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2014* Budgets for Fall and Winter Forage Crops (pdf) (website)

*2013-2014* Performance of Ryegrass Varieties in Alabama (pdf) (website)

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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 Rudy Yates reports finding the... 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 of money due to cost... more

Don Ball Awarded 2015 Grasslander Award

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

Standby Generators for Emergency Power

​ Standby generators are powered by tractors or engines and may be either portable or stationary. Engine-driven units available may have an automatic or manual... more

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance and Information on Disaster Programs

​ USDA issued a press release September 2 encouraging livestock producers who suffered eligible disaster-related losses to enroll in the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP)... more

Fall Armyworm Invasion Continues

Fall armyworms invade pastures, hayfields and lawns every summer in Alabama. Some years, the damage done by these pests is mild. Other years, they... more

New Rainwater Catchment System Installed at SROC

By Robert S. Spencer, Urban Regional Extension Specialist … The Alabama Mountains, Rivers, and Valleys Resource, ... more

Alabama BCIA Announces the 2013 Outstanding Extension Educator

The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) named the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Extension Educator during their 50th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting held... more

Extension at Work in Southeast Asia

By Robert Spencer, Urban Regional Extension Specialist​ … From mid-April to May 2014, Urban Regional Extension ... more

Registration Open for 2014 Regional Beef Cattle Conference Set for June

Registration is now open for the 2014 Regional Beef Cattle Conference. Sponsored by the Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences and Alabama Cooperative Extension... more