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Wet Conditions Affect Winter Feeding

Taylor Hillman Alabama, Cattle

by Justin Miller AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent rainfall across the state has many cattle producers dipping deeper into their winter feeding supplies. “There are many areas of the state where hay supplies are tightening,” said Kent Stanford, an Alabama Extension assistant professor specializing in animal science and forages. “Also, the wet conditions over the last several weeks have increased …


Auxin Herbicide Trainings Continue in Alabama

Taylor Hillman Alabama

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) crop specialists started their auxin herbicide trainings last week, and they continue this week at various locations. The program is designed to fulfill Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia label requirements, helping applicators reduce herbicide drift incidents with susceptible crops. The program will also provide information on technical application methods, tank cleanout and new chemistry. The producer, certified …


Heavy Rains and Flooding Affecting Livestock

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Livestock

(ACES) — Heavy rains in Alabama are causing headaches for livestock producers. Producers may need to make changes to ensure their livestock get an adequate diet while pastures are saturated with recent rainfall. Landon Marks, a regional animal science and forages agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said livestock producers should consider adding more hay or feed feeding sites. “This reduces competition …

auxin herbicide trainings

Auxin Herbicide Trainings Scheduled Throughout AL

Dan Alabama, Education, Industry News Release

(ACES) — Many producers plant cotton and soybean varieties that are resistant to dicamba herbicides. Before making these herbicide applications, producers must have state certification and annual training because of a high injury risk. Alabama Cooperative Extension System crop specialists will provide auxin herbicide trainings in 16 locations throughout the state to fulfill Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia label requirements. Auxin Herbicide …


Nursery and Greenhouse Industry Big Business in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

The poinsettia sitting on the hearth, the hydroponic lettuce in the refrigerator, the new shrubs waiting to be planted — all of these were probably grown right here in Alabama. Paul Brown, associate director for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said many Alabamians do not recognize just how significant the nursery and greenhouse industry is in the state. Economic Impact “Alabama’s …

Senate Ag Subcommittee

Managing Weeds Crucial During Droughts

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Industry News Release

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, AL (ACES-Oct. 7, 2019) — Recent drought conditions have made herd care difficult for Alabama livestock producers. As conditions worsen and desirable vegetation declines, established weeds are often the last plants standing. During this time, livestock may be tempted to eat these weeds. This can be problematic because certain species have the potential to cause health problems. It …


Alabama Flood Resources

Dan Alabama, Environment, Water

The recent rains over parts of Alabama increased the threat of flooding in many areas. Multiple flood warnings have been in effect after a week of significant amounts of rain in the northwest and north central parts of the state. Some of the hardest hit counties include Colbert, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone and Morgan. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Regional Extension Agent …


Oyster Farming App Reaching Producers Nationwide

Dan Alabama, Aquaculture, Industry News Release, Technology

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) is excited to announce a product that will be a handy tool in oyster production operations across the country. The Oyster Farming app is the newest free mobile app from Alabama Extension. The app will be a tool for commercial oyster farmers to input, store and share harvest information. Creating the App Bill Walton, an …


Chronic Wasting Disease: What to Know

Dan Alabama

According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), there have been several reported cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in parts of the Southeast, including Mississippi and Tennessee. CWD is a neurodegenerative disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, moose and caribou. While there are not any reported cases in Alabama, it is important for landowners and outdoor enthusiasts …