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Spring York lecture to focus on improving crops through CRISPR

Pioneering plant biotechnologist Kan Wang will discuss crop genetic editing and its implications for sustainable agriculture when she delivers the Spring 2019 York Lecture Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Auburn University. The 4 p.m. presentation in Room 2510 of the Mell...

Davis to lead Auburn’s National Poultry Technology Center

Auburn University biosystems engineer Jeremiah Davis has assumed duties as director of the Auburn-based National Poultry Technology Center, or NPTC. Davis had served as associate director of the research and outreach center since joining the Auburn faculty in 2015 and...

Auburn ag students finish first in global health competition

By Maggie Smith / Feb 5, 2019 1:59:29 PM News A six-member team of Auburn agriculture majors won first place in the university’s inaugural Global Health Case Competition in January and advanced to the 2019 statewide contest in March at the University of Alabama...
Davis to lead Auburn’s National Poultry Technology Center

Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center hosts open house tour

by PAUL HOLLISThe Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center in Belle Mina hosted an open house tour on July 19 to help inform state legislators and other leaders in agriculture about projects underway at the center. Participants also learned of Alabama...

Davis to lead Auburn’s National Poultry Technology Center

First Auburn/AAES–Cuba grants support research collaborations

AUBURN, Ala.— Six research projects that aim to encourage and advance academic collaborations between Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station researchers at Auburn University and scientists at Cuban agricultural universities and research centers are underway, funded...

Rainwater saves time, money for poultry industry

Rainwater saves time, money for poultry industry

Raising broiler chickens takes water—a lot of water. But rainwater harvesting could substantially reduce Alabama poultry growers’ dependence on municipal water sources or well water, reduce growers’ annual water bill by as much as $16,000 or more, and pay for itself in as few as four to five years.

Spring planting time

Spring planting time

Farmers throughout Alabama and the Southeast are gearing up for another spring planting season, with expectations running high for more favorable weather conditions and improved commodity prices compared to this past year. A sure sign that it’s planting time is the release of the USDA Prospective Plantings Report in late March—the first indication of what farmers are considering for the coming season.

Davis to lead Auburn’s National Poultry Technology Center

Technology ensures food safety, from farm to table

by PAUL HOLLIS Imagine a day when a farmer can stand in a field, wave a handheld device over a tomato and detect pathogens immediately, potentially saving lives and billions of dollars. That day might not be far off, thanks to research being conducted by the Alabama...

Fasina named interim associate dean for research and assistant director in agriculture

AUBURN, Ala.—Auburn University Alumni Professor and undergraduate program coordinator Oladiran Fasina has been named interim associate dean for research in the College of Agriculture and interim assistant director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station...

Davis to lead Auburn’s National Poultry Technology Center

AAES high-yield initiative to consider economics, irrigation

Part 2by PAUL HOLLISWhile crops research being conducted by the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) is attempting to attain high yields with maximum inputs, economics also are being considered, with an eye toward ensuring cost efficiency for farmers.“We...

Davis to lead Auburn’s National Poultry Technology Center

Patterson named Auburn College of Agriculture dean, AAES director

AUBURN, Ala.— Auburn University alumnus Paul Patterson, who has served as associate dean for instruction in Auburn’s College of Agriculture for almost seven years, has been named dean of the college and director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station,...

Davis to lead Auburn’s National Poultry Technology Center

Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center hosts open house tour

by PAUL HOLLISThe Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center in Belle Mina hosted an open house tour on July 19 to help inform state legislators and other leaders in agriculture about projects underway at the center. Participants also learned of Alabama...

Davis to lead Auburn’s National Poultry Technology Center

First Auburn/AAES–Cuba grants support research collaborations

AUBURN, Ala.— Six research projects that aim to encourage and advance academic collaborations between Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station researchers at Auburn University and scientists at Cuban agricultural universities and research centers are underway, funded...

Rainwater saves time, money for poultry industry

Rainwater saves time, money for poultry industry

Raising broiler chickens takes water—a lot of water. But rainwater harvesting could substantially reduce Alabama poultry growers’ dependence on municipal water sources or well water, reduce growers’ annual water bill by as much as $16,000 or more, and pay for itself in as few as four to five years.

Spring planting time

Spring planting time

Farmers throughout Alabama and the Southeast are gearing up for another spring planting season, with expectations running high for more favorable weather conditions and improved commodity prices compared to this past year. A sure sign that it’s planting time is the release of the USDA Prospective Plantings Report in late March—the first indication of what farmers are considering for the coming season.

Davis to lead Auburn’s National Poultry Technology Center

Technology ensures food safety, from farm to table

by PAUL HOLLIS Imagine a day when a farmer can stand in a field, wave a handheld device over a tomato and detect pathogens immediately, potentially saving lives and billions of dollars. That day might not be far off, thanks to research being conducted by the Alabama...

Fasina named interim associate dean for research and assistant director in agriculture

AUBURN, Ala.—Auburn University Alumni Professor and undergraduate program coordinator Oladiran Fasina has been named interim associate dean for research in the College of Agriculture and interim assistant director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station...

Davis to lead Auburn’s National Poultry Technology Center

AAES high-yield initiative to consider economics, irrigation

Part 2by PAUL HOLLISWhile crops research being conducted by the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) is attempting to attain high yields with maximum inputs, economics also are being considered, with an eye toward ensuring cost efficiency for farmers.“We...

Davis to lead Auburn’s National Poultry Technology Center

Patterson named Auburn College of Agriculture dean, AAES director

AUBURN, Ala.— Auburn University alumnus Paul Patterson, who has served as associate dean for instruction in Auburn’s College of Agriculture for almost seven years, has been named dean of the college and director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station,...