alabama in 2014. It cost sorghum producers a lot of money due to cost... more

Meet the staff & directions
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David West
County Extension Coordinator
County Administration Building
1702 Noble Street, Suite 108
Anniston, AL 36201
Phone: (256) 237-1621
Fax: (256) 238-8630