Alabama Cotton: What to Know About Blue Disease – Video

🕔Jun 14, 2019Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologists Dr. Kassie Conner and Dr. Austin Hagan give an update on Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus, or Cotton Blue Disease, a virus disease that was first […]

Alabama Wiregrass: Corn Farmers Worried Over Dry Conditions

🕔May 28, 2019Expectations for higher-than-normal May temperatures have Wiregrass corn producers on edge as the spring growing season shapes up to be a dry one.   Brandon Dillard, an Alabama Extension regional […]

Alabama Cotton: Dealing with Target Spot, Areolate Mildew Damage

🕔Apr 16, 2019Target spot and areolate mildew—both cotton fungal diseases—can cause widespread early defoliation. According to an Alabama Extension plant pathologist, the target spot is a greater threat to intensively managed cotton, […]

Alabama Wheat: High Risk of Scab

🕔Apr 15, 2019There is a high scab risk in southwest and western Alabama with a medium risk in southeast and eastern Alabama. Wheat throughout this area, particularly in southwest Alabama is well […]

Alabama: Cotton Blue Disease – A Concern for Growers Going Into 2019 Crop

🕔Apr 12, 2019With an estimated farm gate income of $325 million and yield of 899 pounds lint per acre on 470,000 acres in 2018, cotton is Alabama’s most economically important agronomic crop. […]

Alabama: Cotton Blue Disease Pathogen Overwintered in Fields

🕔Apr 2, 2019Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologists and crops specialists have already confirmed Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus (Cotton Blue Disease or CLRDV-AL) in Alabama. The disease—spread by aphids— damaged cotton in 2018 in […]

Alabama Peanuts, Cotton: Aug. a Bad Month for Foliar Diseases

🕔Aug 30, 2018Peanut Prior to the recent dry weather this past week, the generally wet and cloudy weather patterns over much of August across Alabama were favorable for the development of foliar […]

Alabama Corn: April Showers Bring Nematode Problems

🕔May 23, 2018Gardeners say ‘April showers bring May flowers.’ While these shower may bring flower for gardeners, it can cause problems for corn producers. In corn fields, wet weather in April is […]

Alabama Cotton: Keep Watch for Blue Disease

🕔May 16, 2018​Blue disease, which is caused by the aphid transmitted virus cotton leafroll dwarf, was tenatively identified in cotton collected in Barbour and Henry Co in 2017. Cotton with similar symptoms […]

Alabama Peanuts: Crop Benefiting from Wet Summer

🕔Aug 18, 2017One year removed from a drought of epic proportions, Alabama peanut farmers are happy with the rainier summer of 2017. Though wet conditions can cause a separate set of issues, […]

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