Alabama Cotton: Grasshoppers, Thrips Are Biggest Concerns May 17, 2022

🕔May 17, 2022
Phone calls have started pick up over the past 7 to 10 days and grasshoppers and thrips tend to be the biggest insect issues we are hearing about.

Alabama Corn: Managing Fertilizer Applications to Maximize Net Returns Apr 26, 2022

🕔Apr 26, 2022
Profit maximization should be one of the fundamental goals of any business operation. However, that is not always easy for farmers and maximizing yield often becomes the decision of choice. […]

Alabama Cotton: Late April Thrips Models Apr 22, 2022

🕔Apr 22, 2022
Generally speaking, Alabama cotton experienced higher than “normal” thrips pressure in later (mid-May+) planted cotton in 2021. According the Cotton Thrips Model, 2022 is setting up to be more of […]

Alabama Corn: Planting Season About to Begin Mar 24, 2022

🕔Mar 24, 2022
While corn planting is just across the corner, let’s take a moment to shortly review the management practices with great impact on corn yield: weather, nitrogen, and hybrid. First, there […]

Alabama: Soybean Rust Can Overwinter on Kudzu Mar 24, 2022

🕔Mar 24, 2022
Soybean rust, a fungal pathogen of soybean, can overwintered on kudzu. Kudzu, a tropical legume, is the main overwintering host for the pathogen in the United States. Soybean rust survives […]

Alabama Peanuts: Planning Considerations for 2022 Mar 24, 2022

🕔Mar 24, 2022
A few thoughts as planting season draws closer. Experience teaches us things that we don’t seem to forget especially when they come at a cost. Last planting season we had a late, […]

Alabama Cotton: Thinking About Thrips in 2022 Mar 22, 2022

🕔Mar 22, 2022
One insect that we can plan on being a consistent threat every year is thrips. This pest will infest 100% of the cotton planted in Alabama every year. What we […]

Alabama Cotton: Gramoxone – A Good Substitute for Glyphosate? Mar 18, 2022

🕔Mar 18, 2022
Due to the high price and short supply of glyphosate, many row crop growers are interested in using Gramoxone or generic paraquat products to burndown cover crops and winter weeds […]

Alabama Soybeans: Risks, Rewards of Ultra-Early and Early Planting Mar 9, 2022

🕔Mar 9, 2022
Growers are planning to get every bushel out of their 2022 soybean crop as the current November soybean futures hover around $14.50 per bushel. Soybeans, a legume, also look attractive […]

Alabama Cotton: What Did We Learn About Insect Management in 2021? Mar 8, 2022

🕔Mar 8, 2022
Several cotton insects presented unique or unusual infestation patterns in 2021. The following is a discussion of insects as they occurred during the season and what we may want to […]

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