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Fruit Culture in Alabama: Winter Chilling Requirements

Learn the basic chilling requirements of fruit types selected for planting. Check regional maps for Alabama’s fall and winter temperatures and the chilling requirements for both small fruit and tree fruit crops.

The amoun…

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Clean Up Applicator Safety Video Glossary

Absorbent: The movement of a chemical into plants, animals (including humans), microorganisms, or soil.

Activated Charcoal: A finely ground charcoal that adsorbs chemicals.

Active Ingredient: The chemical or chemicals in a product res…

Clean Up Applicator Safety Video – English Handout

Clean Up Applicator Safety Video – English Handout
1. Pesticide accidents and emergencies can damage property, the environment, and wildlife. They can endanger the health of the applicator and first responders and cause financial loss and …

Lee County Veterans Outreach

Providing Information and Assistance to Veterans
More than 9,800 veterans live in Lee County, and the majority are not receiving all of the benefits available. The goal of the Lee County Veterans Outreach is to meet the veterans in Lee Cou…

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Buying, Storing & Preparing Fresh Vegetables

Whether you grow your own produce or buy it at a farmers market or grocery store, fruits and vegetables are a colorful, tasty, and healthy part of our diets. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that we cons…

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Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes: Squash Casserole

*This recipe is an excerpt from Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes, FCS-2112.

We hope you enjoy the following recipes collected from farmers across the state of Alabama. The recipes include produce the farmers themselves have grown on …

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Climate Effects on Forage and Beef Production

Beef cattle production potential is influenced in part by environmental conditions. Cattle producers should be aware of management risks and mitigation strategies to improve production potential in the Southeast. Following is an ove…

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Alabama Extension and Partners Install Drug Drop Boxes

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – On Tuesday, February 27, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, SpectraCare Health Systems, and the Dale County Sheriff’s Office will dedicate a new prescription drug drop box. The …

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Organic Insecticide Rotations and Tank-mixes for Vegetable Crops

Implement these organic prevention and control strategies to reduce pest populations in your vegetable crops.

Whether you are a conventional or an organic vegetable producer, an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy for…

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Management Considerations for Rye Cover Crop Production

Cover crops are an investment much like any other input for agricultural operations. In order for producers to maximize their return on investment, cover crops should be managed to maximize benefits while minimizing costs.

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Pesticide Applicator Safety Videos and Resources

The Pesticide Safety Education Team at the Alabama Cooperative Extension System with the support of an incredible group of employees, volunteers and team members created videos to help give applicators a better understanding of Personal Pro…

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Spotted Seatrout in Alabama

Spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) belong to the drum family Scianidae. Other locally common members of the drum family include the Atlantic croaker, southern king fish (ground mullet), black drum, and red drum. Spotted seatrout, also k…

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Durable Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney (POA) allows a person (agent, usually denominated as attorney-in-fact) to conduct your affairs if you are not present or not able. Durable means it is not terminated by the principal’s incapacity. The following…

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Advance Directive for Health Care

An advance directive (AD) establishes directions for the providing, withholding, or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment and artificially provided nutrition and hydration if you are terminally ill or permanently unconsciousness. You can …

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