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Alabama: Additional Auxin Training, Hollywood, March 6

Alabama: Additional Auxin Training, Hollywood, March 6

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 13, 2018

There are several growers in NE Alabama that were not able to attend the Auxin training in Centre or Cullman. Tyler Sandlin, Alabama Extension crop specialist, and I have scheduled another Auxin training on Tuesday, March 6 at 11am at Mud Creek

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Alabama: What Is the Difference Between Agricultural Lime and Gypsum?

Alabama: What Is the Difference Between Agricultural Lime and Gypsum?

👤By Joe Kemble, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 2, 2018

As growers receive results from their soil tests, I am commonly asked what is the difference between agricultural lime and gypsum.  The follow up question is usually “can I use gypsum to raise my soil pH?” The answer is no. 

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Alabama: Who Should Attend 2018 Auxin Training?

Alabama: Who Should Attend 2018 Auxin Training?

👤By Joyce Tredaway Ducar, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 1, 2018

There is some confusion over who is required to attend the 2018 Auxin Training. If you plan to grow Xtend cotton or soybeans and use the new dicamba formulations, Engenia, FeXipan, or XtendiMax, you are required by the EPA to attend

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Alabama: Crop Insect Pests Will Live On After Cold Weather

Alabama: Crop Insect Pests Will Live On After Cold Weather

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jan 30, 2018

Like most pests plaguing the home, many crop insect pests will survive the frigid winter weather. Dr. Ron Smith, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist, said Alabama has experienced cold winters down through the ages—and insects are still here. “Most pests have

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Alabama: Ag Tax Bill Workshops Available in Feb., March

Alabama: Ag Tax Bill Workshops Available in Feb., March

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jan 26, 2018

Alabama farmers can learn more about how the new tax law affects them individually and their farming operation at tax bill workshops from Alabama Extension’s Agribusiness Management Team. After the training, famers will be better equipped to navigate the new

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Alabama: Dicamba – Mandatory Training, Even if You Attended Last Year

Alabama: Dicamba – Mandatory Training, Even if You Attended Last Year

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jan 25, 2018

In October of 2017, the EPA approved revised labels for Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia. All these products are now restricted use pesticides, meaning an applicators permit must be held in order to purchase and apply these products. The labels now

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Alabama: Dr. Ron Smith Receives Cotton Award

Alabama: Dr. Ron Smith Receives Cotton Award

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jan 25, 2018

Dr. Ron Smith, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist, was recognized at the 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conference for his outstanding contributions to the cotton industry through integrated pest management (IPM). Awarded since 2012, the Recognition Award for Excellence in Cotton Integrated Pest Management recognizes

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Alabama Apples: Trial Evaluates Varieties and Performance

Alabama Apples: Trial Evaluates Varieties and Performance

👤By Elina Coneva, Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialist 🕔Jan 23, 2018

With the demand for high quality fruit by consumers, the strong pressure to reduce chemical use in agricultural systems, and a need to enhance the economic efficiency of production, tree-fruit growers must look to economically and environmentally sustainable management production

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Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show, Dothan, AL, Feb. 8

Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show, Dothan, AL, Feb. 8

👤From University of Florida 🕔Jan 22, 2018

The Alabama- Florida Peanut Trade Show is set for Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, AL. More than 80 exhibitors will be present to allow farmers to visit one-on-one with industry product and service representatives.  

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Alabama: Fruit Growers Understand Managing Cold Weather

Alabama: Fruit Growers Understand Managing Cold Weather

👤By Maggie Lawrence, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jan 18, 2018

Alabama fruit producers are keeping their eyes on the thermometers, but professionals with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System say producers are used to dealing with cold weather. Dr. Edgar Vinson, an Alabama Extension fruit specialist who works closely with the

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