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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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Alabama Peanut Insect Pest Scouting Report – September 11, 2015

Headland and Brewton, AL – The peanuts look really good this season but there have been many questions about caterpillar control... more

Development and Productivity of Pierce's Disease resistant Vitis Vinifera Grape selections in central Alabama

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association;#IPM Communicator: Diseases … Alabama, gifted with a warm growing... more

Advanced Vegetable Production Practices for Increasing Yields

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association;#IPM Communicator: Production Systems;#Vegetable Pest Management … Come for... more

Sweet Potatoes

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association;#IPM Communicator: Miscellaneous … Sweetpotatoes are one of the... more

Explore Food Production at Ag Discovery Adventure

AUBURN, Ala.—Ag Discovery Adventure is set for Saturday, Oct. 10, at the E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter, Ala. Ag Discovery Adventure... more

Extension Report- Peanut Harvesting

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association;#IPM Communicator: Miscellaneous … Peanut harvest is now underway in the... more

Enhancing Food Safety and Quality

Whether it’s a new food business in Alabama looking for assistance with its nutrition labeling or a farmer who wants to... more

Pheromone trap catches for major insect pests (peanut and vegetable crops) – September 8, 2015

IPM Communicator: Insect Pests;#Vegetable Pest Management … Beet armyworms (BAW):  Has 5-6 generations in the... more

Watch for caterpillars on late-planted and cool season vegetable crops!

IPM Communicator: Insect Pests;#Vegetable Pest Management … A detailed blog about moth activity and statewide... more

Hubbard trap crop protects yellow squash from insect pests!

IPM Communicator: Insect Pests;#Vegetable Pest Management … This is going to be good news for... 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