Alabama Corn: Watch Out for Grasshoppers May 27, 2020
Grasshopper activity is picking up recently across the state. Similar to cotton, they are a sporadic pest that can sometimes affect yield. Their populations are typically restricted to field edges, but […]
As industrial hemp producers enter their second production year in Alabama, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering informational meetings for interested growers. Alabama Extension’s hemp action team has spent the past […]
Alabama: 7 Hemp Production Meetings Through March Jan 13, 2020
Alabama is now entering its second year of legal hemp production. Interested growers should be as informed as possible about this new crop, which has seen a rapid revitalization in […]
Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer gives an update on insects impacting industrial hemp.
Alabama Sorghum: Be on Lookout for Sugarcane Aphids May 22, 2019
Sugarcane aphids, Melanaphis sacchari, have been found this week (May 2019) on Johnsongrass in Montgomery County, Alabama. Johnsongrass was surveyed at multiple sites between Dothan and Auburn and only one […]
The arsenal of insecticides and acaricides that we have to select from for controlling arthropod pests is extremely important. Our arsenal may be limited due to cost of the product, […]
You can almost hear bolls “popping” in the dryland fields of Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. Yuma, Arizona, cotton growers are well into harvest while the crop is still pushing hard in the central […]
There were a crazy lot of western corn rootworm beetles emerging from continuous corn fields this summer in the Texas Panhandle, and with seed purchase decisions on the horizon it […]
“It’s a rarity to see weedy fields,” reports Wayne Keeling. John David Gonzales agrees – weeds have been a “non-problem” this season. Garden webworms love pigweed. That’s the good news. The […]
Rain finally arrived in parts of the Panhandle and south Plains. Central Texas remains parched and dryland abandonment is high in west Texas.