Alabama Soybeans: Taproot Decline Emerging as New Problem Sep 14, 2021

🕔Sep 14, 2021
Taproot decline (TRD) is appearing in more soybean fields at higher levels than in previous years based on recent observations in Alabama. Taproot decline is caused by the fungus Xylaria necrophora, […]

West Alabama: Corn Harvest Underway, Caterpillars in Peanuts, Crops in Need of Rain Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
Rain of late in west central Alabama has been scattered across much of the region. I have talked to some producers that have received no rain and some that have […]

Alabama Corn: Start Scouting for Southern Rust Jun 12, 2020

🕔Jun 12, 2020
Southern rust poses a significant threat to corn in the lower third of Alabama, particularly in Baldwin and Mobile counties. So far, cases of Southern rust have been confirmed in […]

Alabama Soybeans: Managing Seedling Diseases Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
Soybean seedling diseases are one of the most important causes of reduced stand establishment and can result in economic losses. Soybeans infected with a seedling disease are typically weak and […]

Alabama: Cotton Blue Disease – A Concern for Growers Going Into 2019 Crop Apr 12, 2019

🕔Apr 12, 2019
With 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 Soybeans: Taproot Decline Continues to Spread Aug 30, 2018

🕔Aug 30, 2018
Taproot decline (TRD) was detected in a soybean field near Belforest in Baldwin County this week.  The disease, first detected in Alabama in 2016, has now been found in 21 […]

Alabama Soybeans: Charcoal Rot – A Hidden Threat to Yields Jul 31, 2017

🕔Jul 31, 2017
The persistent hot weather in many areas of the country this growing season may be conducive to the development of charcoal rot disease in soybean. Farmers, agronomists, crop consultants and […]

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