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Soil Health Stewards: Annie Dee

Alabama Soil Health Stewards: Annie Dee
Annie Dee discusses soil health stewardship. Dee runs Dee River Ranch with brother, Mike Dee, in Aliceville, Alabama in Pickens County. The family farm has been operating for more than 25 years.

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Bullock County

Homes are found throughout rural Bullock County on  a diversity of soils unlike any other region of the South. North of Union Springs are alkaline and acidic, clayey soils of the Alabama Black Belt prairie region (17.2%). Most of the count…

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Trade Tariffs Initiate Soybean Market Shift, Cause Concern

AUBURN, Ala.—As Farm Bill discussions continue in Washington, D.C., producers wait for the direction a new bill will bring to the agricultural sector. Without a completed Farm Bill, producers are operating on the previous bill’s prices …

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Catfish Fingerling Producers and Dealers July 2018

Following is a list of current catfish fingerling producers and dealers. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University do not endorse these individuals or companies or the services and products they provide. This is a parti…

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Alabama Vegetable Integrated Pest Management Project

Integrated pest management (IPM) aims at the judicious use of various pest management tools in the most sustainable manner. The resources aims to benefit the conventional as well as the organic/transitioning and beginning farmers. Producers…

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Cowpea Curculio Management in Alabama

Cowpeas or southern peas (Vigna unguiculata) are a popular vegetable crop in the southern United States due to their high heat tolerance and rapid growth. In Alabama, southern peas frequently attract a multitude of insect pests; these inclu…

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High Tunnel Construction

High tunnels are unheated, plastic-covered, structures, usually with passive ventilation through roll-up or roll-down side walls. Height varies from 6 feet to more than 17 feet, depending on the crop grown and the equipment used. Typical hi…

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Nutrient Removal by Alabama Crops

Nutrient removal should be an important consideration in overall soil fertility management for Alabama farmers. However, fertilizing based solely on nutrient removal could lead to nutrient deficiencies or result in overuse  of some fertili…

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Controlling Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes

AUBURN, Ala. – Tomato plants are some of the most popular things grown in gardens. There are many varieties on the market and each one offers something different. One problem that tomato growers face is blossom-end rot (BER). An Extension…

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No-till Cantaloupe and Cover Crop Management

Research and Extension professionals have been studying the effects of cover crop management in conjunction with vegetables, such as cantaloupe. There are several different cover crops management methods cantaloupe growers can utilize in or…

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