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North Alabama: Peanut Production Meetings Set For December 18

North Alabama: Peanut Production Meetings Set For December 18

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Extension Regional Agent 🕔Dec 5, 2017

North Alabama growers will be given a chance to learn more about peanut production in the region during 2 upcoming meetings. The schedule: Monday, December 18 at noon at the Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center, 13112 Alabama Highway 68,

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North Alabama: Peanuts Score Well In 2017, Expansion Likely Next Year

North Alabama: Peanuts Score Well In 2017, Expansion Likely Next Year

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Extension Regional Agent 🕔Dec 5, 2017

North Alabama soils have been popular for growing two underground crops-Irish and sweet potatoes. Now, growers are giving a hard look at a third crop grown underground-peanuts. Blount County farmer Jimmy Miller, who farms near Snead with his nephew Lance,

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Alabama Weather: La Niña May Bring Unseasonably Warm Winter

Alabama Weather: La Niña May Bring Unseasonably Warm Winter

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 4, 2017

The El Niño weather event of 2015-2016 brought drought and other agricultural hardships to the southern United States. Dr. Brenda Ortiz, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System scientist, said a La Nina phase is on the horizon. The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

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Alabama: Upcoming Private Pesticide Applicator Training Classes in Jan., Feb.

Alabama: Upcoming Private Pesticide Applicator Training Classes in Jan., Feb.

👤By Ann Chambliss, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 4, 2017

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be teaching several private pesticide applicator training classes. These classes are designed for the farmers who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. However, we will

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Alabama Field Reports: Harvest Season Winding Down

Alabama Field Reports: Harvest Season Winding Down

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 26, 2017. County Comments Dan Porch, Blount County Great weather this past week for fieldwork. However, we are beginning to get fairly dry across the area and could use a rain

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Alabama Corn: Good Sunlight Critical for High Yields

Alabama Corn: Good Sunlight Critical for High Yields

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Extension Regional Agent 🕔Nov 20, 2017

The poet Robert Frost penned that good fences make good neighbors. Just as good fences make good neighbors, good sunlight is critical for high corn yields if it is supplemented with adequate moisture.  There’s the rub, getting good sunlight when

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Alabama Field Reports: Peanut Buying Points Running Out of Storage Space

Alabama Field Reports: Peanut Buying Points Running Out of Storage Space

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 13, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 13, 2017. County Comments Willie Durr, Houston County  Peanut harvest is almost over, but with a larger than expected crop some buying points have run out of storage space. Some peanuts

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Alabama: Precision Planter Clinic, Shorter, Nov. 30

Alabama: Precision Planter Clinic, Shorter, Nov. 30

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

Alabama Extension is set to host a precision planter clinic Nov. 30 at the E.V. Smith Research Center Conference Facility in Shorter. The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. Dr. Brenda Ortiz, an Alabama Extension

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Alabama Field Reports: Scattered Showers Slow Harvest

Alabama Field Reports: Scattered Showers Slow Harvest

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 7, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 5, 2017. County Comments Tim Malone, Marion County Rainy weather is hindering cotton and soybean harvest. Pastures are looking really good. With the rain and warm conditions, it might be January

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Alabama: 9 Ag Outlook Meetings Scheduled Dec.-Feb.

Alabama: 9 Ag Outlook Meetings Scheduled Dec.-Feb.

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Nov 6, 2017

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will hold a series of Alabama Agriculture Outlook meetings across the state in December and January. The Farm and Agribusiness Management team will update farmers, producers and agribusiness owners on the current agricultural situation in the state, as

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