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IPM Guides Useful Tools For Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With spring planting just around the corner, row crop producers will be getting equipment and tools ready for planting. Among these tools is a group of informational recommendations related to insect and weed con…

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Target Spot, Areolate Mildew Damaging to Cotton

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Target spot and areolate mildew—both cotton fungal diseases—can cause widespread early defoliation. According to an Alabama Extension plant pathologist, the target spot is a greater threat to intensively manage…

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Profit Profiles of Commodities

Profit Profiles is a weekly market report for common Alabama ag commodities. It contains futures prices for nearby and harvest months, Alabama steer and heifer prices, hay prices and selected feed and fertilizer inputs prices. Futures price…

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A New Virus Disease in Alabama Cotton

Cotton plants in some areas of Alabama have displayed symptoms of a new virus disease, US-CLRDV. Learn about this new threat, its symptoms, and recommended control.

Introduction
With an estimated farm gate income of $3…

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New Training Required To Use Paraquat Products

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Paraquat dichloride is an active ingredient in many pesticide products that people use in agricultural and non-agricultural areas. Also known as paraquat, this ingredient is extremely deadly if ingested or improp…

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Farming Basics: A CEU Credit Opportunity

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Farmers’ newest tool from Alabama Extension puts everything from farm financing to scouting vegetable crops at their fingertips. Farming Basics, an online course, targets new- and limited-experience farmers. It a…

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Investment Costs of Center Pivot Irrigation in Alabama—Three Scenarios

Decisions on whether to invest in irrigation equipment are tough to make, but irrigation can mitigate one of the largest risks in crop production.

Irrigation investment and operating costs vary substantially across locations based on acc…

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Poultry Pest Management

Poultry pest management is an important element in any production. Mites and lice are the most common external parasites of poultry in Alabama. The major pests include the northern fowl mite, the chicken mite, the bed bug, and several speci…

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Alabama Prospective Planting Numbers Released

AUBURN, Ala.—A year of tumultuous weather and natural disasters, 2018 brought challenges where expectations were high for good yields and market pricing. In Alabama alone, producers experienced hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding on top of…

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