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Poultry Project

The 4-H Poultry Project is a long-term project with monthly meetings for members of all skill levels. They learn how to care for and raise a poultry flock, show personal growth and knowledge gained through showmanship, make good decisions a…

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Blue Crabs in Alabama

Crabs, along with shrimp, lobsters, and crawfish, are among the invertebrates called decapods (10 feet) that are included in the class Crustacea. More than 1,200 species of crabs are found throughout the world, and 60 or more are found in…

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Crop Insurance Not a Guaranteed Payout for Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Insurance companies will be busy processing claims and assessing damages, as residents affected by Hurricane Michael work to recover. Crop insurance agents and adjusters, in tandem with Extension agents and other g…

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High Tunnel Vegetable Production

High tunnels are unheated, plastic-covered, solar greenhouses. Ventilation is passive through roll-up or roll-down side walls or curtains. Crops are grown in native soil under the high tunnel, which protects them from environmental extremes…

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Important Tips for Insecticide Applications and Equipment

Insect pests can cause major crop loss or contamination if not managed timely. We are generally very careful about choosing the right insecticide, but we forget to check the condition of the spray equipment that leads to insect control fail…

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Agroforestry

Take a minute to think about why you own land.  Is it to pass on to your children and grandchildren?  Outdoor recreation?  Because you enjoy the beauty of nature?  Is it part of your farm?

If you answered yes to one or more of these …

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Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Citrus Canker

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Foliar lesions have raised, concentric circles on the underside of the leaf. Lesions frequently are surrounded by a water-soaked margin and a yellow hal…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Phytophthora Root Rot

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Initial symptoms include vein yellowing followed by yellow foliage, poor growth, and shoot dieback. Advanced symptoms consist of leaf and fruit drop, tr…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Citrus Scab

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Citrus scab foliar symptoms consist of fingerlike projections or lesions that may contain a tan pustule at the tip. Fruit symptoms start with slightly r…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Melanose

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Melanos is brown, raised pustules, which may be surrounded by yellow halos, appear on the upper leaf surface causing it to be rough. Fruit lesions, whic…

Aquaculture of Bait Shrimp on the Gulf Coast

Three native penaeid shrimp species of commercial importance live in the Southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States: Litopenaeus setiferus (white shrimp), Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp), and F. aztecus (brown shrimp). Th…

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Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Greasy Spot

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Greasy spot leaf symptoms initially appear as yellow spots on the upper leaf surface, with brown blisters on the underside of the leaf. As the leaf ages…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Leaf-footed Bug

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Adult leaf-footed bugs have a flattened, leaflike appearance with a distinctive straight band across their dorsal sides. Adults are typically 5 /8 to ¾…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Scale

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Many types of scale insects can be found in citrus. This is a large family of insects that has a broad range of size and coloring. Scale can be seen on…