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Mourning Dove Biology & Management in Alabama

The mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) is arguably the most popular game bird in North America with hunters harvesting more than 16 million doves annually from a continental population estimated at more than 308 million birds.

Alabama dove…

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Pesticide Use in Hemp

General Pesticide Information
All pesticides used in Alabama, on hemp or otherwise, must be registered with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates pesticide use in t…

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Forage Small Grains Variety Recommendations 2019-2020

The varieties below are recommended based on the results of a multi-year variety trial that is conducted as a collaboration among Auburn University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Florida. In order for a variety to be reco…

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Landowner Liability

This content is intended to give a brief description of landowner liability. This article is not legal advice. People should seek professional help to discuss particular issue of concern to them.
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People are riding ATVs on property…

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Alabama 4-H Member Named Youth Conservationist of the Year

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Wildlife Federation recently named Alabama 4-H member Ethan Rankins as Youth Conservationist of the Year. The organization presented the award Aug. 9 at the 2019 Governor’s Conservation Achievement …

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Yellow Jackets Most Aggressive in Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With fall just around the corner, the time when yellow jackets are at their most aggressive is fast approaching. To make matters worse, Alabama is experiencing unusually high yellow jacket populations this year. …

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Protect Data and Devices Ahead of Storm

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – When disasters strike, individuals and businesses all too often lose important computer files. Jonathan Davis, director of information technology for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said equipment can be …

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4-H Announces Volunteers of the Year

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H recently announced the 2019 4-H Volunteers of the Year at a recognition and awards program during 4-H Competitive Events Day at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.

As the youth development and ed…

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Hurricane Dorian Moving Towards Florida

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Hurricane Dorian is pushing through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Forecasters expect Dorian to make a mainland U.S. landfall somewhere along the Florida coast on Monday. While it is far too early to kn…

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Hunting Sheds: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

While dedicated hunters can find shed antlers on their own, the best way to find sheds is with a trained dog. Shed dogs will use their nose to find antlers, which allows them to find hidden antlers that humans would normally miss. Start tra…

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Blue-Green Algae Causes Concern With Dog Owners

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Blue-green algae has caused several cases of dog poisonings and deaths across the country. While poisonings from these algae are nothing new, in recent years problems have been worse. These reports have many pet …

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Live Well Recipe: Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Try our Chicken and Broccoli Bake recipe! Make half your grains whole. If your kids do not like brown rice, try mixing it with white rice at first. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 cup brown rice, cooked

3 cups chicken, cooked and diced

1 12…

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Live Well Alabama: Cranberry and Spinach Sweet Potatoes

Try our Cranberry and Spinach Sweet Potatoes recipe as a side dish with dinner. Eat the potatoes with the peel to get more fiber, iron, and potassium. Serves 4.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

4 medium sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon vegetabl…

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Fall 2019 Soybean Disease Update

Soybean disease pressure is picking up around the state. Alabama Extension plant pathologist Ed Sikora has observed several diseases in soybean fields in the state.
Web Blight
Web blight was observed in scattered fields in north and centr…

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Acidify Tomatoes to Prevent Botulism, Bacterial Concerns

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Many tomato varieties grown today are not as acidic as varieties grown in years past. The USDA recommends acidifying tomatoes before canning to avoid health concerns.

Angela Treadaway, an Alabama Extension food …

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