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Crop Production-Food, Fiber, Ornamentals, and Turf

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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HYDROPONICS 101

Are you interested in learning the basics of commercial greenhouse vegetable production? … This... more

Tis the Season for Winter Grain Mites

Shareline: Watch Out for Winter Grain Mites in Overseeded Small Grains and Ryegrass … ... more

November 11, 2014: Diversity by Design: Using Trap Crops to Control the Crucifer Flea Beetle

to Control the Crucifer Flea Beetle, by entomologist Joyce Parker of the EPA. The webinar will take ... more

PECAN PRODUCTION ON A SMALL SCALE

you ever wondered why the nuts on your pecan tree are undeveloped? There are … ... more

Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in 17 Alabama Counties

Updated October 24: Added Cullman County to the list. … Updated September 25: Add... more

Looking Forward to 2015

​Even before farmers began to harvest the 2014 crops, they were looking forward towards 2015 and ... more

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

are all familiar with the term ‘sustainable agriculture’ - it has broad meaning … ... more

2013 Agronomic Crops Team IMPACT REPORT

​The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has published an impact summary for the Agronomics Crops Team detailing results and outcomes for... more

​Asian Pear Cultivar Evaluation Trial in Alabama

​Asian pears are considerably different from the old hard home-grown … varieties like ‘Keiffer’... more

Cooler Nights Provide Excellent Opportunity for Aerating Grain Bins

​The weather forecast for Alabama is calling for some coooler nights in the week ahead, with lows in the 40's... 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