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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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​Soybean rust detected in Escambia County

was detected in a soybean sentinel plot in Brewton in Escambia County on August … ... more

White Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in Twelve Alabama Counties

Updated August 25: White sugarcane aphid was found in sorghum in Lowndes COunty last week. … ... more

WIREGRASS CROPS UPDATE for the Week of August 18th

​This update cover the effect of dry weather currently being experienced and its affect on crops in the Wiregrass region of Alabama.  Recent visits... more

NTFPs Please!

​Non-Timber Forest Products Fall Webinar Series … This series will be a great... more

Observations of White Sugarcane Aphid in the Auburn University Agronomy Crops Garden

Last week Dr. Dennis Delaney discovered white sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, on sorghum in the Auburn University Crops Garden in... more

GROWING 87.5% VITIS VINIFERA GRAPES WITHIN THE HIGH PIERCE’S DISEASE PRESSURE SOUTHEASTERN REGION

Pierce’s Disease (PD) is a serious threat to the cultivation of grapes in the … ... more

AG Discovery Adventure - September 13th, 2014

​Ag Discovery Adventure is coming soon! Join us on September 13 at Auburn Universities E.V. Smith Research Center, Shorter, AL. The... more

Keep Checking Those Forages for Fall Armyworm Until First Frost

At some point each year I give up keeping track of counties and declare a statewide fall armyworm epidemic.  Today... more

Wiregrass Grain Crops Update - Week of August 11th

Corn harvest is starting to ramp up in the Wiregrass.  So far yields have been really good on the early... more

Fall Armyworm Invasion Continues

Fall armyworms invade pastures, hayfields and lawns every summer in Alabama. Some years, the damage done by these pests... 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