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Weather Causes Favorable Environment for Late Blight

…r Phytophthora infestans, is destructive and can eliminate entire crops in a matter of days.

This year’s cool, wet weather has provided conditions that favor the development of this disease. Dr. Ed Sikora, an Alabama Extension plant pa…

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Livestock Health After Severe Weather

AUBURN, Ala. – When severe weather passes through an area, producers must take their livestock’s health into consideration. In addition to providing adequate feed and water, producers must look for any injuries livestock may have sustai…

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Severe Weather Watches and Warnings

Weather alerts are provided by local, state, and national authorities and the media when threatening climate conditions arise. Meteorologists are trained professionals equipped to analyze natural indicators of Weather conditions that may be…

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Poultry Producers Always Prepared for Severe Weather

AUBURN, Ala. – Planning for severe weather is an option for some, but mandatory for others. The men and women who raise and produce agricultural products cannot afford to be caught without plans and preparation for severe weather. Poultry…

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Odd Weather Conditions Leave Cotton Producers Concerned

AUBURN, Ala. – Weather this spring disrupted planting for cotton crops in south Alabama, leaving farmers across the Wiregrass concerned.
Weather Difficulties
Cool temperatures in April halted planting until early May. Hot temperatures a…

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Weather: Ever an Obstacle for Farmers

AUBURN, Ala.—Alabama farmers faced cool, wet weather at the beginning of spring. This kept many farmers out of their fields for several weeks. In a twist, manageable only by Mother Nature, many producers are now hoping for rain as they be…

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Anthracnose Prevalent this Spring

… into sunken black lesions with age.

The spots may remain a light to tan color for a few days, especially during wet weather. The entire fruit may become infected, dried and mummified. Dark brown to black, firm lesions can occur on green…

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Phosphorus Basics: Understanding Phosphorus Forms and Their Cycling in the Soil

…), and aluminum (Al) phosphates. The release of phosphorus from this pool is extremely slow and occurs when the mineral weathers and dissolves in soil water.

Phosphorus Cycling and Transformation in the Soil
Once phosphorus enters th…

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Azaleas: An Alabama Beauty

…ons. Fall is probably the best time to plant, however, because the plants can then become better established before hot weather.

“Carefully consider your planting sites for azaleas. Pick a place with light to moderate shade. Azaleas re…

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Investment Costs of Center Pivot Irrigation in Alabama—Three Scenarios

…orgia–Crop production budget (2019)
4Five acre-inches applied = The total irrigation events in a season will vary by weather conditions. Five inches was assumed in this budget.


Irrigation Investment and Operating Costs…

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