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Reducing Mosquito Populations Key to Limiting Threat of Disease


AUBURN, Alabama—With warm weather approaching, mosquitoes are a threat in many areas. These pests not only cause itchy bite marks, but some also carry mosquito-borne diseases. These diseases are ever changing. “The increase of global travel has brought diseases once uncommon and unheard of in the United States to our shores,” Dr. Xing Ping Hu, an Alabama Extension entomologist and graduate program ... Read More »

Tomatoes: Disease and Drought

Tomato plants are susceptible to foliar diseases and sensitive to drought.  To avoid those problems, gardeners need to use extra care in the garden. Selecting a disease resistant tomato variety is one of the first steps toward growing healthy tomato plants. There are plenty of good tomato varieties, but it’s best to pick a variety recommended for your region. To be ... Read More »

White Sugarcane Aphid Now Found in 12 Alabama Counties

By: Dr. Kathy Flanders, Extension Specialist and Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology White sugarcane aphid has been identified on sorghum in 12 Alabama counties. The pest was first found in late July by Dr. Austin Hagan, a plant pathologist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System on variety tests in Brewton, Ala. Dr. Charles Ray, an Auburn University entomologist, confirmed the ... Read More »