Don’t Be Stumped by the 2022 Timber Market

Dan Alabama, Forestry

The Alabama timber industry is successfully healing after the COVID-19 pandemic’s temporary crippling of the market two years ago. The virus’s impact on mill capacity rates and lumber prices started in early 2020, and it is still likely to cause problems in the supply chain from time to time in 2022. According to a story from the Alabama Cooperative Extension …


Cogongrass Increasing in Alabama

Dan Alabama

Cogongrass continues to creep its way throughout the Southeast, and according to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), there is an increasing prevalence in Alabama. Alabama Extension specialist Nancy Loewenstein notes that once the highly invasive and federal noxious weed begins to establish, it wreaks havoc on the environment. “It has little wildlife value and outcompetes native plants, reducing biodiversity and forest …


Alabama Hemp Meetings Being Held This Month

Dan Alabama, Hemp, Specialty Crops

For those interested, five hemp licensee orientation meetings will be held on various dates and locations this month. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is partnering with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) to host the meetings. Clint Thompson has more details. Each of the hemp licensee orientation meetings will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information click here. More information about growing …

Alabama Row Crops Short Course

Register Now for Alabama Row Crops Short Course

Dan Alabama, Education, Field Crops

Alabama producers will be able to brush up on best management practices and prepare for the upcoming growing seasons during the 2022 Alabama Row Crops Short Course. It will be held January 18-19 at the Embassy Suites in Montgomery. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s department of crop, soil and environmental sciences are partnering …


Alabama Producers Expect to Experience Warm Winter

Dan Alabama, Field Crops

While wet and warm growing conditions are something many Alabama producers are familiar with, that’s not always the case when it comes to winter weather. But according to a story from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), that seems to be on the agenda for Alabama this winter. The National Weather Service (NWS) recently released their winter forecast, and predictions call for …

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2021 Variety Trial Results Available for Alabama Producers

Dan Alabama

While harvest is underway in Alabama, believe it or not variety trial results are already in, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) notes it is time for producers to begin making crop variety decisions for the 2022 planting season. ACES researchers, in partnership with the Auburn University College of Agriculture and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES), have spent much of …


What Farmers Need To Know About Disaster Assistance

Dan Alabama, Economy, USDA-FSA

Natural disasters can devastate family farms, wreaking havoc on infrastructure and affecting crops and livestock. An economist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) said the most significant threats come from hurricanes and their aftereffects. “The nature of their job means that farmers face inherent risks,” said Adam Rabinowitz, who is also an Auburn University assistant professor of agricultural economics. …


Forage Basics: From the Pasture to Your Phone

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Livestock, Pasture

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) is offering another ground-breaking online learning opportunity. Forage Basics, the newest online course, will serve as a valuable new tool for livestock and forage producers. The program is the first course to provide targeted information about forage production and management in the Southeast. Leanne Dillard, the project leader and an Alabama Extension forage specialist, said that …

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Alabama Cotton Crop All Over the Board

Dan Alabama, Cotton

According to Alabama Cooperative Extension System Cotton Agronomist Steve Brown, this year’s Alabama cotton crop is all over the board. In an interview with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, Brown talked about how this year’s crop is great in places and woeful in others, with several variations everywhere in between. Researchers have identified cotton leafroll dwarf virus in sentinel plots in Brewton, Fairhope …


Alabama Mid-Summer Row Crop Update

Dan Alabama, Field Crops

It has been a soggy summer for many of Alabama’s row crop producers. According to the Alabama Mid-Summer Row Crop Update from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), while it made grain harvest difficult, corn and seedling cotton welcomed the rainfall. The report looks at row crop conditions across the state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) planting estimates from June 30 …