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How to Complete a Job Application

There is a cliché that says you should treat job hunting like a job. Focus daily on doing the right things to position yourself for the job or career you want. Plan ahead and know places where you want to pursue employment. Don’t let a b…

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Job Application Tips

An accurate and complete job application helps to increase your chances of landing the job you want in a timely manner.

Job Application Tips
The length of a job search varies from person-to-person. According to the United States Depart…

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Basics of Integrated Pest Management

This article provides basic information about the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards as they apply to integrated pest management on organic crops. NOP standards reflect specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA-accred…

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Sucking Pests of Peanuts in Alabama: Aphids

*This is an excerpt from Sucking Pests of Peanuts in Alabama, ANR-0990.

Aphids have not been an economic problem on peanuts in recent years. These soft-bodied insects are often called “plant lice” and feed by sucking the juices from…

Sucking Pests of Peanuts in Alabama: Spider Mites

*This is an excerpt from Sucking Pests of Peanuts in Alabama, ANR-0990.

The predominate spider mite found on Alabama peanuts is the two-spotted mite. These tiny, insect-related pests feed primarily by sucking plant juices from the under…

Sucking Pests of Peanuts in Alabama: Leafhoppers

*This is an excerpt from Sucking Pests of Peanuts in Alabama, ANR-0990.

Several different leafhoppers are found in peanuts. The most common is a small, green insect about 1/8 inch long. There are larger species that are brown or even mu…

Sucking Pests of Peanuts in Alabama: Thrips

*This is an excerpt from Sucking Pests of Peanuts in Alabama, ANR-0990.

Four species of thrips have been found to occur commonly on peanuts in Alabama. Tobacco thrips, Frankliniella fusca (Hinds), is the most abundant. The adults are ti…

The History and Use of Kudzu in the Southeastern United States

Kudzu is an aggressive vine familiar to most people across the southeastern United States. It is a classic example of a plant that was introduced with good intentions, but that has resulted in many bad outcomes. Landowners know all…

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Control Options for Chinese Privet

Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense) and other invasive privets in the genus Ligustrum are a serious problem for many homeowners, farmers, foresters, and land managers in Alabama. 

Privet control often seems insurmountable because of its …

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