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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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Which Grain Sorghum Hybrids Are Resistant to Sugarcane Aphid?

Grain sorghum hybrids differ in their resistance to attack by sugarcane aphid … Regardless of... more

Should You Use an Insecticide Seed Treatment on Grain Sorghum?

This is an easy question to answer Yes … Insecticide seed treatments protect young seedlings from... more

Alabama Crops Monthly Webinar Series to Provide Timely Information for Growers

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

Check Alabama Small Grains for Aphids

Small grains may be at higher risk this season for two diseases, barley yellow dwarf and cereal yellow dwarf ... more

Looking Back and Moving Forward in Cotton Production: A Southeast Alabama Perspective

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Cotton Seeding Rate Evaluations at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center – Headland, Al

Cotton seeding rate study timely info.pdfhttps://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=803... more

Dicamba-tolerant soybeans approved in China

Monsanto Company announced that commercial Dicamba-tolerant soybeans will be available for the 2016 growing season … ... more

Vegetable IPM Videos for Self-Paced Learning

IPM Communicator: Insect Pests;#Vegetable Pest Management … Alabama Vegetable IPM Project reaches out to... more

Challenges to Cowpea Curculio Management in Alabama

IPM Communicator: Insect Pests;#IPM Communicator: Production Systems;#Vegetable Pest Management … Cowpeas or southern peas... more

Yield Response and Yield Reaction of Corn Varieties at Multiple Alabama Locations in 2015

Selected Pioneer, DeKalb, and Northrup King corn hybrids were screened at 2 Southwest Alabama and one Central Alabama locations ... 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