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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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Brown Marmorated, Red Banded Stink Bugs: Summer Crop Pests

…different plant species,” Cato said. “Outside of just their ability to damage our field crops such as corn, cotton, and soybeans, BMSB are a much more serious pest of fruits and vegetables, especially when considering home gardens.”
Contro…

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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 #1: 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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Extension Leads in Advancing Alabama

…. These employees have successful careers as small business owners and landscapers.

Crop Production

Soybean rust monitoring resulted in 5% reduction in fungicide inputs saving Alabama Soybean producers $459,000 at a cost…

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Nutrient Requirements of Sheep and Goats

…rs up the material in the rumen. These forage products include any type of hay, silage, or fresh forage. Cottonseed and soybean hulls often are utilized as a form of fiber in feed rations.
Implementing a Nutritional Program
To meet the nu…

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Dry Spring Causes Cotton Management Difficulties

…illing the seed is unlikely,” Brown said. “Cotton seed in the soil (and in the bag) is much more heat tolerant than soybeans and peanuts. Historically, we’ve observed cotton seeded in dry conditions emerge weeks after planting concurr…

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Alabama Commodity Feed Contact List

…one: (256) 734-1582
Type of feedstuffs handled: Corn, corn screenings, corn gluten feed, dried distiller’s grains, soybean hulls, beet pulp, cottonseed hulls, cottonseed meal, whole cottonseed, soybean meal, oats, wheat, wheat middling…

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Alabama Planting Guide for Forage Legumes

…ed % (Maximum): 0.50
Seed/Pound: 372,000
Inoculant Group: Cowpea
Special Notes: Use certified, hulled seed.

Soybeans

Growth Habit: Warm-season annual
Area: N,C,S
Soils: Deep loam, bottoms; pH 5.8–6.5
Seeding Rate…

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Foal Management: Preweaning Phase

…mino acids contained in the protein, is also a consideration in selecting a feed. High-quality protein sources, such as soybean meal, alfalfa meal, animal protein, or milk protein, should be used in formulating a feed. Table 1 shows minimum…

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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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