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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 Rust Found in Dothan

Soybean rust was found on kudzu May 16 in downtown Dothan. Dr. Edward Sikora scouts this site frequently for the disease because the kudzu seldom dies-back in the winter completely. This offers the fungal pathogen an overwintering site on a…

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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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Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybeans

This aggressive fungus is known to be resistant to certain fungicides in some soybean varieties. The following guidelines provide farmers with needed options for managing their variety of soybean.

Frogeye leaf spot (FLS), c…

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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.
Irrigation
For the best fruit production, water your figs regularly during the growing seaso…

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Lesser Cornstalk Borer Numbers High in Dry Summers

…s that like dry weather, making them a classic indicator of drought. LCBs prefer various legumes, including peanuts and soybeans. In peanuts, LCB damage can cause crop contamination from webbing and direct yield loss if unchecked.

Four t…

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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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Market Facilitation Program Registration Now Open

…stard seed
oats
peanuts
rapeseed
rye
safflower
sesame seed
small and large chickpeas
sorghum
soybeans
sunflower seed
temperate japonica rice
triticale
upland cotton
wheat

MFP assistance for those…

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Food Safety for Southern U.S. Food Crop Producers After Flooding

… populations may be significantly reduced under flooding conditions, it is important to inoculate legume crops, such as soybean and peanut, with beneficial microbes following a flood event.
Should soil be tested for microbial contamination…

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Fertilizing the Organic Garden

… P2O5, and K2O Organic and Mineral Sources
Nitrogen Organic Sources

Leaf compost (1-3%)
Chicken manure (3%)
Soybean/cottonseed meal (6%)
Blood meal (13%)
Fish meal (10%)
Animal tankage (9%)

Nitrogen Mineral Sources

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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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Management of Fall Armyworm in Pastures and Hayfields

… More than 60 plants have been reported as hosts of the fall armyworm, including forage grasses, corn, alfalfa, cotton, soybeans, and most vegetable crops. There are two strains of the fall armyworm, the rice strain and the corn strain. The…

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Crop Pest Alert: Moth Activity Shoots Up in Alabama

… (TBW) moths
8 corn earworm (CEW)
92 beet armyworm (BAW)
14 fall armyworm (FAW)
25 cabbage looper (CL)
3 soybean looper (SL)
416 lesser cornstalk borer (LCB)
55 squash vine borer (SVB) moths

Clearly, there is lot mor…

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