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Venomous Snakes of Alabama: What You Need to Know

AUBURN, Ala. — Alabama is home to almost 50 species of snake, but only six of those are venomous snakes.  Although deaths from snakebites are relatively... more

Charcoal Rot: A Hidden Threat to Soybean Yield

Charcoal Rot A Hidden Threat to Soybean Yield Kiersten Wise, University of Kentucky Daren Mueller, Iowa State University Tom Allen, Mississippi State University... more

Dicamba Tolerant Crops: Let’s Continue to Stay On-Target

If you have been reading farm magazines, webblogs, or even the newspaper, chances are that you have heard about dicamba (Engenia, Xtendimax or Fexapan)... more

Options for plant bug and stink bug control in cotton

A concern of many cotton farmers now is plant bugs especially if their cotton is near a corn field …... more

Sugarcane aphids present on Johnsongrass in Central Alabama

Yesterday I looked at some Johnsongrass in Millstead, Prattville, Autaugaville, and Marion Junction, AL. I found sugarcane aphids (Melanaphis sacchari) at one third of... more

Getting A Grip On Wild Pigs

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management … There are two groups of landowners in Alabama….those who have wild pigs,... more

Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum) Identification and Control

Tropical soda apple (TSA) was nearly eradicated across the state during a recent federally funded eradication program … Tropical... more

Cotton PGR management in high rainfall

The 2017 growing season is thus far a decidedly wet one … Rainfall throughout the state was a welcome... more

EPA approves Section 18 exemption for control of sugarcane aphid on sweet sorghum

On June 12, the EPA granted an exemption for the use of flupyradifurone (Sivanto Prime) insecticide for use on Alabama sweet sorghum for the... more

Current weather favorable for plant bugs in cotton - be scouting your fields.

I will say up front that no two seasons are exactly alike when considering the weather, crop conditions, and potential insect damage... more
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Jimmy Smitherman
County Extension Coordinator
Eastmont Shopping Plaza
5340 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109
Phone: (334) 270-4133