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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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Watch for Lesser Cornstalk Borers, Armyworms, and Budworms in Peanuts (June 23, 2016)

To see the blog with detailed insect photos and statewide pest distribution maps with moth counts, please refer to this blog... more

Download the High Tunnel Crop Production iBook for Free!

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's iBook, "High Tunnel Crop Production Handbook", is a great tool to help farmers who are... more

General Report on Moth Activity across Alabama (June 23, 2016)

Welcome to another series of insect pest alerts based on information generated from the pheromone trap catches from 14 locations... more

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Alabama

This timely information sheet provides information about the brown marmorated stinkbug, which has been found in 15 counties in Alabamahttps://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=822... more

Chimeras-Genetic Mutations in Crops

Chimera in Cotton I often get asked by farmers about abnormal growth in their cotton, soybean or peanut... more

Herbicide Applications in Hot, Dry Conditions

Herbicides will work best when a plant is actively growing, vigorously growing plants … Herbicide... more

Alabama Pest Scouting Report: Focus on Caterpillar Control in Vegetables (June 13, 2016)

Here is a report on insect pests seen during farm visits and scouting at research plots in the past week... more

Early Season Management Tips for Cotton Production

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Quick Guide to Sprayer Calibration with the 1/128th Method

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Applying Growth Regulators to Upland Cotton

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Peach Orchard News   RSS

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