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Auburn University Soil Test Lab

Auburn University operates a soil test lab to serve both farmers and homeowners.  Both routine analysis, as well as more advanced testing, are available from the Lab.

Download a routine soil test form here.

Download a special soil a…

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Reduced Tillage Corn Enterprise Budget

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 pr…

Irrigated Corn Enterprise Budget

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 pr…

Beginning Farmer Educational Videos

Farming is going digital. A series of educational videos that explore many topic areas related to farming is now available on YouTube.

These videos are a quick and useful tool for farmers who may benefit information in video form. The Be…

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Wet Conditions Affecting Winter Feeding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent rainfall across the state has many cattle producers dipping deeper into their winter feeding supplies.

“There are many areas of the state where hay supplies are tightening,” said Kent Stanford, an A…

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January Chill Accumulation Monitoring

With four weeks remaining in the chill measurement period, chill accumulation has slowed since the last update because of a significant warming trend (Table 1).
Current Chill Accumulation
Bud swell has been observed in early varieties. Th…

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Alternative Feeding Strategies for Beef Cattle

Challenging climatic conditions, such as continued periods of dry weather or heavy rainfall, can negatively impact grazed forage stands and cause producers to rely more heavily on stored forage resources.

In situations where access to st…

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Coping with Winter Feeding Needs

Many producers are often forced to stretch hay supplies in order to make it through the winter feeding period. The following information is a reminder of the management strategies that can help farmers provide proper nutrition to their anim…

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Early Management of Gray Mold & Anthracnose

Anthracnose and gray mold can create problems for strawberry growers throughout the Southeast. Learn to recognize and manage these diseases.

Most strawberry growers in the Southeast use the annual hill plasticulture sys…

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Alabama Pasture to Rail Program Summary Data

The following is a summary of the data collected from the Alabama Pasture to Rail Program from 2016-2018.
Performance by Year
2016 was the launch year of the program. A relatively small number of cattle participated in the program when co…

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Alabama Pasture to Rail Program

Alabama Pasture to Rail is a retained ownership program allowing beef producers to collect post-weaning performance data, health data, and carcass data on cattle from their breeding program. This allows producers to determine whether change…

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Pecan Production in North Alabama

North Alabama, in particular the Tennessee Valley region, is primarily an agronomic crop production area. Commodities such as corn, wheat, and soybeans are important to the area and it is home to virtually all of the states’ commercial ap…

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Hemp Production Meetings Scheduled Throughout Alabama

Alabama is now entering its second year of legal hemp production. Interested growers should be as informed as possible about this new crop, which has seen a rapid revitalization in the United States.

Alabama Cooperative Extension System …

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Small Grains IPM Guide

Updated for 2020.

Maximum profits in small grains production depend on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being …