Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. County Comments Tim Malone, Marion County Wheat really headed out this week. A lot of corn seed were put in the ground. Soybean planting will get underway as fields
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 16, 2017. County Comments Tim Malone, Marion County It was a great week for planting. Now we just need some rain to get the seeds up. Wheat has really started heading
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 9, 2017. County Comments Beverly Noles, DeKalb County Rainfall is still adequate for this time of year. Pastures are recovering somewhat, but the cover may be mostly weeds and wild grasses.
One of the most difficult weeds to control in corn is morningglory. The backbone of any morningglory control program in corn is atrazine.
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 2, 2017. County Comments Due to drought conditions and continual overgrazing, pasture conditions have remained at fair across the county. Wheat conditions seem good, in terms of growth. There is some
Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking into the low 20s and Central and South Alabama slipping below 30 degrees, producers and Alabama Extension agents feared for the future of spring
Field and sweet corn are good hosts for the southern or cotton root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita Race 3). This is the same root-knot nematode that has plagued Alabama cotton and soybean along with some vegetable producers for generations. Based on
The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries issued a stop movement order for certain poultry in the state because of three ongoing investigations of avian influenza in north Alabama. One flock at a commercial breeder operation in Lauderdale County was
The battle between Alabama sorghum growers and sugarcane aphids infestations has raged for several years. Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals working with industry partners have worked diligently to determine the best courses of action for southern sorghum growers. The Sorghum
Dr. Austin Hagan, Professor and Extension Specialist with Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System recently provided information on seedling diseases of cotton. His webinar was part of the March 14 session of the 2017 Alabama Agronomic Crops Webinar Series. Cotton seedling diseases
The bulls were again winners in an exciting week for longs and producers. In last week’s report, I said the markets bias would be near unchanged to a bit lower.