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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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PLANT IDENTIFICATION: QUEEN ANNE’S POCKET MELON

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

White Sugarcane Aphid Found on Sorghum in Escambia County, Alabama

This week Dr. Austin Hagan from Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System found white sugarcane aphid on sorghum in his variety... 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

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

Rejuvenating Okra: Producing a Fall Crop from a Spring Planted Crop

Most okra varieties are ready to pick 55 to 60 days after planting … ... more

Crop Production Workshops & IPM Field Day Set for August 6

​The Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University’s Small Farm … Research Center and Department of... more

Bitterness in Cucumber & Zucchini

sativus) is bitterness.  Both cucumbers and zucchinis are members of … the Cucurbit family,... more

High Tunnel Workshop in Clayton, AL

Meal Sponsored by Alabama Ag Credit and First South Farm Credit … If you... more

​GRAFTING IN VEGETABLE CROPS

Dr. Joe Kemble, Extension Vegetable Specialist and … with resistant rootstocks offers one of... more

​SEEDLESS WATERMELONS -- WHY ARE SEED COSTLY? WHY DO THEY PRODUCE SEEDS SOMETIME? AND OTHER FACTS…

or "seedless" watermelons were first investigated and developed in … Japan.  Although the science... more


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