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Soybean IPM Guide

Updated for 2020.

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….

Soybean Rust Update–September 20, 2019

Soybean rust has been detected in 43 of the state’s 67 counties. The rust pathogen, Phakospora pachyrhiza, has been found in commercial fields as far north as Limestone, Madison and DeKalb counties as of September 19. There was significant…

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Soybean Varietal Sensitivity Seen Following Saflufenacil Applications

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Soybean varieties have different levels of tolerance or sensitivity to saflufenacil. For several years, research has monitored the responses of different Soybean varieties to saflufenacil. Extension specialists hop…

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Pecan Production in North Alabama

…cular the Tennessee Valley region, is primarily an agronomic crop production area. Commodities such as corn, wheat, and soybeans are important to the area and it is home to virtually all of the states’ commercial apple production. While i…

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Auxin Herbicide Trainings Scheduled Throughout the State

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— Many producers plant cotton and soybean varieties that are resistant to dicamba herbicides. Before making these herbicide applications, producers must have state certification and annual training because of a high…

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Agricultural Outlook Hopeful as New Year Approaches

…ck with the status quo, you’ll be left in the dust.”

Peer panels focused on cotton and peanuts, as well as corn, soybean and wheat.

Gamble said short course organizers are grateful for the continued support that the Alabama Wheat …

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Collecting Soil and Root Samples for Nematode Analysis

…oduction of nematodes, losses are even higher. The seven most damaging nematode species that affect Alabama growers are soybean cyst nematodes, lesion nematodes, stunt nematodes, lance nematodes, reniform nematodes, and the southern and pea…

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Nutritional Management of Beef Replacement Heifers

…otein to make up for forage deficiencies. Some examples of readily available fiber- based feedstuffs in Alabama include soybean hulls, corn gluten feed, dried distillers grains, whole cottonseed, cottonseed hulls, and meals such as cottonse…

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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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By-Product Feeds Quick Reference Guide


2000 lb per ton x % DM x % CP = lb CP

$ per ton / lb CP = $ per lb CP

What is the cost of soybean hulls as an energy supplement?

Given: 90% dry matter, 75% TDN, 12% CP $180 per ton

2000 lb per ton x 0.90 …

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Mourning Dove Biology & Management in Alabama

…d Food Plots
Doves are frequently attracted to commercial agricultural fields and wildlife food plots planted in corn, soybean, peanuts, and other small grains. If practical, harvest such fields at least 2 weeks before planned hunts. This …

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Alabama Extension Focused on Quality and Value

… a few samples of Return on Investment for specific Extension programs.

Farmers involved in season-long cotton and soybean insect IPM efforts reported an average economic benefit of $19.74 per acre across a total of 145,111 acres resul…

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Fig Production Guide

…nt to grow figs organically should apply generous amounts of compost and a high-nitrogen fertilizer such as cottonseed, soybean, or alfalfa meal.
For the best fruit production, water your figs regularly during the growing seaso…

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Agronomic Crops Impact Report 2018-2019

…ourse had two mornings of general sessions and one afternoon of crop-based breakout sessions (cotton/ peanut and cotton/soybean) and 25 speakers. The 260 participants included farmers, industry representatives, crop consultants, Extension a…

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