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 […]

Alabama: Pattern Tile Drainage – Improving Soggy Soils

🕔Jun 12, 2018Pattern tile drainage is a practice Midwestern producers have long employed on farm operations. Now, some Alabama producers with soggy soils are laying pattern tile in hopes of more manageable […]

Alabama: 3 Upcoming Cotton, Soybean Scouting Schools

🕔May 25, 2018Producers will have an opportunity to brush up on insect scouting techniques at the annual cotton and soybean “scouting school” workshops. The Alabama Cooperative Extension crops team is hosting the […]

Alabama: 2018 Crop Budgets Available

🕔Apr 19, 2018Successful farming requires careful planning, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System has tools to make that job easier for producers.  Extension’s annual enterprise budgets help producers make the best decisions possible for […]

Alabama: Tariffs Cause Worry Among Farmers

🕔Apr 17, 2018Recent trade discussions between the United States and China have Alabama producers like Stewart McGill cautious about the future markets of crops. China recently announced a 25 percent tariff on […]

Alabama: 2 Cover Crop Field Days, March 23, 27

🕔Mar 6, 2018Dates are set for cover crop field days in central and south Alabama. Producers in the southeastern corner of Alabama will have an opportunity to attend a cover crop field […]

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