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​PLECTOSPORIUM BLIGHT OF PUMPKIN

on pumpkins in Tennessee in 1988.  Since … then, it has been reported in other areas of the United... more

​STEM CANKER ON SOYBEANS

have been a handful of reports of stem canker this September.  Stem canker is a fungal disease typically … ... more

Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in 15 Alabama Counties

Updated September 15: Sorghum producers are still battling the sugarcane aphid.  It was reported last week from fairly young sorghum in Houston County and from sugarcane... more

WE OWN ALABAMA’S FORESTS

​Did you know that we have the … third most forested state in the contiguous 48 states?  Nearly 23... more

SOURCES OF SUSTAINABLE INSECT CONTROL PRODUCTS

and greatly satisfying activity for many home owners across Alabama, but the … produce is always at risk of... more

​UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION RELEASES APP FOR MAKING SPRAYER-RELATED CALCULATIONS

University of Illinois Extension has released … a new smartphone app for making sprayer-related calculations. Pesticide Spray ... more

Save the Date: Farm and Home Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

By Robert Spencer​, Urban Regional Extension Specialist … Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional ... 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 know the next wave is... more

TARGET SPOT ON SOYBEANS

spot has been observed in numerous commercial fields in recent weeks. The … disease has been an increasing problem... more

ALERT TO FRUIT GROWERS: SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA

should be on the lookout for a new and very damaging invasive pest which … has  become established in... more