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Bahiagrass Management

Dr. Leanne Dillard, an Alabama Extension forage specialist, discusses bahiagrass management.

 

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Controlling Fire Ants in Vegetable Gardens

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— Gardeners preparing summer vegetable gardens may find their plots already teeming with life, but not the kind they would like to see. Fire ants are common in yards, flowerbeds, playgrounds and gardens throughout A…

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Thistle Control for Pastures

Listed are some frequently asked question related to thistle control for pastures.
What are the most problematic thistles in Alabama?
Musk thistle or nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) is the most aggressive non-native thistle in Alabama. Y…

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Macartney Rose (Rosa bracteata) Control Update

Macartney rose is a troublesome weed, especially in pastures where cattle strongly avoid grazing within or around the thorny stems. Macartney rose is similar to Cherokee rose (Rosa laevigata) as both have large, white solitary flowers. Howe…

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PEST ALERT: Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Now Active

The first spotted wing drosophila (SWD) adults this season were collected on traps displayed around fruit crops on May 10 at Chilton Research and Extension Center near Clanton. As of May 23, traps displayed near figs, bunch grapes, blackber…

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Pastora for Weed Control in Bermudagrass Hayfields

Listed are some frequently asked questions related to Pastora for weed control in bermudagrass hayfields.
What hay species can I use it on?
Bermudagrass hay only. It is not for use on bahiagrass, tall fescue, dallisgrass, or Johnsongrass …

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Grilling Up Food Safety for Memorial Day

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Memorial Day jump starts summer fun and activities. Friends, families and grilling make for a memorable holiday. Janice Hall, a regional food safety agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, reminds peop…

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Johnsongrass: Frequently Asked Questions

Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) is a warm-season perennial rhizomatous grass found throughout Alabama. Historically, Johnsongrass was introduced as a forage crop in the Blackbelt region of Alabama. However, it rapidly spread along roadside…

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Facet L Herbicides: Frequently Asked Questions

What hay species can I use Facet L on?
Facet L is labeled for most warm-season and cool- season established grasses grown for pasture and hay.

The cool-season grasses that Facet L is labeled on are:

meadow bromegraass
smooth bro…

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Broomsedge: What Causes It In Pastures? How Can I Get Rid of It?

Broomsedge is a weedy grass people commonly find in pastures. Although not a highly competitive species, some perceive it as such in many pastures and hayfields across Alabama. It is an opportunistic plant; it takes advantages of …

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Disease Alert: Phomopsis Twig Blight Common on Peaches this Spring

A common sight in peach orchards this spring is Phomopsis twig blight. Wet springs favor the development of this fungal disease. Dead twigs appear as brown flags in the tree suggesting the disease is at work.

Twig lesions are often …

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