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Soybean IPM Guide

Updated for 2020.

Maximum profits in soybean 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 done….

Corn IPM Guide

Maximum profits in corn 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 done. The “tools of technol…

Early Disease Management Important to Successful Strawberry Production

It is mid-October, and strawberry planting season is upon us. Most strawberry growers in our region use the annual hill plasticulture system and plant short day or spring-bearing strawberry varieties. These strawberry plants will begin to g…

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Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program

The Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program is a forage-based development program for yearling heifers consigned by cattle producers in Alabama. The heifers are nominated in November and arrive at the Sand Mountain Research a…

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Farmers and Drivers: Safety During Harvest Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For farmers in Alabama, fall is one of the busiest times of the year. They are working around the clock to harvest and transport the crops they worked hard to grow. During this time, farmers use many different pi…

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Alabama Forage Focus Program E-Newsletter

Alabama Extension forage professionals are committed to providing the most up-to-date information in a timely manner.

If you are interested in receiving periodic updates from the Alabama Forage Focus program, the program publishes an ele…

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Alabama Beef Systems Extension E-Newsletter

The Alabama Extension Beef Systems team is committed to providing the state’s cattle producers the most up-to-date information in a timely manner.

If you are interested in receiving periodic updates from the Alabama Extension Beef System…

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Pecan Weevil: Common Pest of Pecan and Hickory Trees

​The pecan weevil, Curculio caryae, is a common insect pest of pecan and hickory. The insect has an interesting life cycle, and commercial pecan growers spray to control them every year. Since North America is home to most of the hickory…

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Managing Weeds Crucial During Droughts

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent drought conditions have made herd care difficult for Alabama livestock producers. As conditions worsen and desirable vegetation declines, established weeds are often the last plants standing. During this t…

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Measure of Chill Accumulation Has Begun

Hot summer temperatures remain, but the season for measuring chill hour accumulation for the dormancy period has arrived.  Chill accumulation is measured as the amount of time trees are exposed to cool temperatures.  For our region, chill…

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How to Think About Cotton: Plant Growth Regulators

Learn the background and history of plant growth regulators in cotton as well as common use patterns and treatment, timing, and rate considerations.

Background and History

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) have been use…

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Bacterial Spot of Tomato and Pepper

Bacterial spot is the most common disease of peppers in Alabama and is a recurring problem on tomatoes grown in the state. The disease can significantly affect marketable yield.

Bacterial spot is caused by four species of X…

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By-Product Feeds Quick Reference Guide

Nutrient Composition of By-Product Feeds
The nutrient composition of by-products varies widely. The following table is a general guideline for understanding feed composition, but a feed analysis should be requested to more accurately…

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