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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 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 Soybeans: McMichens Break 100-Bushel Barrier

Alabama Soybeans: McMichens Break 100-Bushel Barrier

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Regional Extension Agent 🕔Oct 27, 2017

McMichen Farm became the first Alabama grower to hurdle the 100-bushel soybean barrier with an eye-popping 102.158 bushels per acre. The farm, which has been in the family since 1842, consists of Nick McMichen and his wife Freida along with

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North Alabama Wheat: 20 Production Practices for Higher Yields

North Alabama Wheat: 20 Production Practices for Higher Yields

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Regional Extension Agent 🕔Oct 9, 2017

1. Plant High Quality Seed Farmers think they are saving money by planting bin-run wheat seed, but often it costs them money. Research has shown when a farmer’s seed is of good quality (free of weed seed, undamaged by insects,

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Cotton – Southeast – Whitefly Fight Continues – AgFax

Cotton – Southeast – Whitefly Fight Continues – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 1, 2017

Issues with silverleaf whitefly continue in Georgia, southeast Alabama and parts of Florida — especially in later cotton.

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Stroll Through Georgia and into Alabama, Florida

AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Stroll Through Georgia and into Alabama, Florida

🕔Aug 3, 2017

Silverleaf whitefly greatly expanded their range in Georgia this summer and have now spread into adjoining areas in Alabama and Florida. They are present in 650,000 acres of cotton in Georgia – about half of the state’s crop this year –

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Alabama Cotton: Plant Bug and Stink Bug Control Options

Alabama Cotton: Plant Bug and Stink Bug Control Options

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Regional Extension Agent 🕔Jul 27, 2017

Bifenthrin did a good job of controlling plant bugs last year. However, this year there was a few scattered reports in the Tennessee Valley of bifenthrin not controlling plant bugs. I was hesitant to include bifenthrin in my last e-mail

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Alabama Cotton: Options for Plant Bug Control

Alabama Cotton: Options for Plant Bug Control

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Extension Regional Agent 🕔Jul 12, 2017

A concern of many cotton farmers now is plant bugs especially if their cotton is near a corn field. I would dare to venture that a significant portion of our cotton crop in north Alabama is not scouted on a

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Cotton – Southeast – Persistent Rains Taking Toll In Places – AgFax

Cotton – Southeast – Persistent Rains Taking Toll In Places – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 7, 2017

More cotton has been drowned out in parts of the region. The so-called “Fourth of July” showers added to the effect. Next question: will plants have sufficient roots if the weather does turn hot and dry?

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