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Row crop specialists share expertise virtually

Scientists in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture and Alabama Cooperative Extension System are world renown for their expertise in Southern row crop production, and they continue to share that expertise even during a pandemic. These researchers and specialists,...

Using poultry wastewater to irrigate crops

As freshwater supplies become increasingly limited and the world’s population continues to grow, Auburn University College of Agriculture researchers are working on ways to find and utilize alternative water resources for irrigating crops. “One proven source that can...

USDA funds biosystems professor’s alternative use for farm wastewater

By Jeremy Henderson / Jul 23, 2020 9:29:30 AM Auburn University, Faculty, News Brendan Higgins is doing his part to make sure nothing in this world goes to waste. Not even waste.  The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently funded the assistant...
Alabama’s McMichen Farm breaks 100-bushel soybean barrier

NRCS funds to demonstrate and promote best irrigation practices in Alabama

By Paul Hollis The latest numbers tell the irrigation story: In Alabama, only 15 percent of the land currently available for farming is irrigated, a far cry from Mississippi’s 61 percent of cropland and Georgia’s 40 percent. Over time, that lack of irrigation...

Alabama’s McMichen Farm breaks 100-bushel soybean barrier

New AAES grant program addresses critical agricultural needs

By Paul Hollis Long-term research is vital to the future of U.S. production agriculture, but farmers can’t always afford to wait for solutions to their most pressing problems. That’s why a new Auburn University funding program is providing shorter-term grants that...

Alabama’s McMichen Farm breaks 100-bushel soybean barrier

New teaching garden to strengthen ag's on-campus presence

By Jamie Creamer The College of Agriculture has launched a project to establish a highly productive, on-campus teaching garden that will give greater visibility to active agricultural fieldwork at Auburn and enhance the legacy of the historic Old Rotation. Faculty...

Guertal named Rowe Endowed Professor

Guertal named Rowe Endowed Professor

Beth Guertal, professor of turfgrass and nutrient management, has been named the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s first Rowe Endowed Professor. The endowed professorship was established by 1978 Auburn alumni Mike and Leann Rowe to support tenured faculty who have demonstrated strong commitment to students, teaching, research and service.

Alabama’s McMichen Farm breaks 100-bushel soybean barrier

Federal research funding pays hefty dividends

By Paul Hollis By most any standard, a $1.85 return on an initial investment of $1 is a good deal. According to a recent study, that’s what federal investments into agricultural research pay back through additional investments from state, local and private-sector...

Alabama’s McMichen Farm breaks 100-bushel soybean barrier

$5 million grant addresses Southeastern water issues

By Paul Hollis Auburn is joining with three other Southeastern universities in a $5 million research effort to help ensure water for agricultural production while maintaining healthy rivers and springs. The project—funded by a five-year grant from the United States...

Alabama’s McMichen Farm breaks 100-bushel soybean barrier

NRCS funds to demonstrate and promote best irrigation practices in Alabama

By Paul Hollis The latest numbers tell the irrigation story: In Alabama, only 15 percent of the land currently available for farming is irrigated, a far cry from Mississippi’s 61 percent of cropland and Georgia’s 40 percent. Over time, that lack of irrigation...

Alabama’s McMichen Farm breaks 100-bushel soybean barrier

New AAES grant program addresses critical agricultural needs

By Paul Hollis Long-term research is vital to the future of U.S. production agriculture, but farmers can’t always afford to wait for solutions to their most pressing problems. That’s why a new Auburn University funding program is providing shorter-term grants that...

Alabama’s McMichen Farm breaks 100-bushel soybean barrier

New teaching garden to strengthen ag's on-campus presence

By Jamie Creamer The College of Agriculture has launched a project to establish a highly productive, on-campus teaching garden that will give greater visibility to active agricultural fieldwork at Auburn and enhance the legacy of the historic Old Rotation. Faculty...

Guertal named Rowe Endowed Professor

Guertal named Rowe Endowed Professor

Beth Guertal, professor of turfgrass and nutrient management, has been named the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s first Rowe Endowed Professor. The endowed professorship was established by 1978 Auburn alumni Mike and Leann Rowe to support tenured faculty who have demonstrated strong commitment to students, teaching, research and service.

Alabama’s McMichen Farm breaks 100-bushel soybean barrier

Federal research funding pays hefty dividends

By Paul Hollis By most any standard, a $1.85 return on an initial investment of $1 is a good deal. According to a recent study, that’s what federal investments into agricultural research pay back through additional investments from state, local and private-sector...

Alabama’s McMichen Farm breaks 100-bushel soybean barrier

$5 million grant addresses Southeastern water issues

By Paul Hollis Auburn is joining with three other Southeastern universities in a $5 million research effort to help ensure water for agricultural production while maintaining healthy rivers and springs. The project—funded by a five-year grant from the United States...