The 2019 Southeastern US Vegetable Crop Handbook is now available!! For a hard copy, please contact your local County Extension office (www.aces.edu). An electronic copy (PDF) of the book can be downloaded at https://www.growingproduce.com/southeasternvegetablecropha…/[...]
As we get started in a new year, resolutions abound and we set our sights on making improvements over the previous year. In conjunction, the mission statement of Alabama Extension is to 'enable people[...]
Dr. Joe Kemble, Extension Vegetable Specialist, Dept of Horticulture, Auburn University/Alabama Extension
Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Extension Greenhouse Specialist, Dept of Horticulture, Auburn University/Alabama Extension
With the colder temperatures across Alabama, many growers are turning on their heaters for the first time. In about 2 to 3 weeks, we will start[...]
Whether you are a conventional or an organic vegetable producer, an integrated pest management or IPM strategy for the modern farm includes a multi-f[...]
Whether you are a conventional or an organic vegetable producer, an integrated pest management or IPM strategy for the modern farm in[...]
The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is pleased to announce a cost-share program for specialty crop growers to alleviate the cost associated with GAP/GHP certification.
Good Agricultural P[...]
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be teaching several private pesticide applicator training classes. These classes are designed for the farmers who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. However, we will be discussing chemical safety and sprayer calibration at this class, so anyone who sprays pesticides on a large scale will benefit from this t[...]
Inspections for the Produce Safety Rule are coming in March of 2019! Have you had training and are you ready for this inspection? The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is of[...]
A Clean Day Program is planned for your area on December 14, 2018. This program will allow you, at no cost, to bring up to 1,000 pounds of unwanted pesticides for safe and environmentally sound disposal. Products that will be disposed of include pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and rodenticides. If you have products that have los[...]
Get Ready! The 2018 AFVGA Conference & Trade Show is just around the corner!
Join us again this November 15 & 16 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center located at 850 Lay Dam Rd. Clanton, AL, 35045
Registration Information: We are very excited to announce AFVGA is passing on the savings to you! The registration cost to attend has been lowered!
It is that time of year again for football games and cool and crisp air, watching color- changing leaves, smelling aromatic tea-olive flowers and fruits, enjoying pumpkins and harvesting. However, fall is also the time for unwelcome stink bugs invading homes.
Stink bugs are creepy, noisy and notorious for their pungent smell. They enter homes in the fall seeking place to overwinter.
Extension is hard at work helping communities, agricultural producers and families recover from Hurricane Michael. Extension professio[...]
Currently, the production of grape species in the southeastern U.S. is severely limited by Pierce's Disease (PD), caused by the widespread xylem-limited bacterium Xylella fastidiosa. As a result, mainly muscadine cultivars and some American or French-American hybrid bunch grape cultivars with resistance to PD can be successfully cultivated in Alabama due to the high PD pressure. Recent trials in the state have assessed the productivity [...]
Grafting with resistant rootstocks offers one of the best methods to avoid soilborne diseases. Grafting involves combining a desirable scion (which is the fruit bearing portion of a grafted plant) with a rootstock which provides resistance to various soilborne pathogens. [...]
We receive a lot of questions at the Extension office each year from farmers and home gardeners with many kinds of problems. Oftentimes the problems in a field or garden fall into one or more of the following categories: disease, insect, weed, wildlife damage, nutrition, or disorder. Many times during the year gardeners will contact the Extension office with a plant problem thinking it is a disease when in fa[...]
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