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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

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

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

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

Chinch Bugs in Alabama Forages, August 4, 2016

I have heard of several damaging chinch bug infestations in the last week …... more

Dealing with Hot, Dry Conditions in Beef Operations

This Timely Information Sheet provides an overview of drought management strategies in Alabama beef operations …... more

Drought Monitoring Resources for Cattle Producers

This information sheet contains links to drought monitoring decision tools for beef producers in the Southeast... more

Heifer Management and Nutrition

This Timely Information Heifer Management and Nutrition - Timely Information .pdfSheet provides an overview of nutrition and management of 1st... more

Alternative Feeds for Beef Cattle During Drought

This information sheet provides an overview of feeding strategies for beef cattle when forage resources become limited... more


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