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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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Controlling Early Season Insect Pests in Small Grains in Alabama 2016 Update

Fall-planted small grains such as wheat, barley, rye, and oats are vulnerable to the attack of several insects... more

How to Keep Your Yields Up and Weeds Down in Wheat

Joyce Tredaway Ducar, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, and Kathy Flanders, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University06... more

​ ADAI Inspection Report

Week of September 5, 2016 Now is the time to be on the lookout for chilli thrips... more

Watch for Fall Armyworms Especially in Small Grains Planted Early for Forage, Wildlife, or Cover Crops

It would be nice if we could be done with fall armyworms for the year …... more

PPO Resistance Likely in North Alabama

By Joyce Tredaway Ducar and Tyler Sandlin Timely recommended applications of Flexstar GT (fomesafen + glyphosate) did not control Palmer... more

Considerations for Choosing an Insecticide to Control Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

Now that we are in the third month of the 2016 outbreak of fall armyworms, it has been necessary to... more

Stemphylium Leaf Spot in Cotton

Stemphylium Leaf Spot in Cotton I have visited several cotton fields with Stemphylium leaf spot …... more

Soybean Harvest Aid Considerations

Many early season planted soybean fields in North Alabama have started to change color and senesce... more

Last day to bushhog your woody perennials

Be sure and tell your forage growers that if they have woody perennials​ (like blackberry) that after August 31, they... more

Watch for the Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle: A Major Pest of Crucifer Crops!!

Although we want to focus on the yellowmargined leaf beetle (Microtheca ochroloma) in this article, it is worth to talk... 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