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Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide

Preface
Dairy goat and sheep production is one of the fastest-growing agricultural industries in Alabama and the Southeast in general. This guide offers a general overview of the industry along with best management practices. It was …

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Protect Your Yard From Digging Animals

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – While working outside, some people may find they are not the only ones digging around. Animals, such as squirrels, chipmunks, armadillos and moles, are known culprits for digging in yards, gardens and flower beds…

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Ice Cream for Fourth of July

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Happy Independence Day! Today, people across the country are celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks, friends and food. No celebration would be complete without one of American’s all-time favorites; ice cream…

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PCREP Family Fun Day Draws Record Crowd

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The 2019 Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program (PCREP) Family Day of Education and Fun drew yet another record crowd. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University held the even…

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Uncovering False Oleander Scale

False oleander scale (FOS) can be a serious pest of southern magnolia, palms, and aucuba.  The biology of FOS is somewhat of a mystery.   The most commonly targeted stages for management are females and crawlers (mobile baby scales).  …

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July Heat Perfect For Planting Pumpkins

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—While April showers bring May flowers, apparently July heat brings pumpkins. Temperatures in July are perfect for planting pumpkins. In order to have them ready for fall, growers have to plant at just the right tim…

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Precision Ag Team Hosts Field Day July 30

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The Alabama Cooperative Extension System precision agriculture team invites Alabama producers and crop consultants to attend a precision ag field day July 30 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Participants will …

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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults—Hydration

Young athletes must drink enough fluid to perform at their best and to reduce the dangerous risks of dehydration during prolonged physical activity.

Proper nutrition is fundamental to fitness and performance. Although many at…

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Smart Yard Landscapes

1. Be Smart–Have a Plan

Create an overall design plan that considers your family’s needs for this landscape. A well-conceived landscape design is based on 1. Having a plan. 2. Choosing the right plants. 3. Understandi…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Power Mac and Cheese

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking delicious Power Mac and Cheese. Feed the family with this healthy comfort food. For a grab-and-go snack, have cut-up broccoli in the fridge.
Ingredients

2 cups u…

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Livestock Risk Protection for Feeder Cattle

Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) is an insurance product offered by USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and is available for feeder cattle, fed cattle and swine in Alabama. Beginning July 1, 2019, LRP subsidy rates will increase, making this p…

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Wasps: Watch Out This Summer

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –While helpful in controlling other insects, wasps are more known for their painful stings. The term wasp is somewhat generic. Hornets, mud daubers and yellow jackets are all wasps, with hornets and yellow jackets …

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Feeding Game Birds: Pheasant, Quail, and Partridge

The nutrient requirements of game birds vary by species and intended use. Follow these dietary recommendations to help optimize production.

Ring-necked pheasant, bobwhite quail, Japanese quail, chukar partridge, and Hungar…

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Pickens County 4-H Forestry Team Advances to National Competition

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.–The Pickens County 4-H senior forestry team won the annual Alabama 4-H State Forestry Invitational. Members of the team include Logan Snipes, Kade Lucas, Abel Abernathy and Luke Koon.

Youth from across the state…

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Wild Turkey Management in Alabama

The wild turkey thrives as a classic example of wildlife management success. During the Depression years, wild turkeys numbered fewer than 10,000 in Alabama and were restricted to scattered pockets of isolated habitat. In the short time sin…

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