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Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybeans

Frogeye leaf spot (FLS), caused by the fungus Cercospora sojina, is a major disease of soybeans in the southern United States. Estimates of yield loss due to FLS have been reported to be as high as 30 percent on susceptible varieties when e…

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Trade Tariffs Initiate Soybean Market Shift, Cause Concern

…ed into the country. In retaliation, China made good on a previous threat to implement tariffs on U.S. items, including soybeans and other agricultural products. soybeans are one of Alabama’s most common row crops, therefore, these tariff…

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Profit Profiles of Commodities

…ices are current as they are published. Download the current Profit Profiles.
Futures Prices
Closing prices for Corn, Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Cotton, Live Cattle, and Feeder Cattle are posted. The next columned section has the Min/Max for…

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Alabama Prospective Planting Numbers Released

…estimated at 170,000 acres. Winter wheat planted is estimated at 170,000 acres, up six percent from last year. Intended soybean acreage is down to 280,000—a large 19 percent decrease from 2018.

Runge said the biggest surprise in the re…

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Wild Turkey Management in Alabama

…nd located in or near woodlands. Where turkeys and deer are abundant, plots of at least 1 acre are needed. Corn, chufa, soybeans, and grain sorghums are planted extensively to supplement fall and winter foods of turkeys. Vetch, rye, wheat, …

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Crop and Pastureland Recovery After a Flood

…pulations may be significantly reduced under flooding conditions, so it is important to inoculate legume crops, such as soybean, following a prolonged flood event. Cover crops can be used to prevent further erosion if cash crops are not goi…

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SerPIE: What’s in your soil and water?

…ior changes in fish species
Induced reproduction in shellfish
Accumulation in crop roots, leaves and stems (i.e., soybeans)
Alteration of the biological activity of human cells
Impacts on insect physiology
Antibacterial resis…

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Plantings for Wildlife

…ourning dove management.

Plants that may be used in dove fields include an annual game-bird mixture, corn, corn and soybean mixture, brown-top millet, proso millet (one of the best overall), brown-top millet and grain sorghum mixture,…

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Palmer Amaranth (Pigweed) Resistance in Alabama

… Alabama since 2008. To test pigweed herbicide resistance, mature seed heads were collected from 58 cotton, peanut, and soybean fields in 2015 and 2016 on multiple female plants (all populations collected are Palmer amaranth except two from…

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Garden Bugs: Managing Above-Ground Pests in the Garden

…ng before they become active.
Interplant nonhost crops like potatoes among bean plants to disrupt egg-laying.
Use soybeans as a trap cover. Bean beetles prefer soybeans planted nearby over snap or lima beans.

Spider Mites

Sp…

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