“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 […]
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 […]
Recent rainy weather has helped the crop and maybe reduced whitefly pressure, but it also could encourage disease development going into September.
Alabama Cotton: Defoliation Considerations – Video Aug 25, 2020
Dr. Steve Brown, Alabama Extension Cotton Specialist, and Tyler Sandlin, Alabama Extension Crop Specialist, discuss what growers need to consider before defoliating cotton.
I am still getting a lot of questions about Stemphylium leafspot in cotton. Alabama Extension fertility specialist Dr. Audrey Gamble and I discuss why it is so prevalent this year […]
For soybean growers in central and south Alabama, the Redbanded stink bug is a very aggressive and damaging pest in soybeans. Here is a short video to help with identifying, […]
Over the past few weeks we’ve observed several cotton fields with Stemphylium leaf spot. The ultimate cause is a depletion of potassium (K) in leaf tissues. Potassium is rapidly exported from leaves […]
I have visited several cotton fields with Stemphylium leaf spot. Stemphylium starts off as small brown lesions, and as they enlarge, they can lead to massive premature defoliation. There are […]
One of our most damaging pests in cotton is the stinkbug. Alabama Extension entomologists Dr. Ron Smith and Dr. Scott Graham discuss how to scout for and control stinkbugs in […]
We will not be able to have a face-to-face cotton scouting school but I have worked with Alabama Extension entomologists Dr. Ron Smith and Dr. Scott Graham to produce a […]