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Alabama Peanuts: Crop Benefiting from Wet Summer

Alabama Peanuts: Crop Benefiting from Wet Summer

👤By David Reardon, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 18, 2017

One year removed from a drought of epic proportions, Alabama peanut farmers are happy with the rainier summer of 2017. Though wet conditions can cause a separate set of issues, peanuts are looking very strong thus far. According to the

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Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillar Numbers on the Rise

Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillar Numbers on the Rise

👤By Ayanava Majumdar and Kris Balkcom, Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 15, 2017

The Alabama Peanut IPM program conducts routine pest monitoring using sticky wing traps from various locations statewide. Based on trap catches from May to August 2017, it is evident that the above-normal rains in June and July disrupted moth activity

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Alabama Field Reports: Corn Harvest Progresses Slowly Between Rains

Alabama Field Reports: Corn Harvest Progresses Slowly Between Rains

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. County Comments Thomas Atkinson, Madison County  All of our row crops appear to be above average to date. Unless we have an early frost, we should be in great

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Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillars On The Rise

Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillars On The Rise

👤By Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Entomologist, and Kris Balkcom, Extension Agronomist, Auburn University 🕔Aug 13, 2017

The Alabama Peanut IPM program conducts routine pest monitoring using sticky wing traps from various locations statewide. Based on trap catches from May to August 2017, it is evident that the above-normal rains in June and July disrupted moth activity

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Alabama: Soybean Rust Founds in 9 Counties This Week

Alabama: Soybean Rust Founds in 9 Counties This Week

👤By Ed Sikora, Alabama Cooperative Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Soybean rust was detected in Houston, Dale, Autauga, Elmore, Butler, Conecuh, Escambia, Clarke and Marengo counties this week. The disease was found in soybean research plots in Autauga and Elmore counties and on kudzu in the other locations. Soybean rust

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Alabama Cotton, Soybeans: Moth Numbers Still on the Rise, Scouting Fields Important Before Spraying

Alabama Cotton, Soybeans: Moth Numbers Still on the Rise, Scouting Fields Important Before Spraying

👤By Tim Reed, Ron Smith, Alana Jacobson, and Barry Freeman, Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Cotton bollworm (CBW) moth trap catches increased from the last week of July to the first week of August at the 4 sites available for comparison. However, CBW trap catches tended to be much higher a year earlier at 3

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Alabama Field Reports: Scattered Showers Have Most Crops Looking Good

Alabama Field Reports: Scattered Showers Have Most Crops Looking Good

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 6, 2017. County Comments Jeffrey Smith, Elmore County  Producers have finally had a stretch of several dry days to complete layby on cotton. Most second cutting of hay complete. No rainfall

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Alabama Field Reports: Soybean Planting Still Going Thanks to Rain Delays

Alabama Field Reports: Soybean Planting Still Going Thanks to Rain Delays

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 30, 2017. County Comments Julia Crownover, Jackson County This year was the latest some of our producers ever planted soybeans because of the rain. We had producers planting soybeans as late

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Alabama Cotton: Bug Clean Up Spray Advised for Fields in 4th-5th Week of Bloom

Alabama Cotton: Bug Clean Up Spray Advised for Fields in 4th-5th Week of Bloom

👤By Ron Smith, Alabama Cooperative Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 1, 2017

What are we currently finding in Alabama cotton fields? Plant bugs, both the tarnished and clouded species, have finally reached threshold or treatment levels in April planted fields that have not been sprayed. Some level of brown stink bugs can

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Alabama Soybeans: Charcoal Rot – A Hidden Threat to Yields

Alabama Soybeans: Charcoal Rot – A Hidden Threat to Yields

👤By Jody Korthaus, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 31, 2017

The persistent hot weather in many areas of the country this growing season may be conducive to the development of charcoal rot disease in soybean. Farmers, agronomists, crop consultants and specialists are encouraged to scout for this particular disease now.

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