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Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus Present in Alabama Cotton, Scouting Essential

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Extension professionals have already confirmed the presence of Cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV)—the causal agent of Cotton Blue Disease—on multiple research substations across Alabama. The aphid transmitted …

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Brown Marmorated, Red Banded Stink Bugs: Summer Crop Pests

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Each year brings new challenges to the field. Whether it be a crop pest or significant weather events, producers are always adapting inputs and timing to maximize efficiency and yield. This summer, producers will f…

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Summer Pasture and Hayfield Pests

Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer, an Alabama Extension entomologist, discusses summer pasture and hayfield pests.

 

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Uncovering False Oleander Scale

False oleander scale (FOS) can be a serious pest of southern magnolia, palms, and aucuba.  The biology of FOS is somewhat of a mystery.   The most commonly targeted stages for management are females and crawlers (mobile baby scales).  …

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Precision Ag Team Hosts Field Day July 30

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The Alabama Cooperative Extension System precision agriculture team invites Alabama producers and crop consultants to attend a precision ag field day July 30 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Participants will …

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Livestock Risk Protection for Feeder Cattle

Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) is an insurance product offered by USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and is available for feeder cattle, fed cattle and swine in Alabama. Beginning July 1, 2019, LRP subsidy rates will increase, making this p…

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Feeding Game Birds: Pheasant, Quail, and Partridge

The nutrient requirements of game birds vary by species and intended use. Follow these dietary recommendations to help optimize production.

Ring-necked pheasant, bobwhite quail, Japanese quail, chukar partridge, and Hungar…

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Scouting and Managing Spider Mites in Vegetables

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Summertime can be a productive season for growing vegetables. However, it is also a time that can be hot and dry. These are the perfect conditions for spider mites, a pest that can cause widespread damage quickly. …

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Management of Fall Armyworm in Pastures and Hayfields

The fall armyworm is a chronic pest in the Southeast and can cause severe damage to grass and forage crops. Damage varies in appearance and severity according to the type of grass and management practices. They are most numerous in …

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Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

The bermudagrass stem maggot has become a pest for cattlemen and hay producers across the Southeast. Learn control measures and strategies for mitigating damage.

If your bermudagrass hayfield has a frosted appearance (figur…

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Deep South Stocker Conference Headed to Athens, Ga.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Registration is now open for the eleventh annual Deep South Stocker Conference. The conference is set for July 17 -18 at the Animal & Dairy Science Livestock Instructional Arena in Athens, Georgia.

Kim Mulle…

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Growing Horticultural Crops: Things To Consider

Some of the most common questions received by Alabama Extension agents are about some aspect of fruit and vegetable production. A lot of questions come from people considering growing fruits and vegetables commercially but do not know where…

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National Forage Week: Producer Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – It is National Forage Week! This week across the country people are highlighting the importance and impact forages have on agriculture. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System joins in this effort by providing l…

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Nutrition for Backyard Chicken Flocks

Raising chickens for eggs or meat requires the right nutrition at the right life stage. Follow these guidelines to maintain the growth, reproductive performance, and health of your backyard flock.

Farm-fresh…

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