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Stocking Rates for Cow-Calf Operations in Alabama

Animal stocking rates offer pasture management guidelines and help provide a balance between livestock and pasture resources.

Defining Stocking Rates
A pasture stocking rate is defined as the number of animals per unit area …

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Thistle Control in Pastures and Hayfields

This persistent weed often sneaks up on producers in spring and can quickly take over a pasture. Find answers to controlling thistle growth and spread in these frequently asked questions.

Thistles are a common weed prob…

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Control of Blackberry and Dewberry in Pastures and Hayfields

These hard-to-control prickly shrubs can reduce grazing and hay quality as well as injure livestock. Find answers to managing their growth and spread in these frequently asked questions.

Blackberry and dewberry shrubs…

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Youth Visit AAMU for STEM Day 2019

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama A&M University held its 13th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day. This year’s theme “Ushering in a New Era of STEM” highlights the rise of STEM innovation aro…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Cheesy Quesadillas

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking tasty Cheesy Quesadillas. These quesadillas are fun to make with the whole family. Let your child—with clean hands—tear spinach leaves into pieces.
Ingredients

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Brunswickgrass: A Weed in Southern Pastures & Bahiagrass Seed Fields

Brunswickgrass (Paspalum nicorae Parodi) is becoming a problematic weed in summer perennial grass pastures in the Southeast.

Introduction

This plant is native to southern Brazil, northern Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay…

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Alabama Extension Offers Insight on Center Pivot Irrigation Costs

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Producers face difficult decisions day in and day out. Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals have compiled information to help farmers consider all options when deciding whether to purchase and install…

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The Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium

Small fruit crops are knowledge and technology-intensive enterprises. All the land grant universities in the southern region have their strengths and weaknesses with regard to expertise and information dissemination with these crops. It is …

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Getting Started In Commercial Horticulture

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Commercial horticulture is an exciting business. With many different options available, someone might wonder how to get started in this business. An Extension professional offers information on getting started in c…

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Bacterial Spot on Pepper and Tomato

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Bacterial spot is a common disease of tomatoes and peppers. Most often, damage from this disease is on the leaves of a plant. There are several steps that growers can take to control and prevent this disease. Alaba…

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Preparing & Storing Breast Milk: Tips for Child Care Providers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies breast milk as a food, not a bodily fluid. Learn the proper methods for preparing, storing, and warming breast milk.

Breast Milk Preparation

Always wash hands well …

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Winter Maintenance for Lawns and Landscapes

Eight tasks for the winter season to ensure your landscape is ready for spring growth.

Cut the grass
Cut warm season lawns to a height of 1-2 inches. Cut cool season lawns to a height of 3-4 inches. Winter snow and cold may damage roots…

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Harvest for Health: Making an Impact on Cancer Survivors

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – There are nearly 14.5 million people living with and beyond cancer in the United States today. Through the Master Gardener program, Alabama Extension’s home grounds team is working to make an impact on the lives of…

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Calibrating Sprayers Important For Gardeners

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With spring fully upon us, many people will be spending much of their time planting and maintaining their gardens. Part of this maintenance is spraying to control weeds and pests. Calibrating sprayers before applyi…

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