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Pest Outbreak Alerts in Alabama

Updated 09/04/18
Updated 08/27/18
Dr. Ron Smith

Dr. Ron Smith

Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Dr. Smith is a Professor Emeritus at Auburn University and contract extension entomologist of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. He received his Ph.D. in entomology from Auburn University in 1970 and has served as the coordinator of the Alabama Cotton Pest Management Program since 1972. His interests include field monitoring, treatment thresholds and chemical selection to target cotton and soybean insects. Common pests he reports on include thrips, plant bugs, escape bollworms, stink bugs and silverleaf whiteflies in cotton; soybean loopers and velvetbean caterpillars in soybeans. Read more from Dr. Smith on the Alabama Insect Blog.

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