The optimum time to plant indeterminate soybeans in north Alabama is mid-April through the first week in May if soil temperatures and environmental conditions are suitable. Soil temperatures should be […]
Dry conditions have put cotton planting on hold in parts of the region. Where possible, growers are switching to planting peanuts because they can go deeper for moisture.
We have been intensely tissue sampling corn over the last two years in north Alabama and the two nutrients that have been consistently deficient are sulfur (or there have been […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Issues with silverleaf whitefly continue in Georgia, southeast Alabama and parts of Florida — especially in later cotton.
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 […]