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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. For a comprehensive look at season-long insect trap catches, please download the EXCEL spreadsheets below.