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Extension educators are striving to ensure that Alabama farmers remain competitive in a global farming economy even as they adopt safer, more environmentally sustainable production practices.

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The Next Wave of Fall Armyworm Damage IS HERE!

Since July 26, when I wrote that the next wave of armyworms is expected soon, cattlemen, farm supply retailers, and extension agents have let me... more


we near the end of the spring/summer growing season, it’s time to start … ... more


It has been a while since we last discussed or posted … concerning the... more

Watch for Next Wave of Fall Armyworms in Forage Grasses

We will probably find more fall armyworm damage in the next week or so, as the offspring of the previous... more

White Sugarcane Aphid Found on Sorghum in Escambia and Chilton Counties in Alabama

Updated July 26, 2014: Dr. Hagan reports white sugarcane aphids from his plots on Clanton, AL (Chilton Co,).  Drs. Catchott,... more

PROFIT PROFILES Posted - July 25, 2104

Profit Profiles has been updated to reflect closing values as of July 25, 2014: http://www.aces.edu/dept/profitprofiles/. … Please contact... more

Useful Soybean Extension Publications

The following two extension publications can provide useful information for soybeans this year. The first publication covers FUNGICIDE EFFICACY FOR... more

PRECISION AG WORKSHOP: Big Data: Managing Your Most Elusive Farm Asset

​Discover new opportunities with BIG DATA!   … Join Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey,... more


L.) is a highly aromatic and fragrant fruit which is often described as a mixture … ... more

Fall Armyworms in Forage Grasses Update, Week of July 14

Fall armyworms in pastures or hayfields have now been reported in 18 counties, as of July 14, 2014: Blount,... more

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an example of the effect of 'rest breaking' product applied on January 29, 2002 to 'Cresthaven' peach tree

Peach and Strawberry Update

Noticed plum curculio (PC) larvae infested fruit had begun to drop from peach trees. I would estimate that fruit began... more

Cool Season Trap Crops Working

Good growth was obtained with many of the cool season trap crops such as wheat. Now that seed heads are... more

Rapid Increase in Activity

Last Thursday we captured our first plum curculio (PC) in an unmanaged peach orchard here at the office. From four... more

Activity Increases for Plants and Bugs

Peach orchards throughout Central Alabama are actively moving into full bloom. The bloom period will stretch over a longer period... more

Delayed Winter Weather, Helping?

Seems we are just now beginning to see winter weather. This is typically what happens when we have a warmer... more

Temperature Drops Not Lasting

We have continued to see short duration drops in temperatures followed by warmer and moist conditions. While the weather has... more

Mild Winter Temps Cause Concern

Fruit growers throughout Alabama and the southeast are getting concerned about the mild winter we are experiencing this year. Our... more

Peach Season Nearing End

Most growers in Central Alabama are getting really close to ending the 2011 peach season. Only a few varieties remain.... more

Farm, Home, and Wildlife Field Day

Rain did not stop the largest agricultural field day in Alabama this past Saturday. Over 700 people registered and more... more

Pest Alert For Fruit Producers

In 2008 the first detection of a new pest, spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii was found in Santa Cruz... more