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Bioengineered Crops: Methods Used to Change Plants

…disease, and herbicides or to enhance nutritional value. Farmers grew the first BE crops in the 1990s: papaya, corn, soybean, and cotton.
Methods Used to Change Plants
Traditional Breeding

Scientists select plants with desired tra…

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Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

…00 cotton acres reaches almost $108 million. Peanut losses are more than $11 million, while combined losses to corn and soybeans total more than $1.7 million.

While farmers did not suffer high livestock deaths, their operations sustained…

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Crop Insurance Not a Guaranteed Payout for Farmers

…ing weeks.

“USDA NASS’s October crop production report estimated Alabama should have statewide records for corn, soybean and cotton crops in 2018,” he said. “Cotton producers were looking for a great year with an estimated yield …

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Moth Activity Rising in Vegetables

… the best control of armyworms is when the caterpillars are small and aggregated.

Corn earworm, cabbage looper and soybean looper moths have also can be found in vegetable fields; those moths lay round eggs singly on tender leaves and …

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Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices 2019

…camba for two years for“over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. This action was informed by input from and extensive collaborat…

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Auxin Herbicides Best Management Practices Training Course

…camba for two years for“over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. This action was informed by input from and extensive collaborat…

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The History and Use of Kudzu in the Southeastern United States

…iods of the year.

Kudzu also serves as a host for significant agricultural diseases and insect pests including Asian soybean rust and the kudzu bug (Megacopta cribraria). Kudzu bugs are of special importance as they were first detected i…

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By-Product Feeds for Alabama Beef Cattle

…specially relative to the phosphorus content. Other examples include high fat concentrations in whole cottonseed, whole soybeans, and rice bran. Likewise, some human food wastes may contain excessively high salt concentrations.

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Snails and Slugs in Peanuts

…ons per season

Deadline M-Ps (mini pellets, http://www.amvac-chemical.com/Product-Details/pid/152) has corn and soybean label, but not on peanuts.

Manufactured by AMVAC Chemical Corporation
Has 4% metaldehyde

Referen…

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Planting Date and Variety Selection Effects on Wheat Yield

…lenge in the Southeast is that wheat planting dates are closely tied to the harvest of summer crops, such as cotton and soybeans. Delayed harvest of these summer crops due to wet soil conditions may force producers to plant wheat later than…

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Home Garden Vegetables, Insect Control Recommendations

…type over another. For example, pickleworms prefer squash to cucumbers, and leaffooted bugs prefer certain varieties of soybean and sorghum over tomatoes. Trap crop arrangement or layout is critical to the success of this IPM method. Trap p…

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Nutrient Removal by Alabama Crops

…rements through fixation of atmospheric nitrogen by Rhizobia bacteria in nodules on the roots. Although legumes such as soybeans, peanuts, and alfalfa remove large quantities of nitrogen, as much as 100 pounds per acre of nitrogen are retur…

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Trap Crops for Managing Insects

…iticale and wheat (early spring/ summer seed stages), buckwheat, browntop millet, pearl millet, sorghum, southern peas, soybean, and sunflower (spring and summer seed stages). In small areas, it may be desirable to plant or place trap crops…

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Cover Crops: Cereals

…t shallow root system which improves water filtration and soil tilth. Producers can easily overseed ryegrass into corn, soybeans, and other high-value cash crops. Plant ryegrass in the fall because late seeding increases the likelihood of w…

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