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Crop market looks strong, producers book fall loads

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Alabama’s row crop producers are seeing rising prices and a positive crop market outlook, alongside producers throughout the United States. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Economist Wendiam Sawadgo said prices are definitely higher than the ones producers have seen in the past few years. Factors influencing crop markets “There have been a few factors at play,” Sawadgo said. “Trade with China—especially ... Read More »

Reniform Nematodes Meet Their Match

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Third-generation north Alabama cotton farmer Rodney Moon just completed his 48th crop. He says he was raised in what many call “the cotton culture.” “Cotton made things go around here,” Moon says. “It paid the bills, and in my case, it’s the only crop I really feel attached to. I farm 100% dryland cotton and have ... Read More »

Alabama Extension recaps 2020 insect season

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Life in 2020 was dominated by COVID-19, however, the work continued for cotton producers. While the Alabama cotton industry had an unusual weather season, no one cotton pest dominated the growing season. Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologists Scott Graham and Ron Smith said while there were notable pests, no single species required extra effort to control. “The beginning of a ... Read More »

Alabama row crops short course moves online

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Preparations for the upcoming growing season will not need to be put on hold during the pandemic. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s department of crop, soil and environmental sciences are partnering to bring the annual row crops short course to producers everywhere—on their own time. Available Dec. 14, the topics run the gamut ... Read More »

Auburn University research team tackles devastating cotton virus

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Since a potentially devastating cotton virus was first detected in Alabama fields in 2017, a group of Auburn University researchers and Alabama Extension specialists have been working to learn everything they can about it so farmers can minimize their risks. The team has worked so diligently, in fact, that Auburn has been designated as a U.S. Department of Agriculture Center ... Read More »

3 ag chem wholesalers/retailers form joint venture as GreenPoint AG

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Agri-AFC, GreenPoint AG and Tennessee Farmers Cooperative have formed a joint venture combining their agronomy operations and will operate under the banner “GreenPoint AG.” The combination will include all operations of Agri-AFC LLC’s wholesale and retail business, GreenPoint AG’s retail business and Tennessee Farmers Cooperative’s wholesale agronomy business.a The combined GreenPoint AG is owned by three parent companies: Alabama Farmers ... Read More »

Know Thy Enemy

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Sample Regularly To Identify Shifts In Nematode Populations, Species • By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • In his book about military strategy, “The Art of War,” Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu talked of winning the battle by knowing your enemy. The same can be said for plant parasitic nematodes that lurk in soils and may attack cotton roots, causing yield loss ... Read More »