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  • Posted by: Ann Chambliss on 8/8/2018 10:54 AM

    August is the month when Alabama soybean producers typically make the most foliar applications of insecticides to soybeans. The primary targets of these applications are stink bugs (SB's) and caterpillars.  SB's begin moving into soybean fields in significant numbers when small beans begin forming in the pods.  SB's are long-lived insects that can cause a lot of damage to soybean crops. Adults can live for up to two months, while[...]

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  • Posted by: Ayanava Majumdar on 8/3/2018 3:03 PM

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    There have been many producer complaints about snail and slug issues in row crops. Snails (with a hard shell, see picture) and slugs (without a shell) can cause direct crop damage and [...]

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  • Posted by: Ayanava Majumdar on 7/20/2018 8:59 AM

    moth activity 7-20-18.jpgRains have continued for the most part in Alabama with almost none of the key peanut production areas marked as drought on the US Drought Monitor website[...]

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  • Posted by: Ann Chambliss on 7/18/2018 10:39 AM

    July 18, 2018

    Trap catch numbers showed increased bollworm moth activity at the  Elmore and Baldwin county trapping sites.  Cotton growers across AL should begin monitoring  their dual-gene cotton closely for bollworm larvae . Non-Bt cotton has been planted in small plots/strips at Auburn University experiment stations in north, central and south Alabama to serve as sentinel plots for[...]

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  • Posted by: Ann Chambliss on 7/17/2018 9:23 AM

    Most Alabama soils are naturally low in plant-available nutrients and must be fertilized to maintain crop production. Soil testing is critical to improve soil fertility for production of row-crops, specialty crops, and forages. Producers increasingly rely on commercial soil testing laboratories to provide nutrient recommendations for crops. To make best-management decisions for maintaining soil fertility, it is [...]

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  • Posted by: Brenda Ortiz on 6/21/2018 1:40 PM

    The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), through the Conservation and Innovation grants (CIG) program, is currently funding two projects related to irrigation in the Southeast. One is in Alabama and the other is in Georgia. With funding totaling more than $1 million, Extension and Research faculty from Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension system will conduct demonstrations for three years of the innovative irrigation[...]

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  • Posted by: Brenda Ortiz on 6/21/2018 1:34 PM

    Through a federal appropriation secured by Congressman Robert Aderholt, $8 million is available to eligible farmers in certain watersheds to install new irrigation systems on land that is not currently irrigated. Under current federal programs, farmers and landowners are limited to improving existing systems. It is the first time in many years that funds will be available for new irrigated acres. 

    The funding is available on a cos[...]

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  • Posted by: John Fulton on 3/18/2014 10:46 AM

    Success of the growing season starts on the front end with planting.  Seed costs continue to increase so peak performance of the planter is critical to maximize the yield potential of every seed.  The Alabama Precision Ag Team has been hard at work getting our planters and technology prepped for the upcoming season.  Our focus has been ensuring planting depth is correct while not placing too much down force on the gauge wheels to induce side wall[...]

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  • Posted by: John Fulton on 9/18/2013 10:30 AM

    Big data or data management in agriculture continues to be a hot topic.  The 2013 InfoAg Conference highlighted not only how data management is growing in agriculture through the tradeshow and presentations but that industry partnerships will be a key to success of this data evolution.  One company cannot provide the one-stop shop as it relates to ag data management since this service is compl[...]

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  • Posted by: John Fulton on 7/26/2013 5:37 PM

    We know the adoption of precision ag continues to increase across the US. Here in Alabama, technology and site-specific management exceeds national averages reported by the USDA.

    In 2009 and 2010, the Alabama Precision Ag Team conducted surveys around the state asking farmers their adoption of many available technologies. Data was collected during winter crop production meetings coordinated by the Alabama Co[...]

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