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St. Augustinegrass Lawns

St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum), which is sometimes referred to as Charlestongrass, is a coarse-textured, warm-season turfgrass that is adapted to warm, humid regions (subtropical). This turfgrass is believed to be nat…

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Growing Roses

America’s national flower and the most popular garden flower is the rose. More than 6,000 varieties of roses offer a wide range of flower forms, colors, and fragrances from spring until late fall. Roses can be used in the landscape as…

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Aerial Mode of Application (AIR)

Aerial Mode of Application
Is required as part of other Commercial Pesticide Categories. This is not a stand-alone permit.

If you are looking for more information regarding Permits that require Aerial Application testing see: Agricultu…

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Yard Sales Can Provide Bargains for Holiday Shoppers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The busiest shopping season of the year is just around the corner. Consumers should add yard sales to their list of shopping places for holiday items.

“Yard sales are great places to find bargains on children’…

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Planting Guide for Home Gardening in Alabama

Successful home gardening comes with careful planning and constant attention. Select the site carefully, plant at the correct time, use the right amount of fertilizer, use adapted varieties, and control pests.

Site. Select a sit…

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Controlling Predators to Increase Quail Populations

Controlling predators to increase quail populations is a frequent topic of discussion at hunting camps, around the table at your local restaurant, the grocery store, or any other place where a few quail hunters happen to stumble upon one an…

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Controlling Quality of Farm-Mixed Swine Feed

Feed costs can make up 70 percent or more of the operating costs of swine production. To make the most of feed dollars, feed must supply the nutrients required. Unfortunately, feed may have nutritional problems that reduce pig perfo…

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Marketing Feeder Cattle With a Price Slide

Making dollars and sense out of buying and selling feeder cattle using a price slide is not hard to do. The use of a price slide reduces the uncertainty surrounding the weight of feeder cattle and helps the buyer and seller attain a competi…

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Oyster Gardening in Mobile Bay

The Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is an important species both commercially and ecologically. Oyster harvests in the Gulf of Mexico were 20.6 million pounds in 2008, or 89.0 percent of the total U.S. landings. During the same year …

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