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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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Caption Corn affected by Arrested Ear Syndrome … North Alabama corn growers, especially those with... more

Sugarcane Aphids Found in Central Alabama, Section 18 Update

Sugarcane aphids were found in central Alabama on Johnsongrass on May 3. If they follow the same pattern as last year,... more

Life without Propiconazole in Peanuts

Late last fall, the European Union (EU) reduced the maximum residue level of propiconazole fungicide on imported peanuts for the 2016... more

Managing for 100+ Bushel Per Acre Soybeans

Alabama soybean farmers interested in achieving higher yields, especially those striving for 100+ bushels per acre yields, may want to... more

Gramoxone Drift on Corn

Gramoxone Drift can be a concern in corn particularly when it comes to if yields will be affected... more

Stored Grain Pest Management Workshop

Central Alabama Stored Grain Pest Management Workshop … On-farm storage capacity lets you keep the... more

Scout Alabama Corn for Early Season Damage from Insect Pests

All too often we find corn that has already been damaged by early season insect pests …... more

Don’t Forget to Read Your Pesticide Label!

Planting is underway this time of year and Burndown as well as preemergence herbicides should be applied in order to give... more

Watch for Armyworm this Spring on Corn, Small Grains, and Grass Forages in Alabama

Entomologists can usually predict outbreaks of armyworm, Mythimna unipuncta, in Alabama … That is because cool, wet... more

Early Season Insect Management in Cotton and Soybeans

Thrips are a key pest of seedling cotton … Seedling soybean is vulnerable to... 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