About

Address

P.O. Box 217
Brewton, AL 36427
2067 Kirkland Road
Brewton, AL 36426

Directions

Enter Brewton on U.S. Highway 31. Turn East in front of T.R. Miller High School onto Douglas Lane. Turn left at four-way stop onto Sowell Road. Turn right at dead end. Research Unit is approximately 1/2 mile on right.

Office Hours

7:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

FACILITIES

Public meeting facilities are available for ag-related groups:

  • Small conference room with seating for 20.
  • Larger space with portable aluminum bleachers is also available; space is heated but not cooled.
Malcomb D. Pegues
Director, Research/extension Ctr
8300 State Hwy 104
Fairhope, AL 36532
Brad Miller
Supervisor
PO Box 217
Brewton, AL 36427

The Brewton Agricultural Research Unit (formerly known as the Brewton Experiment Field) was established by 1930 and administered by the Department of Agronomy and Soils until the mid-1960s. The unit began as a small field primarily for soil fertility research for agronomic crops on this particular soil type (Benndale fine sandy loam). During the last 25 years, the unit has become more involved with horticultural research with research on small fruits, vegetables, flowering annuals, woody ornamentals and some agronomic crops.

Brewton Experiment Field was one of ten experiment fields established and in operation by 1930 on tracts ranging from 33 to 60 acres in size. Of these ten, three remain in service today: Brewton Experiment Field, Monroeville Experiment Field and Prattville Experiment Field.

History adapted from the following publications:
Kerr, N.A. 1985. A History of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station: 1883-1983. Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn, Alabama.
Yeager, J. and G. Stevenson. 2000. Inside Ag Hill: The People and Events That Shaped Auburn’s Agricultural history from 1872 through 1999. Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn, Alabama.