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Alabama Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

AUBURN, Ala.—Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking into the low 20s and Central and South Alabama slipping below 30 degrees, producers and Alabama Extension agents feared for the future of spring berry and fruit crops. Temperatures Did Not Ruin Peach Crop Gary Gray, a commercial horticulture agent with ... Read More »

Peach Crop Insurance Meeting March 2 at Alabama Green Industry Training Center

Peach Crop Insurance

AUBURN, Alabama — The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is hosting a Peach Crop Insurance meeting with the USDA Risk Management Agency, Thursday, March 2. The meeting is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alabama Green Industry Training Center at 5521 Cahaba Valley Rd, Birmingham, Alabama. Centered in Chilton County, the peach industry is an important part of Alabama’s economy. According to the U.S. ... Read More »

Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference Coming in February

  Fruit and vegetable producers should finalize plans to attend the upcoming Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s conference and trade show Feb. 6-7 at the Marriott Grand National Hotel and Conference Center in Opelika, Alabama. Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, entomologist and commercial horticulture program coordinator with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said it is a great opportunity for networking. “Producers will get to meet ... Read More »