Alabama Extension Offers Drought Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Conditions in Alabama are hot and dry. Strings of days with record-breaking heat have made September 2019 one of the hottest Septembers on record. The heat and drought are nothing new, though. While only .2 percent of the…

Crop Pest Alert: Peanut, Vegetable, and Hemp Insect Pests

As many crops are close to harvest, normally, treatment for insect pests may not make sense. However, drought conditions in the eastern half of the state have worsened in recent weeks, which is favorable for both chewing and sucking insect…

Lesser Cornstalk Borer Numbers High in Dry Summers

Lesser cornstalk borers (LCB) are soil pests that like dry weather, making them a classic indicator of drought. LCBs prefer various legumes, including peanuts and soybeans. In peanuts, LCB damage can cause crop contamination from webbing and direct yield loss…

Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance

Brittney Goodrich, an Alabama Extension specialist and member of the farm and agribusiness management team, discusses  pasture, rangeland, and forage insurance (PRF). PRF is an insurance product offered nationwide by the USDA Risk Management Agency. This insures against low rainfall…