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Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: April

This is the April excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Start watching for horn and face flies, and consider type of y chemicals used last year. Rotate chemical classes.
Consider options for anap…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: March

This is the March excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.
Health Tips

Watch for grass tetany, particularly with lactating cows grazing lush pastures, such as tall fescue or annual ryegrass.
Plan summer y con…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: February

This is the February excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.
Health Tips

Continue high magnesium mineral supplement feeding for cows on lush winter pastures to prevent grass tetany.

Forage & Nutrition No…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: January

This is the January excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Use high magnesium mineral supplements for cows on lush pasture to prevent grass tetany.
Monitor water sources. In severely cold weather,…

Alabama Gardening Calendar

Follow this gardening calendar for the necessary activities to implement each month for lawns and shrubs, annuals and perennials, fruit and nut trees, and bulbs, roots, and tubers. Included is a timeline for activities such as soil…

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Water Quality in the Landscape

Home and garden pesticides and fertilizers can pollute Alabama’s waterways. Problems occur when garden chemicals are dumped down street or household drains and when chemical residues wash from paved surfaces into streams after a r…

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The Orchard Mason Bee

The orchard mason bee (Osmia lignaria) is a native nonsocial bee that is an efficient pollinator of early-season crops, including small and tree fruit, flowers, and vegetables. The female orchard mason bee is not a hive dweller; in…

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Vermicomposting: Worms at Work

Food scraps make up 14 percent (34.7 million tons) of all municipal solid waste in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that less than 3 percent of food waste is recycled compared to 62 percent of paper …

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Your Professional Image

Your professional wardrobe says a lot about who you are whether you are aware of it or not. Your appearance reflects how you feel about yourself and it may be the only impression a stranger gets to see. A nice appearance is an investment i…

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Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar

This calendar overviews a monthly check list of things producer should do during each month. It includes health tips, notes on forages and nutrition, and also calving information.
Extension Resources
Alabama Beef Cattle Improvemen…

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Growing Lettuce in Spring or Fall

If you have a small place in your garden but can’t decide what to plant, why not plant lettuce? Lettuce is a cool-weather crop that grows best when the day temperatures are between 55 and 65 degrees F and the night temperatures …

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Severe Weather Watches and Warnings

Weather alerts are provided by local, state, and national authorities and the media when threatening climate conditions arise. Meteorologists are trained professionals equipped to analyze natural indicators of weather conditions that may be…

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Submitting Samples to Alabama Diagnostics Laboratories

Having unexpected mortality in poultry is never a good thing. Valuable resources for producers are the four Alabama State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories. All poultry from Alabama submitted to one of these labs are examined free of charg…

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Silvopasture

Take a minute to think about why you own land. Is it to pass on to your children and grandchildren? For 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 ques…

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Sheep Selection

In sheep production, breeding stock selection is the basis for any flock improvement. Deciding which animals to retain can be challenging, but the diligence of the decision is critical to the progress of the future flock. When…

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