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NEWSLETTERS REPORTING INSECT ACTIVITY & MUCH MORE!

Please select a year to access newsletters (PDF files). For research data in a spreadsheet format, please read the sections below.

2011 - AALABAMA IPM COMMUNICATOR (WEEKLY PUB.)

2010 - ALABAMA IPM COMMUNICATOR (NEW WEEKLY PUB.)

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WELCOME TO ALABAMA IPM INSECT MONITORING PROGRAM

Introduction to the project: This project was initiated in 2009 to continuously provide insect activity information to crop producers. The project was repeated in 2010 with assistance from numerous personnel from Extension, industry representatives, and producers. IPM traps are setup adjacent to peanut and vegetable fields. Since many of the monitored insects are polyphagous pests (with numerous plant hosts) which makes this insect activity information useful for crop producers who are encouraged to try the pheromone-based insect monitoring systems on their own farm for a few critical species each year. Please note that pheromone trapping do not diminish the importance of direct crop scouting for assessing insect injury to the crop. For assistance regarding the insect monitoring program or to become a member of IPM network, please contact Dr. A any time, cell phone: 251-331-8416, e-mail: bugdoctor@auburn.edu. Thank you very much.

Funding agencies: Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordination Grant, the Southeastern Peanut Research Initiative, and the Alabama Speciality Crops Block Grant 

Coordinators: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar (Extension Entomologist & SARE Coordinator), Dr. Henry Fadamiro (Alabama IPM Coordinator)

Where can you find insect trap reports? In 2009, insect activity reports and IPM advisories were pubished in the form of ACES Timely Information or TI factsheets (http://www.aces.edu/timelyinfo/#Entomology). In 2010, the TI factsheet was replaced by the IPM COMMUNICATOR - a comprehensive weekly publication with insect, disease, and weed management sections. To subcribe to this electronic newsletter, please email bugdoctor@auburn.edu. For a comprehensive look at season-long insect trap catches, please download the EXCEL spreadsheets below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 IPM MONITORING DATA & PICTURE ARCHIVE

This extensive picture archive of insect pheromone trap that has been created for research and training purposes.

IPM scouts (2009, 2010): Lloyd Chapman, Neil Kelly, Michael Reeves, Gary Gray, James Miles, William East, Jr., Brandon Dillard, Leonard Kuykendall, Chris Becker, Timothy Reed, Kathy Flanders, Ayanava Majumdar, Chazz Hesselein, Earl Snell (producer), Russel Bean (producer), George Huckabay (crop advisor)

EXCEL Spreadsheets with research data: Trap catches- Final 2010.xlsx, Trap catches - Final 2009.xls

Instructions for IPM scouts: click here to download quick tips in Microsoft WORD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT THE INSECT SPECIES FROM THE LIST BELOW:

Beet armyworm

Fall armyworm

Southern armyworm

Corn earworm

Tobacco budworm

Black cutworm

Cabbage looper

Soybean looper

Lesser cornstalk borer

European corn borer

Tomato pinworm

Diamondback moth

Corn rootworm

Sugarcane beetle (click for an image): Since 2009, growers from several counties in Alabama are reporting damage to sweet corn due to the sugarcane beetle. For more information about identification and crop injury, please refer to the Timely Information factsheet (http://www.aces.edu/timelyinfo/entomology/2009/July/July06.pdf). In 2010, the crop damage due to sugarcane beetle was more widespread and the beetle may be present in most of the southern, central, and eastern counties of Alabama. Growers are advised to stay alert and scout their sweet corn for RANDOM CROP LODGING and if you see damage in a row of corn. If in doubt, please call your nearest Extension office and seek immediate advice for managing this insect. Image source: Daniel Porch, Blount County.