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Soybean Rust Spreading across Alabama

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AUBURN, Ala.–After a few weeks of consistently wet weather, soybean rust is making its annual march from the Gulf Coast to north Alabama. Spurred on by wet leaves and strong winds, the fungal disease popped up in 33 of Alabama’s 67 counties. Alabama Extension specialist Dr. Dennis Delaney weighed in on the development and offered advice to soybean farmers across ... Read More »

Foliar Disease Identification for Soybeans in Late Summer

AUBURN, Ala.— Alabama producers have long been planting soybeans in regular crop rotations. These producers go to great lengths to familiarize themselves with diseases common in soybeans. In 2015, producers dealt with 14 different diseases during the growing season. Dr. Edward Sikora, professor and  Extension plant p athologist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said three different plant diseases have ... Read More »

Target Spot Management in Cotton

AUBURN, Ala.—Target Spot is a foliar disease southern farmers combat in cotton nearly every year. With dry weather in the past few years the disease has been held at bay, but irrigated cotton has suffered a substantial amount of damage no matter the weather conditions. Target spot is a true leaf spot disease. Spotting on cotton will be visible between ... Read More »

Responsible Disease Management in Field Corn

AUBURN, Ala.— Disease management has been on the minds of Alabama producers following a wet spring and dry growing season. Alabama corn producers deal with four main foliar corn diseases. In north Alabama, gray leaf spot is a common disease, while the southern part of the state battles southern rust. In some years there are rust issues statewide, but Alabama Extension ... Read More »