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Basics of Fall Vegetable Gardening

Follow this planting guide for growing cooler-weather produce that thrives.

Many vegetables are well adapted to planting in the summer for fall harvest, which will extend the gardening season so you can continue to harvest …

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Drought-Tolerant Landscapes for Alabama

A well-designed and managed landscape can reduce the amount of water needed for home landscape irrigation. This conservation of water becomes increasingly important as municipal governments impose broad watering bans in response to …

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Home Orchards Disease and Insect Control Recommendations

Apple and Pear

Apple and pear trees are subject to serious damage from pests. As a result, a preventive spray program is needed. The following practices will improve the effectiveness of the pesticides and may lessen the need…

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Palmer Amaranth (Pigweed) Resistance in Alabama

Continued reliance on the same mode of action for weed management for years has led to the development of herbicide-resistant weeds throughout the United States. * Pigweed throughout this article refers to Palmer amaranth.

Palmer amarant…

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Coyotes – Management Minute Video

Coyotes are a hot topic among many hunters. How do coyotes affect your management decisions? Here are some quick ideas about how to reduce the impact of coyotes on your deer population. Learn more in this short video.

For more inform…

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Consultants – Management Minute Video

While there are many things that a landowner can do when it comes to making land management decisions, there are times when you may look to a professional for assistance and advice. The land management professionals are often called consul…

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Use of Trail Cameras – Management Minute Video

Trail cameras are a great technology that can be beneficial to both your hunting efforts and management decisions. Learn more  in this short video.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife …

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What is Basal Area? – Management Minute Video

Basal area is often used to make land management decisions, but it is a term that can be confusing to landowners. Used by both forestry and wildlife professionals, basal area is defined as an estimate of cross-sectional area (usually in squ…

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Canker and Dieback Diseases of Leyland Cypress

Within the last decade, Leyland cypress has been widely used in residential and commercial landscapes across Alabama not only as a specimen tree, screen, or hedge, but also as a Christmas tree. Popularity of this tree, which is a hybrid of …

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Horticulture Notes: Harvesting and Curing Sweetpotatoes

You’ve worked hard to grow healthy sweetpotatoes. Keep them that way off the vine using these best practices.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when harvesting sweetpotatoes is that the roots of the sweetpo…

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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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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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