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Successful Food Plots Begin with Soil Testing

AUBURN, Ala. – Many hunters and outdoor enthusiasts plant food plots to help manage deer habitats. Today, more and more deer hunters implement warm and cool season food plots for a variety of purposes. When planting food plots, soil tests…

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Drying Out After a Flood

AUBURN, Ala. — Flooding can cause major damage to buildings and homes. After severe weather, homeowners begin the task of drying out after the floodwaters recede. Before entering any building, make sure it is structurally sound. The fol…

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Sunn Hemp: Grazing Option for Producers

AUBURN, Ala. – Sunn hemp is a warm-season legume that producers are adding to their grazing and pasture management plans. Traditionally, producers do not use sunn hemp because of limited seed availability. Now, newer varieties, such as …

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Alabama’s Most Venomous Snake

AUBURN, Ala. –The eastern coral snake tops the chart as the most venomous snake in Alabama. While not as well-known as other venomous snakes, the coral snake has the most toxic venom of any snake native to the U.S. When bitten, the neurot…

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Caring for Livestock After A Storm

AUBURN, Ala. – Severe weather can cause stress and problems for livestock, as well as producers. In a moment’s notice, storms can rip through a facility, causing damage and possible animal injuries or deaths. Producers must have a plan …

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Frequently Asked Questions About Avian Influenza

What is avian influenza?
Avian influenza is a virus that is carried by migratory waterfowl including ducks and geese. Domestic poultry, including chickens and turkeys are very susceptible to the disease. The current strain of avian influen…

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Alabama Farmers Utilizing Pattern Tile Drainage

AUBURN, Ala.—Pattern tile drainage is a practice Midwestern producers have long employed on farm operations. Now, some Alabama producers with soggy soils are laying pattern tile in hopes of more manageable land.
Alabama Farmers Installin…

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Controlling Fire Ants in Vegetable Gardens

AUBURN, Ala.—Homeowners breaking ground in gardens this spring may find the plot is teeming with life coming out of the winter season—a different kind of life than they would like to see. Fire ants are common in yards, flowerbeds, play…

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Loewenstein Wins National Award for Leadership in Environmental Education

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama Extension specialist Dr. Nancy Loewenstein received the 2018 Leadership in Education award presented by Project Learning Tree® (PLT). Loewenstein was one of five people awarded at the PLT’s 32nd International Co…

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