Alabama Cotton: Blue Disease Present – Scout Closely, Submit Samples

🕔Jul 17, 2019Extension professionals have already confirmed the presence of Cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV)—the causal agent of cotton blue disease — on multiple research substations across Alabama. The aphid-transmitted disease has […]

Alabama: Precision Ag Workshop, Birmingham, July 30

🕔Jul 17, 2019The Alabama Cooperative Extension System precision agriculture team invites Alabama producers and crop consultants to attend a precision ag field day July 30 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Participants will […]

Alabama Cotton: Heavy Plant Bug Pressure

🕔Jun 19, 2019The season’s early onset of drought-like conditions has several insects on the move early. Plant bugs and stink bugs are moving from their wild host plants into cotton earlier than […]

Alabama Cotton: Dry Spring Causes Management Difficulties

🕔Jun 5, 2019Rain in the forecast is a welcome change from the lingering dry conditions Alabama producers have battled this spring. Producers generally plant cotton between April 20 and the first week […]

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: Thrips Predictor Model Helps Make Management Decisions

🕔May 7, 2019Spring and warmer weather sends producers to the fields in droves, planting and making decisions about the upcoming growing season. Researchers at North Carolina State University helped to remove some […]

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 Soybeans: Tariffs Initiate Market Shift, Cause Concern

🕔Aug 9, 2018As Farm Bill discussions continue in Washington, D.C., producers wait for the direction a new bill will bring to the agricultural sector. Without a completed Farm Bill, producers are operating […]

Tax Cuts, Jobs Act: What are the Benefits for Farmers?

🕔Jul 27, 2018Robert Tufts, a visiting professor with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, says Section 199A, the new qualified business income deduction is the most significant change for farmers in the Tax […]

Alabama Bt Crops: Corn Earworms, Cotton Bollworms Building Resistance

🕔Jul 6, 2018Cotton bollworms and corn earworms are outpacing science’s ability to slip through genetically engineered crops. The introduction of genetic engineering in cotton was game-changing for producers. Even more so was […]

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