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The Urban Difference: Report 2018

*This is part 1 of 9 from The Urban Difference: Report 2018
Today, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System serves 1.4 million people or 1 in 3 Alabama residents.

From the Administrators
The national landscape of Cooperative Extension…

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A Guide to Analyzing Forestry Profit Potential

Introduction
“How can I make money from my forestland?” is is a common question that many landowners ask. In difficult economic times, forest assets are seen as a potential source of additional income; however, timber prices may …

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Protecting Non-cold Acclimated Strawberry Plants

Strawberries are cold hardy plants and typically do not require protection from low temperatures unless plants have blooms or developing fruit. However, applying cold protection to strawberries ahead of the predicted cold front might be a u…

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Walking Like a CHAMPION

Alabama Extension’s CHAMPION program launched a statewide campaign to get Alabama residents walking. County Extension offices in Calhoun, Houston, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Marshall, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa have established walking teams to sup…

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Backyard Bird Feeding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Bird feeding is a hobby that over 62 million Americans enjoy. Alabama boasts a diverse gathering of bird species, making bird feeding an especially popular activity in the state.
Birds
Just as the seasons chang…

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Oyster Restoration: How to Grow Your Oyster Garden

Welcome to a new oyster gardening season. New volunteers, we are happy to have you join us; seasoned volunteers, it is great to have you back. This fact sheet will tell you everything you need to know to get started with your oyster garden….

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Pheasant Embryo Development

This publication shows the development of a pheasant embryo from Day 1 through Day 24.

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Download a PDF of Pheasant Embryo Development, ANR-1411….

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Bobwhite Quail Embryo Development

This publication shows the development of a bobwhite quail embryo from Day 1 through Day 23.

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Download a PDF of Bobwhite Quail Embryo Devel…

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Chicken Embryo Development

This publication shows the development of a chicken embryo from Day 1 through Day 21.

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Download a PDF of Chicken Embryo Development, ANR-1408….

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The Virginia Opossum: Our Only Native Marsupial

The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), also known as possum, is an animal that can be both a benefit and a nuisance to landowners. Known widely for playing dead when frightened, the opossum is a creature with a unique place among Alab…

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Managing White-tailed Deer: Camera Surveys

Landowners and hunters continually seek new tools, information, and techniques for managing white-tailed deer on their properties. One technique that has grown quite popular is the use of game cameras to conduct surveys of local deer herd…

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Prescribed Fires: Great Tool for Land Management

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Wildlife managers often promote the use of prescribed fires, a great tool for landscape management. This tool serves a multitude of beneficial purposes for both the land and landowner.

Fire was historically used…

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Pickling Produce

Pickles add zip and zest to your meals, snacks, and party refreshments—if they are good pickles. They enhance the flavor of some foods that contain nutrients essential to good health.

Pickling is one of the oldest kno…

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