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Alabama Cotton: June Is ‘Sidedress’ Time

Alabama Cotton: June Is ‘Sidedress’ Time

👤By W.C. Birdsong, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Farmers are just wrapping up the Cotton planting season for the 2017 crop. There really isn’t any time to sit back and get much rest because the next chapter in the 2017 Cotton crop is early season weed control and

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Alabama Cotton: How Will the Weather Affect Plant Bugs? Be Scouting Your Fields.

Alabama Cotton: How Will the Weather Affect Plant Bugs? Be Scouting Your Fields.

👤By Ron Smith, Auburn University 🕔Jun 21, 2017

I will say up front that no two seasons are exactly alike when considering the weather, crop conditions, and potential insect damage. 2017 has already been uniquely different than any season I remember. Delayed planting, excessive rainfall, mild winter, and

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Alabama Sweet Sorghum: EPA Approves Section 18 for Sivanto Prime

Alabama Sweet Sorghum: EPA Approves Section 18 for Sivanto Prime

👤By Kathy Flanders, Extension Entomologist, Auburn University 🕔Jun 21, 2017

On June 12, the EPA granted an exemption for the use of  flupyradifurone (Sivanto Prime) insecticide for use on Alabama sweet sorghum for the 2017 growing season, under the provisions of Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. 

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Alabama Corn: Recognizing Common Rust, Southern Leaf Blight

Alabama Corn: Recognizing Common Rust, Southern Leaf Blight

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Several weeks ago, Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologists confirmed the presence of Southern corn rust in corn at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center. With continued rains and several weeks of intense moisture, Alabama Extension plant pathologist Dr.

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Alabama Cotton, Peanuts: Excessive Rainfall May Cause Field Issues

Alabama Cotton, Peanuts: Excessive Rainfall May Cause Field Issues

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Producers from all areas of Alabama have had planting or harvesting delays and are now making management decisions based on excessive rainfall. The summer months of 2016 ended in a late-season drought that devastated some row crops and forced cattle

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Alabama Field Reports: Rains Slow Wheat Harvest, Benefit Row Crops

Alabama Field Reports: Rains Slow Wheat Harvest, Benefit Row Crops

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 18, 2017. County Comments Tim Malone, Marion County Wheat harvest is almost completed. Cotton, soybeans and peanuts are looking good. We got some rain this week that is helping hay fields

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Alabama Peach Production Takes Major Hit

Alabama Peach Production Takes Major Hit

👤By Justin Miller, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Alabama Cooperative Extension System fruit specialists are estimating Alabama’s peach producers are harvesting only 10 to 30 percent of their normal crop this season. A lethal combination of a low number of chill hours, recent drought conditions and a late frost

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Alabama Cotton, Peanuts: Herbicide Injury from Excessive Rains – 8 Frequently Asked Questions

Alabama Cotton, Peanuts: Herbicide Injury from Excessive Rains – 8 Frequently Asked Questions

👤By Ayanava Majumdar, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 16, 2017

In the last several weeks since the start of May, we had too much rainfall (>15 inches in many areas) during crop planting. I have received several inquiries regarding herbicide damage on cotton and peanut, mostly related to Reflex, Valor

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Alabama Cotton: PGR Management in High Rainfall

Alabama Cotton: PGR Management in High Rainfall

👤By Trey Cutts, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 16, 2017

The 2017 growing season is thus far a decidedly wet one. Rainfall throughout the state was a welcome change from the previous dry spell, but excessive amounts have delayed cotton plantings or caused isolated replants. For cotton that is established

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Alabama Peanuts: Management Options for Thrips, Early Caterpillars

Alabama Peanuts: Management Options for Thrips, Early Caterpillars

👤By Ayanava Majumdar and Kris Balkcom, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 16, 2017

Below is a brief discussion of the seasonal activity of thrips and some major caterpillar pests based on moth catches from sticky wing pheromone traps that have also been summarized in the graphs. For detailed peanut insect pest scouting and

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