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Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds

AUBURN, Ala. – Herbicide resistant weeds are a growing problem for row crop farmers. Dr. Joyce Tredaway Ducar, an Alabama Extension weed scientist, said scouting fields is critical. “Scouting is the only way to know which weeds are present, and their patterns in the field can help to understand why they are present,” said Tredaway Ducar. Adding scouting to your ... Read More »

Dealing with food allergies

Auburn, Ala.—Over the past few decades, the number of people with apparent food allergies has risen. According to The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, a U.S. education group, about 12 million Americans have a food allergy. That’s around 4 percent of the population. Scientists are not entirely sure of the cause, though many believe it comes from a mix of ... Read More »

Why Plant Cover Crops?

AUBURN, Alabama–Farmers are the ultimate stewards of the land. For years, farmers have been looking for ways to improve soil quality, increase productivity and build erosion control. Cover crops are widely used to benefit the upcoming crop as well as improving the soil. Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialist Dr. Dennis Delaney said cover crops are important for maintaining soil fertility and quality. ... Read More »

November is National Peanut Butter Month

AUBURN, AL—When most people think of November, they think of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and all the popular foods that are served at our Thanksgiving meals. However, the month of November is dedicated to celebrating a food that many people enjoy on a daily basis: peanut butter. As one of the biggest producers of peanuts in the United States, Alabama ... Read More »

Peanut Harvest Underway in Alabama

Peanut harvest is now underway in the southernmost parts of the state, while many others are still making harvest preparations. For many years, peanut growing was formerly restricted to the Wiregrass area, but has expanded across the southern tier of counties and even to some counties in central Alabama. Alabama Extension Regional Agent Kim Wilkins, said she has been pod-blasting in fields ... Read More »

Crop Outlook: Weather Affects Numbers

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Following a cold, wet winter in most parts of Alabama, producers are stepping back to re-evaluate plans for the growing season. With planting delayed in North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley after heavy rains, and planting delayed in the Wiregrass with no rain, Alabama Cooperative Extension Economist Max Runge said weather has had an impact on planting this season, as it ... Read More »

Nutrition in a Nutshell

Nuts are a fun-to-eat and healthy snack that can help meet daily nutrient needs. “Choose fruits, vegetables and a variety of nuts. Be sure to use snacks to compliment meals, not replace them, said Tera Glenn, a regional human nutrition, diet and health agent with the Alabama Extension. Nuts, such as pistachios and almonds, are good sources of minerals such ... Read More »

Peanut Pod Blasting Offers Farmers Better Yields And Bigger Paychecks

Peanut plant with peanuts attached

With the peanut harvest underway, peanut farmers are hoping for good yields and strong paydays. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System‘s Peanut Pod Blasting workshops offer farmers a chance to get larger returns on their investments. Peanut pod blasting is a testing technique where peanuts are pressure washed in order to remove the outer shell covering. The peanut’s color, in its purest ... Read More »