Alabama Cotton, Peanuts: 4 Late Season Disease Considerations Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
Late season foliar and soilborne peanut diseases continue to be problem in Alabama due to conducive weather. Peanut rust has been found on non-treated plants in research trials in Headland. […]

Alabama: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Mobile and Washington counties who suffered losses due to excessive rainfall and flash flooding from […]

Alabama Corn: Yield Gain Potential from Harvesting High Moisture Grain Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
“Phantom yield gain” is a popular term for yield gains from harvesting high moisture corn (25-30% moisture) compared to letting the corn dry in the field (about 15-17% moisture) then […]

Alabama: Record, Near-Record Yields Projected for Some Crops Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released their crop production forecasts for 2020. These projections are as of August 1, and information about the methodology used […]

Alabama Cotton: Hard Luck – Hardlock and Boll Rot Sep 3, 2020

🕔Sep 3, 2020
Recent rains and overcast conditions have caused hardlock and boll rot in many fields. Both commonly appear when lower canopy bolls open during periods of rain or extremely high humidity […]

Tennessee Valley Crops: Laura Brings Beneficial Rains, Farmers Looking Towards Harvest Sep 2, 2020

🕔Sep 2, 2020
We finally caught some good rains that we have been needing for a while thanks to the outer bands of hurricane Laura. As of right now, we are not aware […]

Alabama Soybeans: Caterpillar Infestations, Redbanded Stink Bugs on the Move Sep 2, 2020

🕔Sep 2, 2020
Over the past 7 days we have seen and heard reports of high (60-100 per 5 row feet) infestations of velvetbean caterpillars (VBC) and soybean loopers (SBL) in fields across much of the southern […]

Alabama: Soybean Rust, Frogeye Leaf Spot Currently Active Sep 2, 2020

🕔Sep 2, 2020
Frogeye leaf spot is active in the state and can cause severe yield loss on susceptible varieties. Fortunately, many varieties planted in Alabama appear to have some level of resistance […]

Alabama Cotton, Peanuts: Scout Fields for Fungal Diseases Sep 2, 2020

🕔Sep 2, 2020
Due to the warm, wet weather, fungal diseases continue to be an issue for Alabama cotton. Cotton producers should continue to scout their cotton fields for areolate mildew and target […]

Alabama Soybean Farmers Offered Free Nematode Analysis Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
Now is an ideal time to troubleshoot those problem areas in a field. Nematode populations should be at a peak now (when you can still identify the problem areas) or […]

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