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Contents on this page are geared toward training producers and gardeners about the basics of alternative insecticides for sustainable vegetable production in small or large scale. Check with your farmers cooperative or distributor for the availablity of insecticides mentioned in the publications and training videos. Always identify insects first and then think of alternative pest management techniques before using any insecticides. Always read the pesticide label for most up-to-date application rates and nontarget effects. Mention of product names does not mean endorsement of those products. For any further IPM questions, please email or call Dr. A at 251-331-8416.


Fine tune your IPM practices (organic insecticide applications). Amercian Vegetable Grower, June 2014. 1174_001.pdforganic_insecticides1.pdf 

The Alabama vegetable gardener (2013). ANR-0479.

Insecticides for Commercial and Backyard Organic Vegetable Production (2013). ANR-1428.

Pest Management in High Tunnel Crop Production (2013). ANR-1432.

Home Garden Vegetables: Insect Control (2013). ANR-1305. 

Know Your Friend Bookmark (2012). ANR-1440-D.

Organic Pest Management Bookmark (2012). ANR-1440-B.

YouTube Training Videos

PART 1. Botanical Insecticides for Vegetable Production (5:23 min) 
This video provides basic information about botanical insecticides which are derived from plants and may be used in organic situations. Please refer to ANR-1428 for a complete list of alternative insecticides.

PART 2. Microbial Insecticides for Vegetable Production (coming soon!)

PART 3. Spray Timing with Alternative Insecticides (coming soon!) 

Slideshare Presentations (Channel: IPM4ALABAMA)
Botanical Insecticides for Vegetable Production (2013):
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