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Alabama: East-Central Crop Tour, Auburn, July 27

Alabama: East-Central Crop Tour, Auburn, July 27

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jul 20, 2017

The East-Central Alabama Crops Tour is set for July 27, beginning at 8 a.m.  The tour includes a stop at Auburn University’s cotton and peanut variety trial at the Ingram Farm off Highway 80.  Extension personnel – including Trey Cutts,

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Alabama: No Dicamba Injuries Reported Yet – 7 Best Practices to Avoid Drift

Alabama: No Dicamba Injuries Reported Yet – 7 Best Practices to Avoid Drift

👤By Joyce Tredaway Ducar, Alabama Cooperative Extension Sepcialist 🕔Jul 18, 2017

If you have been reading farm magazines, webblogs, or even the newspaper, chances are that  you have heard about dicamba (Engenia, Xtendimax or Fexapan) drift or some type of off-target movement from applications to Xtend soybean or Xtend cotton to

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Alabama Field Reports: Rains Continue to Keep Farmers Out of Fields

Alabama Field Reports: Rains Continue to Keep Farmers Out of Fields

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 16, 2017. County Comments Beverly Noles, Dekalb County Many late soybeans are prevented from being planted due to rain. Fieldwork was hindered by the rain. Pastures are looking better than expected

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Alabama Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs Active, Be Ready to Treat

Alabama Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs Active, Be Ready to Treat

👤By Ron Smith, Alabama Extension Entomologist 🕔Jul 18, 2017

2017 is going to be different than recent years in controlling TPBs. Both 2015 and 2016 were hot and dry during July, and the plant bug population crashed on their own. Cloudy weather, abundant rainfall, and lush rapid growing cotton

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Alabama Soybeans: Varietal Response to Saflufenacil (Sharpen)

Alabama Soybeans: Varietal Response to Saflufenacil (Sharpen) Updated

👤By Ayanava Majumdar, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 17, 2017

What is saflufenacil? Saflufenacil is a group 14 PPO herbicide. Saflufenacil is the active ingredient in Sharpen herbicide and one of the active ingredients in Verdict herbicide. This chemistry provides excellent burndown control of marestail/horseweed and other broadleaf weeds in

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Alabama Cotton: Options for Plant Bug Control

Alabama Cotton: Options for Plant Bug Control

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Extension Regional Agent 🕔Jul 12, 2017

A concern of many cotton farmers now is plant bugs especially if their cotton is near a corn field. I would dare to venture that a significant portion of our cotton crop in north Alabama is not scouted on a

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Alabama Field Reports: Rains Delay Wheat Harvest, Weeds a Concern in Cotton, Soybeans

Alabama Field Reports: Rains Delay Wheat Harvest, Weeds a Concern in Cotton, Soybeans

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 9, 2017. County Comments Lana Nelson, Lauderdale County Heavy rainfall delayed wheat harvest and, subsequently, soybean planting. In some isolated instances, the wheat ground may remain idle through the summer due

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Alabama Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs – Identification, Management Options

Alabama Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs – Identification, Management Options

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 7, 2017

The 2017 planting and growing seasons have been vastly different than the planting and growing conditions farmers contended with in 2016. From 2016’s extreme drought to 2017’s continued flash flooding, producers have struggled in the field. Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist

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Alabama Field Reports: Corn, Soybeans Look Good, Heavy Rains Hurting Cotton

Alabama Field Reports: Corn, Soybeans Look Good, Heavy Rains Hurting Cotton

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 5, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 2, 2017. County Comments Thomas Atkinson, Madison County So far so good this growing season. All crops appear to be doing well except in low areas where the crop has become

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Alabama Cotton: Fungicide Considerations for Target Spot Control

Alabama Cotton: Fungicide Considerations for Target Spot Control

👤From Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 4, 2017

Target spot is a common and sometimes damaging disease of cotton. In field trials at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center (GCREC), yield losses up to 400 pounds of lint per acre of have recorded on the target spot

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