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Wild Pigs: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Wild pigs are an invasive species that drastically impacts native ecosystems.  Wild pigs can quickly outcompete native wildlife through their high reprodcutive potential, lack of natural predators and effective forage capability. Landowner…

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Flea Populations Most Active in Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – When fall weather arrives, unfortunately some insect pests come with it. During the fall, pet owners can expect to see an increase in flea populations. Now is the time to take measures to control these pests.

Xi…

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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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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Hearty Egg Burritos

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is serving Hearty Egg Burritos. This recipe is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Eggs are a cheap and healthy source of protein. This recipe serves 4.
Ingredients

1 tea…

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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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Saving Seeds: This Year’s Seeds, Next Year’s Plants

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With summer gardens starting to dwindle, growers can take this opportunity to get started on next year’s vegetable and flower gardens. Saving seeds from this year’s plants can help growers get a head start for next…

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Building an IBC Aquaponics System

In this six-part video series, David Cline, an Alabama Extension specialist with the Auburn University school of fisheries, aquaculture, and aquatic science, describes and illustrates building an IBC aquaponics system using readily availabl…

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Alabama Certified Alabama Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Providers

A to Z Home Daycare
Auburn, Alabama

Array of Light Home Care
Coosada, Alabama

Big Blue Marble Academy
Auburn, Alabama

Children’s Lighthouse 
Hoover, Alabama

Funland Childcare
Rockford, Alabama

Ganny’s Babies
Goodwater,…

Washing Raw Poultry Can Lead to Foodborne Illness

For many years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recommended that poultry should not be washed prior to or during meal preparation. The reason for this recommendation is to prevent the spread of foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella…

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Drones: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Drones or UAVs provide a useful management tool that allows landowners to generate real-time aerial images of their property that might not be up-to-date through online sources.  Land management practices, like timber harvests and road con…

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4-H and NASA’s GLOBE Observer

How can you be a Citizen Scientist? Citizen science “engages people of all ages in personal experiences of nature around them and enables them to make important contributions to professional science endeavors” as described in a new 4-H acti…

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