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The El Niño Climate Phase and What It Means for Cattlemen

This Timely Information Sheet provides an overview of potential winter climatic conditions, implications, and management strategies for cattlemen ... more

Explore Food Production at Ag Discovery Adventure

AUBURN, Ala.—Ag Discovery Adventure is set for Saturday, Oct. 10, at the E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter, Ala. Ag Discovery Adventure... more

Check Bermudagrass Forage for the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot, July 24, 2015

Beef Cattle Management;#Warm Season Forages;#Hay … Damage from bermudagrass stem maggot was reported from... more

It is Time to Look for Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

Beef Cattle Management;#Hay;#Warm Season Forages … This week cattlemen and extension agents  reported finding... more

Good Spray Coverage is Essential for Controlling Sugarcane Aphids

Sugarcane aphid population densities have increased rapidly in Alabama sorghum fields during the first half of July ... more

Update on Sugarcane Aphids in Alabama, July 2, 2015

Population densities of sugarcane aphid continued to increase in Alabama sorghum fields this past week … ... more

Don't Spray Those Sugarcane Aphids Too Soon!

Last week it was not hard to find sugarcane aphid in sorghum fields in central and south Alabama ... more

Watch for fall armyworms in summer grass forages

This is a reminder for Alabama forage producers:  don't forget to scout your summer grass forages for fall armyworms ... more

Sugarcane Aphids Well Established on Sorghum in Central and SE Alabama, Already Sprayed in SW Alabama

Just a quick update on last week's post, Sugarcane Aphid Found in Marengo and Baldwin Counties ... more

Sugarcane Aphid Found on Grain Sorghum in Marengo and Baldwin Counties the Week of June 8, 2015

Sugarcane aphids were found in a field of whorl-stage grain sorghum in Marengo County on June 11 ... more


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