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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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Cotton –The Silver Lining in This Year’s Drought

Calhoun County cotton farmer Woody Cheatwood was shocked at how good his cotton yields were this year with the prolonged... more

Lawrence County’s Speake School Uses JMG Program to Teach Youth about Importance of Agriculture; Farming

Children attending Speake Elementary in rural Lawrence County are setting the bar higher for youth around the state by learning... more

Drought Takes a Toll on Mental Health

Slowly, the earth loses its moisture … Row crops don’t make it to harvest or... more

Drought effects on Toxic Plants

As Alabama continues with below average rainfall and above average temperatures, the drought is taking its toll on the pastures... more

19 Production Practices for High Wheat Yields in North Alabama

Research has shown when a farmer's seed is of good quality (free of weed seed, undamaged by insects, has high... more

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

Cotton Boll Rot: Potential Causes & Management Considerations

Boll Rot in cotton is a frequent issue in Alabama, and when growers notice it in their fields around harvest... more

Death due to Dicamba in Arkansas

http//www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/ar-man-shot-dead-in-farm-dispute The link above will take you to a story about the misuse of dicamba resulting in the death of... more

Hardlock and Boll Rot in SW AL Cotton in 2016

Earlier, I received a call from the BASF sales representative in South Alabama …... more

The Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's Annual Conference is a Month Away

Registration closes Monday, Nov. 7 for the conference in Clanton Nov. 17-18 … The... 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