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Cold Weather and Forage Considerations for Cattlemen (pdf)

Determing Forage Demand and Animal Intake (pdf)

Understanding Stocking Rates in Grazing Systems (pdf)


Collecting Forage Samples for Laboratory Analysis (pdf)

2014* Budgets for Fall and Winter Forage Crops

*2013-2014* Performance of Ryegrass Varieties in Alabama

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A Quick Guide to Grazing Methods (F 2014-5)


Proceedings from the 2013 Alabama Forage and Grassland Conference

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*2016* Fall Armyworm Watch Map

*2016* Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Maps

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Low Prices and Drought in the Cattle Industry

Low Prices and Drought - Timely Information.pdf... more

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 … I... 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 September 2016... 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 … But they will... 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 treat some fields more than... 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 do not need to mow... more

Chinch Bugs in Alabama Forages, August 4, 2016

I have heard of several damaging chinch bug infestations in the last week … Two reports were from pearl... more

Dealing with Hot, Dry Conditions in Beef Operations

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

Drought Monitoring Resources for Cattle Producers

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

Heifer Management and Nutrition

This Timely Information Heifer Management and Nutrition - Timely Information .pdfSheet provides an overview of nutrition and management of 1st calf heifershttps://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=829... more