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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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2017 Agronomic Crops Webinar Series Provides Timely Information for Alabama Farmers

The Agronomic Crops Team from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is pleased to announce a series of monthly webinars for... more

When in drought, don’t forget to scout!

This article should appeal to a wide range of producers across Alabama … Year... more

IPM Videos for Beginning Farmers

Alabama Vegetable IPM Project reaches out to a large variety of audience through multiple communication channels... more

Commercial Horticulture Webinar Recordings - 2016 Series

The Commercial Horticulture Extension Team conducts a …... more

NOT TOO EARLY TO THINK ABOUT CORN

We have just gotten harvest season behind us and most growers want to enjoy the holidays but it is not... more

Effectiveness of organic insecticides for controlling the yellowmargined leaf beetle

Numerous past articles in the IPM Communicator have described the biology and behavior of the yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB, Microtheca... more

2016 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Results Available

The 2016 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial results are now available … Variety selection is... more

Drought effects on Toxic Plants

As Alabama continues with below average rainfall and above average temperatures, the drought is taking its toll on the pastures... more

Moving Hay May Spread Cogongrass in Alabama

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management … Current drought conditions have left many Alabama... more

Cotton –The Silver Lining in This Year’s Drought

Calhoun County cotton farmer Woody Cheatwood was shocked at how good his cotton yields were this year with the prolonged... 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