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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

    Crop Protection Network Releases Free Web Book for Crop Scouting Basics

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Corn and soybean producers know that an essential part of pest management is crop scouting. This subject is as vast as the tasks associated with it, and the benefits are evident to farmers. The Crop Protection Network (CPN) has released...

    Berlin Farmers Market going up quickly

     BERLIN, Ala. - The shed for the Berlin Farmers Market is rising from the field west of the Berlin Community Center and will be in use soon. The market is scheduled to open at 3 p.m. April 19 and will operate from 3-6 p.m....

    West Point’s Walker Johnson earns $4K scholarship at Alabama Farmers Federation 2021 Junior Beef Expo

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) proudly reported that West Point student and CCBOE Fast Track participant Walker Johnson earned a $4,000 scholarship for exhibiting the reserve grand champion animal during the Alabama Farmers Federation/Alfa Insurance 2021 Junior Beef Expo...

    Alabama Extension launches Crops Report Podcast

     AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Crops Report Podcast is where the research meets the row. When the armyworms move in or Southern rust conditions are setting in, the Alabama Extension crops team wants to cultivate community by bringing their expertise to producers on the farm....

    Cullman Farm-City promotes National Agriculture Day

      CULLMAN, Ala. - National Agriculture Day, commonly referred to as National “Ag” Day, is coming up on March 24, and Cullman County’s Farm-City folks are gearing up for a series of events around the day and through the season to celebrate farmers and agriculture...

    Avoid planting summer vegetables too early

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—In anticipation of enjoying summer vegetables, gardeners often plant too early causing them to struggle. In Alabama the often-warmer temperatures in late winter and spring can fool gardeners into planting too soon. Alabama summer vegetables According to Alabama Extension agent Jack LeCroy, of the...

    Cullman County’s Ben Haynes recognized for top state honors in National Corn Yield Contest

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), recognizes farmers from across the country for their efforts and exceptional results. Although the past year posed numerous tests for all sectors of the American...

    Alabama hemp industry still growing strong

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Hemp production is still at the forefront of many Alabama producers’ minds as early reports indicate an increase in the number of registered growers in 2021. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is still in the process of approving...

    Growing vegetable transplants

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With spring on the horizon, it is time to start preparing vegetable transplants. When growing vegetable transplants for the home garden, there are several considerations to be made, from sowing seeds to proper care. Purchasing A transplant is simply a plant grown...

    Dr. Mike Phillips named director of Alabama Cooperative Extension System

    AUBURN, Ala. — Mike Phillips has been named director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), the primary outreach organization for Alabama A&M and Auburn universities, both of which are land-grant institutions with the mission of providing real-life solutions and helping improve the lives...