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Water Requirements of Beef Cattle

Water is considered the most critical nutrient in beef cattle diets. Cattle diets are balanced for energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals based on the desired level of animal performance. Animal performance can be affected by water…

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Drought Sales of Livestock

Farming is a business that is difficult to manage. Many factors are beyond the control of the farmer. One problem with farming is the variability in annual income; one year prices are up, the next they are down Weather also plays a …

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Mineral Supplementation for Newly Received Stocker Cattle

Many mineral options are available for cattle producers. Proper nutritional management is critical for stocker cattle because these cattle are often stressed after being transported and will likely have low water and feed intake dur…

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Exercise Helps You Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Exercise and various physical activities are recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can improve your overall health and fitness with regular activity.

A person does not have to join a gym to get exerci…

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Arbor Day Poster Contest

Entries are being accepted for the 2020 Arbor Day Poster Contest. Please read and follow these rules carefully to submit an eligible entry. All posters must be received by February 10.

Contest Rules

Posters must be the original wo…

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Chronic Wasting Disease: What to Know

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – There have been several reported cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in parts of the Southeast, including Mississippi and Tennessee. CWD is a neurodegenerative disease that affects cervids such as white-tailed…

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Beginning Farmer Training Events and Programs

The Alabama Beginning Farmer Program has a wide array of resources for all types of farmers. The overall implementation plan involves collaboration with a wide range of institutions, producer groups, and nonprofit organizations for supporti…

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Plastic Mulch for Vegetable Production

The use of plastic polyethylene mulch has become increasingly common in vegetable production in Alabama in the past few decades. Plastic mulch growing practices are used on a wide range of fruit and vegetable crops in Alabama, including str…

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A Ready Partner

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is the primary outreach and engagement organization for the land-grant mission of Alabama A&M University and Auburn University in cooperation with Tuskegee University. Our unique combination of …

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Grafting Methods

Several different methods are commonly used for grafting plants. These include cleft grafting, inlay grafting, four-flap grafting, and whip grafting.
What Method Should I Use?
It depends on the time of year and the size of the grafting ma…

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Greenhouse Vegetables and Ethylene Damage

With the colder temperatures across Alabama, many growers are turning on their heaters for the first time. In about 2 to 3 weeks, we will start getting calls about suspicious damage appearing on their vegetable crops.  Over the past 20 plu…

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Farming in the New Year

As we get started in a new year, resolutions abound and we set our sights on making improvements over the previous year. In conjunction, the mission statement of Alabama Extension is to ‘enable people to improve their quality of life and ec…

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Pecan Grafting

The primary reason that pecan grafts fail is poor collection and storage of scion wood. It is important to collect scion wood or the cultivars you wish to graft during the dormant season. This is usually late January to early February.

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Assistance for Federal Employees

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The United States Congress and the President reached a temporary deal to reopen federal offices. What happens when a shutdown occurs? The recent government shutdown impacted more than 53,000 workers and co…

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