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  • The U.S. South is seeing an unusually cool, wet summer (Read more)
  • Cool Weather Lingers in the Southeast (Read more)

  • Heavy rains cause Florida Panhandle farmers, ranchers problems (Read more)
  • Peanut diseases surge in areas of excessive rainfall (Read more)

  • Water issues becoming more commonplace in Southeast agriculture (Read more)

  • Contiguous U.S. wetter, warmer-than-average during July (Read more)

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Cold Winter a Welcome Change for Peach Growers

On January 22, 2018, we had logged 957 hours below 45 degrees F at the Chilton Research and Extension Center... more

Chill Accumulation in Chilton County: Current Status and A Historical Perspective

Peach and other temperate fruit trees require a certain exposure time to winter temperatures in order to break dormancy after... more

Cotton PGR management in high rainfall

The 2017 growing season is thus far a decidedly wet one … Rainfall throughout... more

When is it Time to Terminate Your Cover Crop in Alabama?

Dr. Dennis Delaney, Extension Specialist with Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System has some advice on when to... more

Cotton Production Calendar

Have you ever wondered what a cotton producer's year is like … If you... more

Drought effects on Toxic Plants

Joyce Tredaway Ducar, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Auburn … As Alabama... more

When in drought, don’t forget to scout!

This article should appeal to a wide range of producers across Alabama … Year... more

Winter Feeding Considerations for Beef Cattle For Now and Later

As Alabama continues to experience drought conditions across the state, many cattle producers are thinking about how they can economically... more

​Southern Strawberry, Peach Growers Concerned About Cold Snap

Source: Growing Produce, March 31, 2015 Peach growers in the Carolinas and Georgia were concerned about the near-freezing …... more

Looking Forward to 2015

Even before farmers began to harvest the 2014 crops, they were looking forward towards 2015 and wondering what they were going... more

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