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Extension Entomologists Warn Cotton Producers about Tarnished Plant Bugs

AUBURN, Ala.—The 2017 planting and growing seasons have been vastly different than the planting and growing conditions farmers contended with in 2016. From 2016’s extreme drought to 2017’s continued flash flooding, producers have struggled in the field. Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Dr. Ron Smith said the 2017 season has already been distinctly different than any season he remembers. “Delayed ... Read More »

Cotton Byproducts Supplement Cattle Feed

AUBURN, Ala. — While producers across the state are harvesting cotton, livestock owners are gearing up to purchase cotton byproducts to supplement minerals and feeds throughout the winter months. Alabama Extension beef specialist Kim Mullenix, said the Southeast is one of the largest cotton producing areas in the U.S., with Alabama contributing significant acreage to the regional total. This makes cotton byproducts ... Read More »

On-Farm Variety Trials: Helping Farmers Prepare

on-farm variety trials

Choosing the right variety of cotton to plant is a major decision for farmers.  They want to choose a variety that offers them the best opportunity to harvest a bountiful and quality crop. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System provides farmers with important guidance with its on-farm variety trials. Currently, Alabama Extension is gearing up for its 2015 on-farm variety trials. What ... Read More »