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Interpreting Soil Test Reports from Commercial Labs

Most Alabama soils are naturally low in plant-available nutrients and must be fertilized to maintain crop production … Soil... more

Managing this "Split Crop" of Cotton

Every year brings its own challenges to the farmer … For 2018, it really seems to have been a... more

Stink bug identification and timely management for quality produce

In general, vegetable insect pests have chewing or piercing-sucking mouthparts … Caterpillars, beetles, and grasshoppers are good examples of... more

Cucurbit Diseases this Summer

A few cucurbit diseases were found in a few commercial fields in south Alabama along with the cucurbit downy mildew sentinel plots in Fairhope and... more

Grower and Ag Professional Training Events (Updated Weekly)

Year-round ACES training programs open to the public Private Pesticide Applicator Training Classes (Alabama Pesticide Education Program) http//www.aces.edu/anr/pesticidemgt/ Alabama Master Gardeners Program http//mg.aces.edu/ Monthly extension... more

Evaluating the phosphorus status of soil and the 590 phosphorus application criterion

Animal manure has long been recognized as an important source of macro- (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) and micronutrients (boron, zinc, sulfur) for plants... more

Moth Activity Rising in Vegetables

It is time to scout crops again and prevent insect outbreaks with timely intervention … Excessive rain in much... more

New Pierce's Disease Resistant 94% European Grape Selection and Training System Trial in Alabama

Pierce's Disease (PD) is a serious threat to the cultivation of grapes in the United States, especially in the warmer southern regions... more

Watch for Caterpillars in Peanuts

Excessive rain in May slowed moth activity, but we have detected a sudden increase in pest activity across the state …... more

Chanterelle Mushroom Identification

The excess moisture is allowing for an abundance of mushrooms to emerge … At the Auburn University Plant Diagnostic... more