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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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Alabama: Cover Crops Important for Maintaining Soil Health

Alabama: Cover Crops Important for Maintaining Soil Health

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jan 17, 2018

For as many years as farmers have worked the land, they have sought ways to conserve soil and resources. Researchers and producers alike are continually searching for ways to improve soil quality, increase productivity and build erosion control. Cover crops are

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Alabama Forage: Grass Masters Sessions Set In February In Brent

Alabama Forage: Grass Masters Sessions Set In February In Brent

👤From a press release 🕔Jan 15, 2018

Want more insight on increasing grass forage volume and quality? Bibb County, Alabama, will provide that opportunity with a series of February meetings. The sessions run from 6 to 8 p.m. on February 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the

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Alabama: Southwest Cotton, Peanut Production Meetings On Tap In February

Alabama: Southwest Cotton, Peanut Production Meetings On Tap In February

👤By Libbie Johnson, Agriculture Agent, Escambia County, Florida 🕔Jan 10, 2018

Cotton and peanut production in southwest Alabama will be the focus of a series of meeting in February. Cotton Production Meetings: Baldwin County – February 15 Farmers’ Federation Building, behind ALFA 21332 St. Hwy 59 S. Robertsdale, 5:00 p.m. Escambia County

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Alabama Corn: Factors to Consider When Selecting Seed

Alabama Corn: Factors to Consider When Selecting Seed

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Extension Regional Agent 🕔Jan 9, 2018

Most growers have enjoyed the holidays and are making corn decisions for 2018’s crop. Many farmers may have already received a visit from their corn seed supplier wanting them to book their seed early. There are many factors involved in

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Alabama Producers Growing Carinata for Biofuel

Alabama Producers Growing Carinata for Biofuel

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jan 8, 2018

Alabama growers are sowing the seeds of a new biofuel oil crop this winter. Brassica carinata, informally known as carinata, is similar to canola (Brassica napus L.)—a crop many producers introduced to rotations several years ago. An oilseed crop, carinata seed

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Alabama: Precision Ag Workshop, Birmingham, Jan. 18

Alabama: Precision Ag Workshop, Birmingham, Jan. 18

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jan 5, 2018

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host the year’s first precision agriculture workshop Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. While producers continue to adopt new farming technologies, Alabama Extension professionals are committed to working alongside them

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Alabama: Comprehensive Precision Ag Workshop Set For January 18

Alabama: Comprehensive Precision Ag Workshop Set For January 18

👤By Katie Nichols, Auburn University 🕔Dec 26, 2017

Agricultural technologies are evolving, and producers are evolving alongside. The days of horse and buggy are a thing of the past as farmers seek to be more productive and sustainable on fewer acres. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System recognizes the need

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Alabama Cotton Yields 3rd Highest in History

Alabama Cotton Yields 3rd Highest in History

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 19, 2017

Despite a year with a multitude of challenges in the field, Alabama cotton yields are currently estimated to be the third highest in state history. Cotton production this year is up 18 percent from 2016 production. Alabama Cooperative Extension System economist Max

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Alabama: Precision Ag Workshop, Birmingham, Jan. 18

Alabama: Precision Ag Workshop, Birmingham, Jan. 18

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 18, 2017

Agricultural technologies are evolving, and producers are evolving alongside. The days of horse and buggy are a thing of the past as farmers seek to be more productive and sustainable on fewer acres. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System recognizes the need

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