Recipients of the 2017 Catfish Farmers of the Year awards were presented at the annual CFA convention in February. The recipients are: Mary Quitman Holmes of Hale County, Alabama is the industry’s first female farmer of the year award recipient. Quitman and
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
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
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
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
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;
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
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Here is the list of states below followed by the number of counties affected: Florida, 8
Agricultural leaders say farmers aren’t panicked yet by the Trump administration’s new memos on immigration enforcement, but concerns are growing that illegal immigrants, who are the backbone of most farm labor in the country, could increasingly become targets of deportation.
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.