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Crop Insurance Not a Guaranteed Payout for Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Insurance companies will be busy processing claims and assessing damages, as residents affected by Hurricane Michael work to recover. Crop insurance agents and adjusters, in tandem with Extension agents and other g…

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High Tunnel Vegetable Production

High tunnels are unheated, plastic-covered, solar greenhouses. Ventilation is passive through roll-up or roll-down side walls or curtains. Crops are grown in native soil under the high tunnel, which protects them from environmental extremes…

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Alabama Extension Compiling Ag Loss Data

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Hurricane Michael devastated crops in Alabama’s Wiregrass region.  But for farmers to have access to the most disaster assistance, officials need comprehensive data on projected yields, estimated losses and othe…

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Important Tips for Insecticide Applications and Equipment

Insect pests can cause major crop loss or contamination if not managed timely. We are generally very careful about choosing the right insecticide, but we forget to check the condition of the spray equipment that leads to insect control fail…

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Agroforestry

Take a minute to think about why you own land.  Is it to pass on to your children and grandchildren?  Outdoor recreation?  Because you enjoy the beauty of nature?  Is it part of your farm?

If you answered yes to one or more of these …

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Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Citrus Canker

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Foliar lesions have raised, concentric circles on the underside of the leaf. Lesions frequently are surrounded by a water-soaked margin and a yellow hal…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Phytophthora Root Rot

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Initial symptoms include vein yellowing followed by yellow foliage, poor growth, and shoot dieback. Advanced symptoms consist of leaf and fruit drop, tr…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Citrus Scab

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Citrus scab foliar symptoms consist of fingerlike projections or lesions that may contain a tan pustule at the tip. Fruit symptoms start with slightly r…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Melanose

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Melanos is brown, raised pustules, which may be surrounded by yellow halos, appear on the upper leaf surface causing it to be rough. Fruit lesions, whic…