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The ABCs of Climate Variability

…illation (ENSO).

ENSO is expressed in three different phases—El Niño, La Niña, and Neutral—and greatly affects climate variability from year to year in different parts of the world, including the United States.

How Are El Ni…

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Climate Effects on Forage and Beef Production

… weather conditions, impacts, and strategies for management in beef-forage systems.

 

Download a PDF of Climate Effects on Forage and Beef Production, ANR-2437.

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Climate and Crops iBook

Farmers need tools to help ensure that their growing seasons are profitable. “Climate and Crops”, an iBook from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is the tool that farmers need.

Twenty-five Climate and crop experts specializing i…

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El Niño-Southern Oscillation and Its Impact on Alabama’s Climate

…cold water is present in these locations, causing contrasting shifts in local weather patterns as well as in the global climate. Anomalous weather patterns in La Niña seasons are generally opposite from those in El Niño. These changes in …

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Adapting Corn Production to Climate in Alabama

… southern counties such as Talladega, Baldwin, Coffee, Escambia, and Houston provide 12 percent of corn acreage.

The climate variability in Alabama is mainly linked to ENSO, which is an oscillation that occurs every 3 to 7 years between …

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Adapting Wheat Production to Climate in Alabama

…, Escambia, Geneva, Houston, Henry, Dale, Coffee, and Covington are the leading counties in the southern region.

The climate variability is mainly linked to ENSO, which is an oscillation that occurs every 3 to 7 years between warm and co…

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Foliar Feeding Vegetables

…es, which protect that stoma from the elements.

As the leaf ages, this cuticle becomes thicker. Also, the hotter the climate, the heavier the cuticle.  However, do not confuse the hot climate with the ideal times for absorption, which a…

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Dry Spring Causes Cotton Management Difficulties

…ditions, potassium needs may be partially addressed with foliar fertilizer applications.
Learn More
Learn more about Climate and Crops at http://www.aces.edu/Climateandcrops.

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Two-Spotted Spider Mite

…f host plants

Weather
The two-spotted spider mite is a master in surviving high temperatures and low humidity. This climate combination often results in a population explosion. Within one to two weeks, a life-cycle (egg to adult) can be…

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Thrips Predictor Model Helps Make Cotton Management Decisions

… is used to predict when growers may see the highest concentration of thrips in the field.

According to the NC State Climate Office website, the Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton uses weather data to make predictions of:

thrip…

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Stocking Rates for Cow-Calf Operations in Alabama

…ge Stocking Rates for Alabama Beef Cattle Operations
Table 2 shows average stocking rate potential across various soil-climate regions of Alabama. These estimates are based on grazing research trials from around the state. They provide a b…

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Phosphorus Basics: Understanding Phosphorus Forms and Their Cycling in the Soil

…nd soil aeration can affect the rate of P mineralization from organic matter decomposition. For example, in warm, humid climates organic matter decomposes faster compared to cool dry climates.

Summary: Phosphorus in a Nutshell
Various…

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Street Trees 2: The Design

…s very important that these plants, as well as the surrounding soil, be watered every 2 to 3 days, depending upon local climate and soil conditions, for the first 6 months. Once the roots have begun to grow into the surrounding soil, reduce…

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Buying Organic: What Does It Mean?

…s moist because consistent soil moisture reduces plant stress.
Choose plants and vegetable varieties suited for your climate. This reduces water use, susceptibility to pests, and overall plant stress.
Use caution when applying any pes…

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Silvopasture from a Farmer’s Perspective

… do shade grasses and legumes, they also serve to extend the season of cool-season grasses by providing a cooler microclimate as days get warmer. Common warm-season pasture grasses such as bermudagrass and bahiagrass can be used in a si…

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