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Broad-Winged Hawk

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

With similar habitat preferences to the red-shouldered hawk, the broad-winged hawk can sometimes be difficult to distinguish, but several characteristics set it apar…

Botanical Insecticides for Vegetable Production

This video provides basic information about botanical insecticides which are derived from plants and may be used in organic situations.  It is geared toward training producers and gardeners about the basics of alternative insecticides for …

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Basics of Organic Insecticides

These resources are geared toward training producers and gardeners about the basics of alternative insecticides for sustainable vegetable production in small or large scale. Check with your farmers cooperative or distributor for the availab…

Greenhouse Vegetable IPM 101: Basic Insect Pest Scouting Methods

This video introduces the topic of integrated pest management to new and experienced specialty crop producers. This video focuses on basic insect pest identification along with information on pest monitoring and scouting systems.

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Trap Crop for Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Management

This videos gives a good overview of the yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB), a major insect pest of crucifer crops in Alabama. This video described the basic biology of YMLB along with information on trap crops, natural enemies, and bioratio…

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Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle in Crops

Whether you grow crucifer crops in the open field or a high tunnel, one insect pest that has become universally damaging on small organic farms is the yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB). This presentation provides you with information about …

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Head Underneath Both Forelegs

The first step in providing assistance during calving  is assessing the problem. There are several common situations encountered when delivering a calf. Sometimes a calf can have its head underneath both forelegs. The head must be placed o…

One or Both Forelegs Are Retained

The first step in providing assistance during calving  is assessing the problem. There are several common situations encountered when delivering a calf. Occasionally, one or both forelegs are retained. If both forelegs are retain…

Head Turned to the Side

The first step in providing assistance during calving  is assessing the problem. There are several common situations encountered when delivering a calf. Sometimes a calf can have its head turned to the side during delivery. The neck must b…

Breech Delivery

The first step in providing assistance during calving  is assessing the problem. There are several common situations encountered when delivering a calf. A breech delivery is when the hindquarters of the calf protrude first with both hind l…

Common Birds of Prey in Alabama

A bird of prey, as their name indicates, is any species of bird that hunts other animals such as small mammals, fish, and other birds for food. Birds of prey are commonly referred to as raptors and possess powerful, sharp talons and hooked …

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Red-Shouldered Hawk

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

Typically about half the size of the red-tailed hawk, the red-shouldered hawk is most often found in floodplain forests. Features distinguishing the red-shouldered h…

Red-Tailed Hawk

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

Almost anyone who has ever taken a long car ride has probably seen a red-tailed hawk. This species, which is frequently seen perched along telephone lines or in tree…

Mississippi Kite

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

With a North American range limited to the southeastern and central United States, the Mississippi kite is a fairly uncommon raptor. As with the swallow-tailed kite,…

Swallow-Tailed Kite

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

The swallow-tailed kite is listed as a species of high conservation concern in Alabama and is uncommon across its range in North America. These birds are found in th…