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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…

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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Fall 2019 Soybean Disease Update

Soybean disease pressure is picking up around the state. Alabama Extension plant pathologist Ed Sikora has observed several diseases in Soybean fields in the state.
Web Blight
Web blight was observed in scattered fields in north and centr…

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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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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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Alabama Producers Harvest Crops Despite Widespread Drought

…), 96 percent of the corn planted in Alabama has been harvested. Harvest of other crops—including cotton, peanuts and soybeans—is still underway.
Alabama Extension cotton agronomist, Steve Brown, said though the weather is prov…

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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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Crop Pest Alert: Peanut, Vegetable, and Hemp Insect Pests

… Insects showing the largest increase in terms of number and percent change include beet armyworms, fall armyworms, and soybean looper. Excessive dry conditions are also favorable for lesser cornstalk borer (LCB), a major pest in peanuts th…

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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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