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Cereal Cover Crop Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

A winter cover crop can benefit the soil and/or subsequent crop, but cover crops are not harvested for feed or sold as a commodity (Fig. 1). Cover crop benefits include soil erosion protection, increased soil organic C accumulation, weed su…

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Pierce’s Disease Resistant Grapes In Alabama

Pierce’s Disease (PD) is a serious threat to the cultivation of grapes in the United States, especially in the warmer, southern regions. Recently, the UC Davis grape breeding program developed new European (Vitis vinifera) grape selection…

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Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance

In this video, Brittney Goodrich, an Alabama Extension specialist and member of the farm and agribusiness management team, discusses  pasture, rangeland, and forage insurance (PRF). PRF is an insurance product offered nationwide by the USD…

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Soybean Rust Update–September 20, 2019

Soybean rust has been detected in 43 of the state’s 67 counties. The rust pathogen, Phakospora pachyrhiza, has been found in commercial fields as far north as Limestone, Madison and DeKalb counties as of September 19. There was significant…

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Livestock and Recovery Efforts After Severe Weather

Dr. Soren Rodning, an Alabama Extension veterinarian, discusses potential problems and proper livestock recovery efforts following a severe storm.

 

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USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –Farmers and producers in 25 Alabama counties affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WH…

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Beef Cattle Performance Record Keeping

Application of a specialized record-keeping system enables producers to generate and analyze data needed to efficiently evaluate a cow herd’s performance.

The value of beef cattle record keeping is not truly realized …

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Alabama Crops App

The Alabama Crops app has been available to Alabama farmers for several years. Recent updates allow access to much more information—making the app a one-stop shop for producers. While many of the functions remain the same, there will be n…

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Farming Basics Mobile App

The Farming Basics app from Alabama Extension is a gateway of information for small and beginning farmers. The user-friendly app includes:

horticultural crop descriptions
information about major insect pests and diseases
general …

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Let’s Talk Beef Genetics

As part of the Animal Sciences & Forages team monthly webinar series, Michelle Elmore discussed how cattle producers should develop and use production goals for their breeding programs.

The presentation covers:

Establishing Prod…

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Landowner Succession Planning Issues

Transferring the family farm to the next generation requires planning. This content discusses three issues that affect the future of the family farm: estate (death) taxes, joint management, and built-in capital gains tax. Each of these issu…

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