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Variety Trials

…on conducts statewide performance trials of commercially available varieties of major row crops including corn, cotton, soybeans, small grains, and ryegrass to name a few. Search Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) select publica…

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Cover Crops for Alabama

…ally, choose a cover crop of an opposite type to the next year’s crop (broadleaf versus grass, etc.):

Peanuts or soybeans. Use any winter small grain (rye is usually best).
Corn. Any small winter grain, a winter legume, or both.

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Soils of Alabama

…graphy is generally level to undulating. Elevation is about 600 feet. Most of the land is open and cropped to cotton or soybeans.

Most of the soils of the uplands are derived from cherty limestones. Bodine and Fullerton soils are extensi…

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Climate and Crops iBook

…fic disciplines also contributed.

The iBook focuses on the Southeast’s five major row crops: corn, cotton, peanut, soybean and wheat. It features multiple interactive options, including 17 videos, 33 interactive graphics and hundreds o…

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Zidua Label and Usage in Peanut

…rate, corn can be planted after 2 months, grain sorghum after 6 months, wheat after 1 month, cotton after 2 months, and soybean after 0 month (it is tolerant to Zidua preemergence). Zidua is not expected to cause a similar level of carryove…

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Raw Poultry Products: What do all those labels mean?

… free.

 
No Added Hormones, No Antibiotics
Ever, All Vegetarian, Organic
Chickens are typically fed corn and soybean diets with added fats, vitamins, and minerals. Some product labels will state “no added hormones,” but that …

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Controlling Quality of Farm-Mixed Swine Feed

… (an indicator of the energy content), moisture, broken kernels, and foreign material. The same analyses are needed for soybean meal, except for grade. Mineral sources (trace mineral premixes, base mixes, and complete supplements) will come…

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Sheep Production in the Southeast

…ngredient in feed supplements should be an energy source with supplemental protein. Feed an 80 percent corn, 20 percent soybean meal mixture fed at 1 to 1 1⁄2 pounds per head per day during the last 4 to 6 weeks of pregnancy. This mixture…

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Nitrate Poisoning of Cattle in Alabama

… for their potential for accumulation of toxic levels of nitrates are sorghum, corn, sudangrass, sorghum-sudan hybrids, soybeans, fescue, pearlmillet, and bermudagrass.

In the Southeast, problems are most likely to be encountered with wa…

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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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