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Alabama is home to more than 4.7 million people. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System reaches one in three Alabamians, providing research-based educational programs in agriculture; forestry, wildlife, and natural resources; family and consumer sciences; economic and community development; 4-H and youth development; and urban affairs.

Socio-economic data can provide important insights into the residents of the state’s 67 counties.  This county data is an important tool of Alabama Extension, which uses it to target and fine tune its programs.

One resource used by Extension can be found at

Poverty by County

Barriers to Prosperity: Data Sheet 2020


Integrated pest management or IPM is the use of multiple pest management tactics when pest populations reach above the action threshold. The action threshold is simply the level of pest populations when control should be implemented to avoid damage to the crop. Action thresholds help determine both the need for control actions and the proper timing of such actions.


Download the Home Garden Vegetable: Insect Control IPM Guide, IPM-1305.

IPM guides for other crops as well as a general IPM overview, safety recommendations and directions for submitting samples can be found in the Integrated Pest Management Guides.


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Row crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis. Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average projected yield are used to estimate the associated cost for that level of production. Producers should review these budgets and use the values that best reflect the cost on their operation.

Budgeting is an important part of profitable soybean production. The double crop soybean budget is available as both as an Excel spreadsheet and a PDF file.

Download a printable copy of the Double Crop Soybean Enterprise Budget PDF. (2021 enterprise budget PDF download will be available soon.)

Download a working Excel file with the Double Crop Soybean Enterprise Budget.


Other crop enterprise budgets are also available for download.

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