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Alabama Row Crops Short Course Set for Dec. 13-14

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Row Crops Short course is scheduled for Dec. 13-14 at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Formerly known as the Corn and Wheat Short Course, Dr. Brenda Ortiz an Alabama Extension precision agriculture specialist at Auburn University, expanded the program to encompass all Alabama row crops in 2017. Ortiz said the course provides ... Read More »

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 »

No Off-Season for Variety Trial Researchers

AUBURN, Ala. — As farmers begin to plan next year’s crop, Alabama Cooperative Extension professionals and Auburn University faculty are working ahead to determine the best varieties for farmers across the state. Variety trials can take two forms. On-farm variety trials are conducted by Alabama Extension agents and Auburn University College of Agriculture faculty on privately owned farm land. University official variety trials ... Read More »

Corn and Wheat Short Course to be held in Auburn

AUBURN, Ala.—The 2015 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course will be held at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center Dec. 14-15. Presenters from Auburn University,  the Alabama Cooperative Extension System,  other land grant universities, industry and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will address a variety of topics pertaining to corn and wheat growth. Alabama Extension small grains specialist Brenda ... Read More »