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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, has corn and soybean label, but not on peanuts.

Manufactured by AMVAC Chemical Corporation
Has 4% metaldehyde


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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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GMO Food Facts: Bioengineered Crops

…onmental Protection Agency and the United States Food and Drug Administration, the first BE crops such as papaya, corn, soybean, and cotton were introduced in the 1990s.
Since the early 2000s, the technology of gene editing has the poten…

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Successful Food Plots Begin with Soil Testing

…ly used plants in food plots are alfalfa, chicory and clovers. Growers also use some small grain mixtures such as corn, soybean and corn mixtures, oats, winter rye, ryegrass, soybeans, cowpeas and wheat.
What Do Tests Show?
Graves said th…

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