Harvest pecans as they drop from the trees. Do not wait and try to harvest them all at one time at the end of the season.
Pod blasting peanuts with a pressure washer makes it quicker and easier for farmers to measure the maturity of their peanut crop.
Source: Pod blasting peanuts makes farmers’ lives easier – Extension Daily
Glyphosate was once the perfect herbicide, destroying all weeds on contact. Now, the spread of resistant weeds like pigweed have fields under attack again.
Produce Safety Alliance Training
Who Should Attend
Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The PSA Grower Training course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement.
The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules
Intro to Produce Safety
Worker Health, Hygiene & Training
Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, & Land Use
Agricultural Water (Part 1 Produc-tion Water, Part 2 Postharvest Wa-ter)
Post Harvest Handling & Sanitation
How to develop a farm food safety plan
PSA Training Agenda
8:00 Welcome and Introductions
8:30 Module 1: Introduction to
9:30 Module 2: Worker Health &
Hygiene & Training
11:00 Module 3: Soil Amendments
11:45 Module 4: Wildlife, Domestic Animals & land use
1:15 Module 5: Agricultural Water
Part 1 Production Water
2:15 Part 2 Postharvest Water
3:15 Module 6: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation
4:15 Module 7: How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
5:00 Final Questions & Evaluations
Farm Center Building 1699 Ross Clark Circle, Suite 4 Dothan, AL 36301 November 1, 2017
8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. To Register
Contact: Charlotte Countryman
phone: (334) 693-2363
The 2017 Alabama Forage Conference is set for Nov. 29 at the Lakepoint State Park in Eufaula, Alabama.There will also be a pre-conference tour on Nov. 28.
Rain in Alabama has produced a good crop of peanuts, and Dr. Austin Hagan has tips on how to control problems that arise with wet weather.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby met Alabama Extension and Auburn University scientists at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland Aug. 15.
Timber Tax workshop will be held in Barbour County September 14. Click link above for more details.
Thanks to recent rains, fire ant mounds are popping up across state.What appear to be new mounds have been around for probably several months.
Alabama’s peach producers are harvesting only 10 to 30 percent of their normal crop. A combination of three events have stressed peach crops across Alabama.