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Alabama Field Reports: Needed Rains Halt Planting

Alabama Field Reports: Needed Rains Halt Planting

👤From USDA 🕔May 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 21, 2017. County Comments Tim Malone, Marion County We received much needed rain this week. We are done planting cotton, but the cool weather is hindering growth. Corn is looking good. 

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Alabama: Crop Scouting School, Autaugaville, June 6

Alabama: Crop Scouting School, Autaugaville, June 6

👤By Christy Hicks, Auburn University, Southeast Alabama Regional Extension Agent 🕔May 19, 2017

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host a Crop Scouting School on June 6 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Autauga County Extension Office located at 2226 Hwy 14 W in Autaugaville.  Speakers will include Ron Smith, Tim Reed, and Barry

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Alabama Field Reports: Planting Speeds Along, Wheat Looks Good

Alabama Field Reports: Planting Speeds Along, Wheat Looks Good

👤From USDA 🕔May 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 14, 2017. County Comments Tim Malone, Marion County Wheat is looking really good. Cotton planting should finish up this week. Reports on first cutting hay yields are varying from great to

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Alabama Cotton: Thrips and Grasshoppers Need Attention

Alabama Cotton: Thrips and Grasshoppers Need Attention

👤By Ron Smith, Auburn University 🕔May 9, 2017

Early season cotton seedling insect activity is heating up. Both grasshoppers and thrips need attention this week (May 8-12).

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Alabama Field Reports: Needed Rains Slow Field Work, Some Areas Still Dry

Alabama Field Reports: Needed Rains Slow Field Work, Some Areas Still Dry

👤From USDA 🕔May 8, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 7, 2017. County Comments Joshua Melson, Lawrence County We are still facing dry conditions. The concern at this point is for the second cutting of hay. First cuttings for most producers

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Alabama: 17 Ag Estate Planning Workshops in June, July

Alabama: 17 Ag Estate Planning Workshops in June, July

👤By Justin Miller, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔May 8, 2017

Farmers and landowners often have a lot of questions when they consider how to deal with land as they begin the estate planning process. Who will manage the land and pay the taxes? Will children get along after the death of

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Alabama: Cover Crop Responses to Residual Herbicides in Peanut-Cotton Rotation

Alabama: Cover Crop Responses to Residual Herbicides in Peanut-Cotton Rotation

👤By Ann Chambliss, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔May 3, 2017

Cover crops can provide many benefits to peanut and cotton rotation. However, in fields where residual herbicides were used during the growing season, establishment of cover crops could be negatively affected by the herbicide residues.

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Alabama Forage: True Armyworms Appearing in Ryegrass

Alabama Forage: True Armyworms Appearing in Ryegrass

👤By Kathy Flanders, Extension Entomologist, Auburn University 🕔May 2, 2017

We received a report that some ryegrass in Blount County (Alabama) was infested with armyworms. From the picture sent to us and the time of year, I suspect these are not fall armyworms. I believe they are a different caterpillar

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Alabama: Drought Delays Planting, Farmers Look Toward May

Alabama: Drought Delays Planting, Farmers Look Toward May

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔May 1, 2017

The late winter and early spring months of 2017 brought weather less than ideal for planting. Some farmers had warmer soil temperatures and enough moisture to plant corn several weeks ago, while others are still waiting for rain to boost soil

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Alabama Field Reports: Planting Moves Forward but Rains Needed

Alabama Field Reports: Planting Moves Forward but Rains Needed

👤From USDA 🕔May 1, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 30, 2017. County Comments Dan Porch, Blount County We received some rainfall to start the week off. Some hay was cut, and some planting of peanuts, cotton, and soybeans did take

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