The Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland, Alabama hosted its annual summer weed tour on July 12, 2021.
Attendees gathered that morning and boarded covered wagons pulled by tractors. Attendees viewed several different fields, each with different crops, weeds and spraying techniques. Presentations were given that covered weed control in cotton and peanuts, grass control research, pest management, and cover crops management for grazing.
Adam Temple, peanut farmer from Ashford, was in attendance. Temple says, “I have some deficiencies on my farm, weed control specifically, and was looking to improve for next year and for this year how to better control the weeds I currently have. It’s nice to have this opportunity to meet with the researchers and get that face-to-face interaction. Especially to be able to ask more specific questions that aren’t always covered in their writings.”
The Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) would like to give special thanks to Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System for their continued hard work and dedication to agriculture research. Several of the research projects presented were made possible through APPA and the National Peanut Board because of check-off dollars contributed by Alabama peanut farmers.