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Alabama Extension Hosts Alfalfa in the South May 7

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The annual Alfalfa in the South workshop is scheduled for May 7 in Troy, Alabama. Held at the Cattlemen’s Park, this one-day workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m.

Hosted by Alabama Extension, th…

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Crops Webinar: Fertilizing Cover Crops

Dr. Dennis Delaney, an Alabama Extension specialist, discusses the importance of fertilizing cover crops.

 

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Revamped Beekeeping Program Benefits State’s Agriculture

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is taking steps to assure bees remain a vibrant part of food production.  To ensure that crop pollination is not threatened in the state, Alabama Extension created a new …

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2019 Crops Webinar: Cover Crop Systems

 

Dr. Audrey Gamble, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Soil Scientist, discusses the importance of cover crop systems in the April 2019 installment of the 2019 crops webinar series.

 

 

 

 

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Soybean Varietal Sensitivity Seen Following Saflufenacil Applications

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Soybean varieties have different levels of tolerance or sensitivity to saflufenacil. For several years, research has monitored the responses of different soybean varieties to saflufenacil. Extension specialists hop…

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Anthracnose Prevalent this Spring

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Spring is an active time for growing vegetables and fruits. It is also an active time for disease. Anthracnose is a prevalent strawberry disease that can infect an entire plant and spread to surrounding plants.

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

Phosphorus (P) is essential to all forms of life on this planet. It is an essential nutrient necessary for growth and development of plants and animals on which our food supply depends.

Phosphorus constitutes about 0.2 percent of a plan…

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IPM Guides Useful Tools For Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With spring planting just around the corner, row crop producers will be getting equipment and tools ready for planting. Among these tools is a group of informational recommendations related to insect and weed con…

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Profit Profiles of Commodities

Profit Profiles is a weekly market report for common Alabama ag commodities. It contains futures prices for nearby and harvest months, Alabama steer and heifer prices, hay prices and selected feed and fertilizer inputs prices. Futures price…

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A New Virus Disease in Alabama Cotton

Cotton plants in some areas of Alabama have displayed symptoms of a new virus disease, US-CLRDV. Learn about this new threat, its symptoms, and recommended control.

Introduction
With an estimated farm gate income of $3…

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New Training Required To Use Paraquat Products

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Paraquat dichloride is an active ingredient in many pesticide products that people use in agricultural and non-agricultural areas. Also known as paraquat, this ingredient is extremely deadly if ingested or improp…

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Farming Basics: A CEU Credit Opportunity

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Farmers’ newest tool from Alabama Extension puts everything from farm financing to scouting vegetable crops at their fingertips. Farming Basics, an online course, targets new- and limited-experience farmers. It a…

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Investment Costs of Center Pivot Irrigation in Alabama—Three Scenarios

Decisions on whether to invest in irrigation equipment are tough to make, but irrigation can mitigate one of the largest risks in crop production.

Irrigation investment and operating costs vary substantially across locations based on acc…

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