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Farming 101 in Autauga County

We receive many calls and visits at the Extension Office from people who have land and do not know what to do with it... more

Weeds: They are important to everyone! Here is why

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Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa L.)

In the first week of November, I received four different calls regarding how to control wild turnip in forages …... more

Preemergence Control of Knotroot Foxtail – Preliminary Findings

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Preconditioning Beef Calves

This information sheet provides an overview of considerations for beef producers who may retain ownership or receive calves for a preconditioning phase prior to marketing... more

Evaluation of warm-season baleage in a cow-calf production system

This information sheet highlights the results from a recent winter feeding trial evaluating the use of warm-season baleage for supporting cow-calf production in a fall-calving... more

Sugarcane aphids present on Johnsongrass in Central Alabama

Yesterday I looked at some Johnsongrass in Millstead, Prattville, Autaugaville, and Marion Junction, AL. I found sugarcane aphids (Melanaphis sacchari) at one third of... more

Stored Grain Workshops Scheduled in July

A series of workshops in Alabama will provide farmers with practical advice for managing stored grain pests … The... more

Slobber Syndrome in Horses

Slobber syndrome ("slobbers"), or slaframine toxicosis, is a chemical irritation and mycotoxicosis resulting from the consumption of Rhizoctonia species-infected legumes, in which excessive salivation is... more

Drought Preparedness for Horse Owners

Drought conditions pose various healthcare and management challenges for horse owners and managers … Conditions associated with drought such... more