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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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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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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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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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Archived Crops Webinars

Members of the Alabama Extension Crops team present monthly webinar presentations the third Wednesday of each month at 10 A.M. Central time.

To view archived webinars, click on the topic to view the webinar on YouTube. You will also find…

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2019 Crops Webinar Series Schedule

Members of the Alabama Extension Crops team present monthly webinar presentations the third Wednesday of each month at 10 A.M. Central time. The calendar for these webinars is shown below.

Click here to watch these webinars on their desi…

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Cotton Blue Disease Pathogen Overwintered in Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologists and crops specialists have already confirmed Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus (Cotton Blue Disease or CLRDV-AL) in Alabama. The disease—spread by aphids— dama…

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Choosing Effective Liming Materials

Acidic soils require lime to maintain the proper pH for growing crops and forage. Learn how to test and maintain your soil for optimal production.

Most Alabama soils are naturally low in pH and must be limed to create soil …

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