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Hydrangea Pruning Times Depend on Species

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—With every rule, there is an exception—such is the case with pruning hydrangea bushes, according to Bethany O’Rear, a regional home grounds agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

“Typically, …

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Mobile County Master Environmental Educator Lessons

Volunteer instructors travel throughout Mobile County to public and private schools to present environmental lessons for 6th – 12th grades.

The Water Cycle: Students will see a “rainstorm” in the classroom. After seeing the demonstra…

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Herd Health Management – Dairy Goats and Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Estimating the Age of Goats and Sheep
The approximate age of goats and sheep can be determined by their teeth, as illustrated in figu…

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Selecting and Managing a Dairy Goat/Sheep Herd

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Purchasing Guidelines
There are a number of factors to consider before purchasing your ideal dairy goat or sheep. Follow these guidel…

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Preparing Your Property for Dairy Goats/Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Goat and Sheep Facilities
While shelters and fences are primary components of facilities, there are additional features to consider, …

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Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide

Preface
Dairy goat and sheep production is one of the fastest-growing agricultural industries in Alabama and the Southeast in general. This guide offers a general overview of the industry along with best management practices. It was …

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Protect Your Yard From Digging Animals

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – While working outside, some people may find they are not the only ones digging around. Animals, such as squirrels, chipmunks, armadillos and moles, are known culprits for digging in yards, gardens and flower beds…

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PCREP Family Fun Day Draws Record Crowd

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The 2019 Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program (PCREP) Family Day of Education and Fun drew yet another record crowd. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University held the even…

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Uncovering False Oleander Scale

False oleander scale (FOS) can be a serious pest of southern magnolia, palms, and aucuba.  The biology of FOS is somewhat of a mystery.   The most commonly targeted stages for management are females and crawlers (mobile baby scales).  …

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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults—Hydration

Young athletes must drink enough fluid to perform at their best and to reduce the dangerous risks of dehydration during prolonged physical activity.

Proper nutrition is fundamental to fitness and performance. Although many at…

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Smart Yard Landscapes

1. Be Smart–Have a Plan

Create an overall design plan that considers your family’s needs for this landscape. A well-conceived landscape design is based on 1. Having a plan. 2. Choosing the right plants. 3. Understandi…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Power Mac and Cheese

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking delicious Power Mac and Cheese. Feed the family with this healthy comfort food. For a grab-and-go snack, have cut-up broccoli in the fridge.
Ingredients

2 cups u…

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Livestock Risk Protection for Feeder Cattle

Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) is an insurance product offered by USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and is available for feeder cattle, fed cattle and swine in Alabama. Beginning July 1, 2019, LRP subsidy rates will increase, making this p…

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Wasps: Watch Out This Summer

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –While helpful in controlling other insects, wasps are more known for their painful stings. The term wasp is somewhat generic. Hornets, mud daubers and yellow jackets are all wasps, with hornets and yellow jackets …

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