Upcoming Events:

  • Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center - Field Day

    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location: 13112 AL Highway 68, Crossville, AL 35962
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
    08/30 - Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center - Field Day
  • Henry County Commission Report

    Time: 11:30 AM
    Location: 101 N. Doswell St. Suite A
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
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    09/01 - Henry County Commission Report
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/06 - Farmimg 101
  • Agronomic Crops-Webinar series

    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Duncan Hall - Conference room 112. The webinars in May, June and August will be in Duncan 108
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
    09/13 - Agronomic Crops-Webinar series
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/13 - Farmimg 101
  • Alabama Private Training Course in Region 4

    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Tallapoosa County Extension Office
    Calendar: Agronomic Crops
    09/15 - Alabama Private Training Course in Region 4
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/20 - Farmimg 101
  • Backyard Insects and Wildlife

    Time: 9:00 AM
    Location: Wiregrass Research and Extension Center Auditorium 167 AL HWY 134 E. Headland, AL
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/22 - Backyard Insects and Wildlife
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/27 - Farmimg 101
  • Farmimg 101

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 600 S 7th ST Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    10/04 - Farmimg 101
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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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Considerations for Choosing an Insecticide to Control Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

Now that we are in the third month of the 2016 outbreak of fall armyworms, it has been necessary to... more

Soybean Insect Update

I have found several fields with treatable levels of soybean loopers (foliage feeders) which coincide with the high level of... more

OBSERVATIONS FROM THE CORN FIELD

SHREDDED CORN LEAVES FROM IRRIGATION SPRINKERS I have been getting several questions from growers concerning their observations in corn... more

Observations from the Soybean Field

Yellow-Striped Armyworm munching on soybeans unaware that it is about to meet its doom from Tachinid fly larvae... more

Watch for mid-season insect pests of peanuts

There have been several reports of caterpillars and at least two queries about the lesser corn stalk borer over the... more

Hubbard Squash Trap Crop, Squash Bugs, and Other Pest Updates

Mid-season hot and dry weather in Alabama brings many insect problems that can greatly affect heat-stressed vegetable crops... more

SUBSURFACE DRIP IRRIGATION PAYS HUGE DIVIDENDS

SUBSURFACE DRIP IRRIGATION PAYS HUGE DIVIDENDS MEETINGS ON AUGUST 23 AND 24 Cherokee County farmer Nick McMichen looks over... more

Leaffooted Bugs and Caterpillars on Vegetables (July 1, 2016)

For statewide moth activity report and distribution maps, please refer to this blog …... more

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


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