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Mariculture: A Developing Industry

The terms mariculture and aquaculture are often used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings. Aquaculture is a general term that refers to production of plants or animals in water in which the producer controls a minimum …

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Life History of the Gray Triggerfish

The gray triggerfish, Balistes capriscus, is one of the most abundant fishes along the northeast Gulf of Mexico. It is also one of the most unusual fishes in this region. They are not the typical streamlined fish, but are short and stout wi…

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Koi (Colorful Carp) Suppliers

Following is a list of koi (colorful carp) suppliers. 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 partial list of supplies…

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Rip-offs and Fraud Cost Money

Rip-offs and fraud are unscrupulous ways to separate people from their hard-earned money. Many consumers are unaware of deceptive tactics that exist in the marketplace. Occasionally, greed causes people to seek offers that seem too good to …

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Jellyfish in Alabama

Jellyfish are regular inhabitants of the saltwater bays, bayous, and Gulf beaches of Alabama. As many as sixty different kinds of jellyfish might be found in Alabama waters. However, only seven species are common: the sea nettle, moon jelly…

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Incubating and Hatching Catfish Eggs in McDonald Jars

Incubation and hatching fish eggs in jars is not a new concept. Hatcherymen and researchers have been using jars for this purpose for many years. In the 1950’s attempts were made to incubate and hatch channel catfish eggs in jars but due …

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Aquatic Resources Programs and People

The Aquatic Resources Program provides science-based Extension programming in the areas of aquaculture, private pond and lake management, coastal resources, commercial and recreational fisheries, aquatic resource conservation, and aquatic r…

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Daily Money Management Guide for Caregivers

Professional Money Managers
If your parent or relative is having problems managing money, he/she is not alone. It is estimated that more than 500,000 older people in the United States need help with financial affairs. As a result, daily mo…

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Goat Vaccination

The goal of vaccination is to stimulate an immune response that provides some level of protection from disease. Unfortunately, most vaccines do not achieve complete protection from infection and subsequent disease. Vaccines are expe…

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Prussic Acid Poisoning of Livestock

Prussic acid poisoning, also known as cyanide poisoning, is a metabolic condition in livestock that can periodically occur in operations.

Forages such as Johnsongrass, sorghum, sudangrass, and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids…

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Alabama Beef Quality Assurance: Biosecurity

The threat of catastrophic loss due to disease outbreak is a primary concern for the Alabama beef industry. Beef producers should be aware of the risks and procedures to eliminate threats and the need to develop a biosecurity plan.

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Planning to Make a Cow-Calf Profit

Most cattle businesses in Alabama are cow-calf operations. The profitability of these operations is largely a function of the ability to produce and market high-quality feeder calves at a reasonable cost of production.

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Drinking Water for Livestock

The quantity and quality of water required by livestock are important considerations for the overall maintenance of herd health and productivity.

Amount of water required depends on several factors.
Quality of water may infl…

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CHAMPION: Health, Nutrition, Exercise

Resource for youth & adults. Nutrition and exercise can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

What is CHAMPION?

CHAMPION is the acronym for: Community Health Aerobic Motivational Program Initiating Optimal Nutrition.

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Zidua Label and Usage in Peanut

► The herbicide Zidua can be an effective tool in helping control weeds in peanut fields. Learn how and when to use Zidua in the following frequently asked questions.

Question 1: What is Zidua? How does it kill weeds?

Zidua (pyrosas…

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