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Livestock and Recovery Efforts After Severe Weather

Dr. Soren Rodning, an Alabama Extension veterinarian, discusses potential problems and proper livestock recovery efforts following a severe storm.

 

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USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –Farmers and producers in 25 Alabama counties affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WH…

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Alabama Industrial Hemp Program

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill established industrial hemp as an industrial commodity—not a controlled substance—in the state of Alabama. Farm Bill legislation defines hemp as all parts of the plant less than 0.3% THC, including der…

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Insects of Industrial Hemp: Year One

Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer gives an update on insects impacting industrial hemp.  This presentation is part of the monthly Crops Webinar series. Members of the Alabama Extension Crops team offer…

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Beef Cattle Performance Record Keeping

Application of a specialized record-keeping system enables producers to generate and analyze data needed to efficiently evaluate a cow herd’s performance.

The value of beef cattle record keeping is not truly realized …

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Alabama Crops App

The Alabama Crops app has been available to Alabama farmers for several years. Recent updates allow access to much more information—making the app a one-stop shop for producers. While many of the functions remain the same, there will be n…

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Farming Basics Mobile App

The Farming Basics app from Alabama Extension is a gateway of information for small and beginning farmers. The user-friendly app includes:

horticultural crop descriptions
information about major insect pests and diseases
general …

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Let’s Talk Beef Genetics

As part of the Animal Sciences & Forages team monthly webinar series, Michelle Elmore discussed how cattle producers should develop and use production goals for their breeding programs.

The presentation covers:

Establishing Prod…

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Landowner Succession Planning Issues

Transferring the family farm to the next generation requires planning. This content discusses three issues that affect the future of the family farm: estate (death) taxes, joint management, and built-in capital gains tax. Each of these issu…

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Greenhouse Cooling: An Overview of Fan and Pad Systems

The greenhouse environment can quickly become too hot for healthy plant production, even in the winter. During the summer months, extra cooling beyond what fan ventilation can provide may be necessary.
Evaporative Cooling
Evaporative cool…

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Ladybugs Potential Natural Enemies of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

Almost everyone is familiar with ladybugs. Although, they are usually referred to as bugs, ladybugs are actually beetles. True bugs (order Hemiptera) have sucking mouthparts, where beetles have chewing mouthparts. Recently, ladybugs were re…

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Southeastern Hay Contest Entries Due Sept. 19

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama hay producers can compete against people from 13 states in the Southeastern Hay Contest, a part of the 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo. The contest allows producers to compare the quality of their hay to other produ…

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Pesticide Use in Hemp

General Pesticide Information
All pesticides used in Alabama, on hemp or otherwise, must be registered with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates pesticide use in t…

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Forage Small Grains Variety Recommendations 2019-2020

The varieties below are recommended based on the results of a multi-year variety trial that is conducted as a collaboration among Auburn University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Florida. In order for a variety to be reco…

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