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Alabama: Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

Alabama: Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 29, 2017

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

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Alabama: Corn Nematodes, Silent Thieves

Alabama: Corn Nematodes, Silent Thieves

👤By Austin Hagan, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 28, 2017

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

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Alabama Poultry: 3 Avian Influenza Investigations in Northern Counties

Alabama Poultry: 3 Avian Influenza Investigations in Northern Counties

👤From Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 16, 2017

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

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Alabama Sorghum: Choosing the Right Hybrid Variety

Alabama Sorghum: Choosing the Right Hybrid Variety

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 16, 2017

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

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Alabama: Cotton Seedling Diseases

Alabama: Cotton Seedling Diseases

👤By Kathy Flanders, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 15, 2017

​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

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Alabama Cotton: What Pests to Watch for and When

Alabama Cotton: What Pests to Watch for and When

👤By Ann Chambliss, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 14, 2017

THRIPS Thrips may delay maturity if heavy damage occurs at the 1 to 5th true leaf stage. Use seed treatments or insecticide applied in-furrow at planting. Make foliar spray when the first true leaf is just emerging if cotton is

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Alabama Wheat: Do You Need a Plant Growth Regulator?

Alabama Wheat: Do You Need a Plant Growth Regulator?

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 10, 2017

Wheat fields that are at risk from lodging may benefit the most from a plant growth regulator. These fields may be at risk from lodging due to excessive nitrogen being applied; high seeding rates; varieties that are prone to lodge;

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Alabama Corn: Nematodes Are Silent Yield Thieves

Alabama Corn: Nematodes Are Silent Yield Thieves

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 8, 2017

Corn nematodes in Alabama are a problem many growers are not aware of. The nematodes feed on roots, and cause symptoms similar to those of soil fertility disorders. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Entomologist and Plant Pathologist, Dr. Austin Hagan, said

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Alabama Corn: Ideal Start Propels McMichen Into 2016 Con-Till Yield Title

Alabama Corn: Ideal Start Propels McMichen Into 2016 Con-Till Yield Title

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Extension Regional Agent 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Alabama farmer Nick McMichen won the 2016 National Corn Growers Association state contest in the no-till/strip-till irrigated category, harvesting 284.9 bushels per acre. Nick farms near Centre in northeast Alabama and irrigated his corn out of the winding Coosa River.

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Alabama Corn Champs Share Production Tips

Alabama Corn Champs Share Production Tips

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Alabama corn champions Henderson Farms in Madison, just below Huntsville, topped the National Corn Growers Association state contest in both the irrigated (305.7 bushels per acre) and the non-irrigated categories (232.7 bushels per acre). The Henderson clan of Mike Henderson

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