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  • Collecting Forage Samples for Laboratory Analysis (pdf)

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

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

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

  • Proceedings from the 2013 Alabama Forage and Grassland Conference (pdf) (website)

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A Quick Guide to Grazing Methods

Grazing systems, grazing methods, grazing management.....what does it all mean to you and your cattle operation? … Find... more

Watch for Next Wave of Fall Armyworms in Forage Grasses

We will probably find more fall armyworm damage in the next week or so, as the offspring of the previous generation get big enough to... more

Fall Armyworms in Forage Grasses Update, Week of July 14

Fall armyworms in pastures or hayfields have now been reported in 18 counties, as of July 14, 2014: Blount, Butler, Choctaw, Covington, Dale, Dallas,... more

More Reports of Fall Armyworm in the Week of July 7

Fall armyworms in pastures or hayfields have now been reported in 12 counties, as of July 8, 2014: Choctaw, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Lawrence,... more

Fall Armyworms Reported In Seven Alabama Counties

Fall armyworms in pastures or hayfields were reported in the week of June 30-July 6 in the following Alabama counties: Choctaw, Dale, Henry, Lee, St.... more

​Those All Important Cover Crops. They Are Not Just For Use In The Winter

Many soils that are not productive due to poor physical properties can be restored and made more productive through the continued use of cover crops.... more

Forage Focus Webinar in August

August 13, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. CDT … August is an important time to scout forages for insects.  Tune... 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