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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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Webinar Explains How to Deal with Sugarcane Aphid

​Last week Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Research produced an excellent webinar about sugarcane aphid.  The webinar covers biology of... more

Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in 16 Alabama Counties

Updated September 25: Add Marengo County to the list of counties where sugarcane aphid has been reported. ... more

Southern SARE Producer Grant Calls for Proposals Released

the 2014 Producer Grants, intended for farmers/ranchers and farmer/rancher … organizations throughout the Southern... more

​PLECTOSPORIUM BLIGHT OF PUMPKIN

Plectosporium blight was first reported on pumpkins in Tennessee in 1988. Since then, it has been reported in other... more

The Next Wave of Fall Armyworm Damage IS HERE!

Since July 26, when I wrote that the next wave of armyworms is expected soon, cattlemen, farm supply retailers, and extension agents have let me... more

Navigating the Farm Bill

Alabama farmers need a road map to utilize the many programs under the umbrella of the 2014 Farm Bill. The... more

Agricultural Pesticide Clean Day Offers Disposal Opportunity to Farmers and Landowners

August 27, 2014— The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are offering an Agricultural... more

​Soybean rust detected in Escambia County

was detected in a soybean sentinel plot in Brewton in Escambia County on August … ... more

WIREGRASS CROPS UPDATE for the Week of August 18th

​This update cover the effect of dry weather currently being experienced and its affect on crops in the Wiregrass region of Alabama.  Recent visits... more

NTFPs Please!

​Non-Timber Forest Products Fall Webinar Series … This series will be a great... 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