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Update on Sugarcane Aphids in Alabama, July 2, 2015

​Population densities of sugarcane aphid continued to increase in Alabama sorghum fields this past week.  Above threshold population densities have been... 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. About... 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.  A... 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.  Last week, they were also found at subeconomic levels in a... 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.  Fortunately they were... more

Sugarcane aphids were found recently on Johnsongrass in Alabama

​Updated May 11, 2015: Sugarcane aphids have been found this spring on Johnsongrass in Alabama.  The week of May 4-8... more

If You Want to Grow Sorghum in 2015, Look for Sugarcane Aphid on Johnsongrass in Alabama Now!

Sugarcane aphid was first seen as a pest of sorghum in Alabama in 2014. It cost sorghum producers a lot... more

Small Ruminant Tour Slated for May 22-26

​Small ruminant producers will have an opportunity to learn more about Northeastern meat goat practices on a tour sponsored-in-part by... more

A Spring to Summer Beef Cattle Checklist

​A review of management considerations for changing seasons in beef cattle operations.  … A... more

​Don Ball Awarded 2015 Grasslander Award

Forage and Grassland Council awarded Dr. Don Ball, alumni professor in the … Department... more


 

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