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Horticulture Notes: Harvesting and Curing Sweetpotatoes

One of the most important things to keep in mind when harvesting sweetpotatoes is that the roots of the sweetpotato are alive. The roots require sufficient oxygen to survive, even in storage. Changes in the envi­ronment, such as temperatur…

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Horticulture Notes: Pumpkins and Winter Squash

Even after they have matured and are removed from the vine, pump­kin and winter squash are still alive. The objective of curing and storing them is to prolong the post-harvest life of the fruit. Mature pumpkins and win­ter squash store be…

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Economic Impact of a New Broiler House in Alabama

The entry of a new 39,600-square-foot (66’ × 600’) broiler house in Alabama causes a measurable increase in economic activity within the state in terms of construction and ongoing annual operations. Consider the following economic ac…

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SerPIE-ASEMP 2019: Eligibility & Application Process

SerPIE-ASEMP: Synergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program for Undergraduates

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The Brown Recluse Spider

People are often afraid of spiders because of their ill-deserved reputation for envenomizing victims. In fact, most spiders do not have mouthparts strong enough to penetrate skin. Spiders are considered beneficial arthropods b…

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The Black Widow

People are often afraid of spiders because of their ill-deserved reputation for envenomizing victims. In fact, most spiders do not have mouth- parts strong enough to penetrate skin.

Spiders are considered beneficial arthropods be…

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Plastic Mulch for Vegetable Production

The use of plastic polyethylene mulch in fruit and vegetable production is a common practice in Alabama. Among the crops for which it’s used are strawberry, watermelon, muskmelon, tomato, pepper, cucumber, squash, and brassicas such as co…

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Master Environmental Educator

The Master Environmental Education Program (MEE) was created in 1995 and is an outreach program of the Baldwin County Extension Office. We train volunteers to teach nine environmental lessons in schools and to community groups. The lessons …

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Basics of Crop Sensing

Advances in technology have made it possible to use instruments called remote sensors to collect data from and about objects without having to make any physical contact with those objects. In agriculture, remote sensors are commonly use…

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