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Funded NRCS-CIG Irrigation Projects in Alabama
The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), through the Conservation and Innovation grants (CIG) program, is currently funding two projects related to irrigation in the Southeast … One is in Alabama and the other is in Georgia … With funding totaling more than $1 …   more

Federal Funds Available to New Irrigation Systems in Alabama
Through a federal appropriation secured by Congressman Robert Aderholt, $8 million is available to eligible farmers in certain watersheds to install new irrigation systems on land that is not currently irrigated … Under current federal programs, farmers and landowners are …   more
Grasshopper: Sporadic Pest of Seedling Cotton
Grasshoppers have been a sporadic pest of seedling cotton for 10 or more years … This problem emerged as a result of the conservation movement to reduced tillage … Certain seasons seem to be worse than others and 2018 has resulted in greater concern than more recent years …   more
Gramoxone-based treatment evaluation in dryland peanut
May 11, 2018 - Gramoxone (paraquat) is a commonly used herbicide in peanut for weed control … It can be tank mixed with Storm, Basagran, Ultra Blazer, 2,4-DB and other residual herbicides to apply over the top of small peanuts … Tank mixing herbicides with Gramoxone increase …   more
Old World Bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, and Bollworms Hybridizing in Brazil
Australian scientists have confirmed hybridization of two of the world's major pest species into what they say could be a new mega-pest … The 2 pests are Helicoverpa armigera, referred to as the "old world bollworm;" and Helicoverpa zea, known in the U.S. as the corn …   more