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Alabama Row Crop Short Course Now 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 have partnered to bring the annual row crops short course to producers everywhere—on their own time. Now available, the topics run the gamut from ... Read More »

Start With Soil pH

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Soil pH in the correct range is needed for maximum yield. • By Audrey Gamble, Auburn University Extension Soil Scientist • Maintaining soil pH is the first step to improving soil fertility for peanut production. Most Southeastern soils are naturally low in pH and must be limed to create conditions that boost production. The ideal pH for peanuts is in ... Read More »

Auburn peanut breeding program works on drought-tolerant plant

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Researchers in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture are using a $490,000 grant to accelerate efforts to breed a drought-tolerant peanut plant, a development that would be a game changer for the industry. Peanuts continue to be a staple of the Southeast farm economy, but water limitations have a detrimental effect on yields and producer income. In fact, the American Peanut ... Read More »