USDA to Measure Financial Well-Being of Farmers and Ranchers Jan 13, 2023

    🕔Jan 13, 2023
    ATHENS, GA – Beginning in late December 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began gathering information about farm economics and production practices from farmers and […]

    Alabama Wheat: Annual Ryegrass Control Oct 20, 2022

    🕔Oct 20, 2022
    Removing weedy grasses from grass crops is likely one of the most difficult tasks for weed scientists and farmers alike. Annual ‘Italian’ ryegrass (Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum) may be the […]

    Alabama: Lauderdale County Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Oct 8, 2022

    🕔Oct 8, 2022
    This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. […]

    Alabama Cotton: Now Is a Good Time to Troubleshoot Problem Areas for Nematodes Sep 27, 2022

    🕔Sep 27, 2022
    Late summer or early fall before or just after cotton harvest, as nematode populations usually reach their peak, is an ideal time to take nematode samples. Samples should be taken […]

    Alabama Cotton, Peanuts: 5 Late Season Disease Considerations Sep 21, 2022

    🕔Sep 21, 2022
    As cotton and peanut producers begin to plan their defoliation and digging dates, diseases continue to be active in Alabama. In peanuts, early and late spots and white mold continue […]

    Alabama Soybeans: Velvetbean Caterpillars, Stink Bugs Being Found in High Numbers Sep 14, 2022

    🕔Sep 14, 2022
    I looked at two soybean fields (one in Cherokee County and one in Cullman County) planted behind wheat on Thursday, September 1 and found high numbers of velvetbean caterpillars (VBCs) […]

    Alabama: Cotton Mostly Past Insects, Pests Building in Soybeans Sep 12, 2022

    🕔Sep 12, 2022
    As the calendar turns to September, most of our cotton is past insects, some is beginning to receive defoliation applications, and all is hoping for a dry fall so we […]

    Alabama Cotton: Lack of Sunshine Currently a Greater Concern Than Insects Aug 27, 2022

    🕔Aug 27, 2022
    Sunshine. That’s what the Alabama cotton crop across much of central and south Alabama is missing as of today. The 10-day forecast shows 50% or greater chances of rain across […]

    Alabama Cotton: Extension More Optimistic Than USDA on Final Yields Aug 23, 2022

    🕔Aug 23, 2022
    The first crops yield report from USDA was released August 12. The Federal agency predicted Alabama cotton to average 851 lb/A from a harvested area of 420,000 acres. While there […]

    Alabama Cotton: Conditions Ripe for Disease Development Aug 19, 2022

    🕔Aug 19, 2022
    High humidity and temperatures along with vigorous canopy growth will favor prolonged periods of leaf wetness in crops and drive disease pressure across Alabama in August. In cotton, target spot has […]


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