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Soybean IPM Guide

Maximum profits in soybean production depend on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools of tech…

Corn IPM Guide

Maximum profits in corn production depend on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools of technol…

Early Disease Management Important to Successful Strawberry Production

It is mid-October, and strawberry planting season is upon us. Most strawberry growers in our region use the annual hill plasticulture system and plant short day or spring-bearing strawberry varieties. These strawberry plants will begin to g…

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Preserving Your Jack o’Lantern This Halloween

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Jack-o-lanterns are a Halloween staple, but sadly they seem to fade away in a short amount of time. As Halloween draws closer, people are beginning to select the perfect pumpkin for carving. Before heading to the…

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Cotton IPM Guide

Maximum profits in cotton production depend on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools of techn…

4-H Quiz Bowl Team Places Third at National Competition

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –  The Alabama 4-H  Livestock Quiz Bowl team recently placed third at the AKSARBEN 4-H Invitational Quiz Bowl Competition. The team consisted of members from Shelby, Autauga and Houston counties. Team members inclu…

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Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program

The Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program is a forage-based development program for yearling heifers consigned by cattle producers in Alabama. The heifers are nominated in November and arrive at the Sand Mountain Research a…

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Farmers and Drivers: Safety During Harvest Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For farmers in Alabama, fall is one of the busiest times of the year. They are working around the clock to harvest and transport the crops they worked hard to grow. During this time, farmers use many different pi…

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Forage Conference Registration Open Until Nov. 19

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – It is once again time to register for the Alabama Forage Conference. Held every two years, this year’s conference will be Dec. 4 at the Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville, Alabama from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In ad…

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Alabama Forage Focus Program E-Newsletter

Alabama Extension forage professionals are committed to providing the most up-to-date information in a timely manner.

If you are interested in receiving periodic updates from the Alabama Forage Focus program, the program publishes an ele…

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Alabama Beef Systems Extension E-Newsletter

The Alabama Extension Beef Systems team is committed to providing the state’s cattle producers the most up-to-date information in a timely manner.

If you are interested in receiving periodic updates from the Alabama Extension Beef System…

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Extension Specialist Receives 1890 Extension in Excellence Award

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Dorothy Brandon, an Alabama Extension specialist at Alabama A&M University, received the 1890 Extension in Excellence Award from the Association of Extension Administrators. Brandon was honored for her…

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Pecan Weevil: Common Pest of Pecan and Hickory Trees

​The pecan weevil, Curculio caryae, is a common insect pest of pecan and hickory. The insect has an interesting life cycle, and commercial pecan growers spray to control them every year. Since North America is home to most of the hickory…

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Alabama Producers Harvest Crops Despite Widespread Drought

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Widespread drought continues in Alabama, as nearly 84 percent of the state is in severe drought. In fact, 55 percent of the state’s soil and subsoil moisture is reported to be “very short.” Even with these co…

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