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Research to advance climate-smart irrigation for agriculture

By Paul Hollis / Dec 2, 2019 12:19:40 PM Climate Change, College of Agriculture, Feature, News On the heels of the hottest, driest fall in Alabama’s history, Auburn University researchers are working to find ways to improve water-use efficiency for farmers. Growers...

CSES celebrates a century at Auburn

In the year 1919: World War I ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Congress ratified the18th Amendment, authorizing Prohibition, and the 19th, giving women the right to vote. The Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. Ford Motor Co....

College of Ag alumni professor co-authors book examining tall fescue

By Maggie Smith / Oct 1, 2019 3:51:19 PM News Don Ball, alumni professor in Auburn’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, recently co-authored a book which examines the history and modern uses of forage tall fescue. “The Wonder Grass” takes a...
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...

Auburn to offer undergrad Ag Science degree as of fall 2017

One of the earliest undergraduate degree programs available to students at what today is Auburn University will return fall semester 2017 when the College of Agriculture begins offering a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science. Auburn’s Department of Horticulture...

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...

Auburn to offer undergrad Ag Science degree as of fall 2017

One of the earliest undergraduate degree programs available to students at what today is Auburn University will return fall semester 2017 when the College of Agriculture begins offering a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science. Auburn’s Department of Horticulture...