longleafpine

About

ADDRESS

1082 Experiment Farm Road
Monroeville, AL 36460

OFFICE HOURS

7:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Malcomb D. Pegues
Director, Research/extension Ctr
8300 State Hwy 104
Fairhope, AL 36532
Brad Miller
Supervisor
PO Box 217
Brewton, AL 36427

The Monroeville Agricultural Research Unit (formerly known as the Monroeville Experiment Field) was established by 1930 and administered by the Department of Agronomy and Soils until the mid-1960s. The unit has largely been devoted to research on agromonic crops. In spring of 2002, the entire unit was planted into longleaf pine seedlings with all 80 acres in research plots.

The Monroeville 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.