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Evaluation of Pond Balance in Recreational Fish Ponds

Evaluation of Pond Balance is part six of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Managers should conduct an evaluation of bond balance every 1 to 2 years if fishing quality is unsatisfactory. District fisheries biolog…

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Fertilization and Liming in Recreational Fish Ponds

Fertilization and Liming is part four of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Fertilization provides planktonic algae with nutrients for growth much the same as fertilizing pasture increases grass yields. Proper f…

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Harvesting and Record Keeping in Recreational Fish Ponds

Harvesting and Record Keeping is part five of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Ponds should not be fished for at least 1 year after bass are stocked to let the bass reproduce. Once fishing begins, harvest the ba…

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Pond Construction and Watershed Management in Recreational Fish Ponds

Pond Construction and Watershed Management is part one of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Alabama has about 250,000 small ponds covering more than 134,000 acres. Ponds are usually built for several purposes: ir…

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Scorpion Management in Residential Homes

Scorpions are arachnids, meaning they have eight legs. They also have a set of front pinchers. The scorpion species native to Alabama are typically 2 inches (5 cm) or less in length. They naturally find their way into homes; therefo…

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Aquatic Resources Team: Project Activities & Impacts 2017

Alabama is a water-rich state with more than 132,000 miles of rivers and streams, 3.6 million acres of wetlands, 60 miles of Gulf of Mexico coastline, the most extensive artificial reef system in the United States, and 560,000 acres of lake…

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Retirement Planning

Financial planning, the basis of retirement planning, can provide more satisfaction and security in your retirement years. Many people avoid thinking seriously about retirement until it is only a few years away. Yet starting to make…

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Make More from the Produce You Grow

With each growing season, producers must decide how and where to sell their crops. Farmers markets, grocery stores, roadside stands, and wholesale distribution are excellent established options. But there are new and trending opport…

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Parenting with Self-Awareness

Positive and negative experiences are a natural part of the ebb and flow of life with children. In our interactions with our children, each of us has the choice to respond in ways that either strengthen or weaken our relationships with them…

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Advancing Bullying Awareness: Parenting Strategies for a Teen Being Bullied

In this fourth of a five-part series, you will learn ways to get your teen to open up about being bullied and approaches to resolve the problem together.

As teens make their way through the school years, and peers become more importa…

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Advancing Bullying Awareness: Parenting Strategies for Teens Who Bully Others

In this second of a five-part series, you will learn how to recognize and prevent bullying behaviors in youth ages 12 to 17.

Bullying is very common in children and youth. National data has indicated that approximately 30 percent of …

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Parenting and Emotional Self-Control

Emotional self-control is a practice that involves being able to recognize and consider one’s emotional experience and adapt one’s emotional behavior to the needs of the situation.

Most parents would agree that raising children offer…

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103 Ways to Save Money

No matter where you are on your financial journey, you can still turn your financial situation around. Sometimes all it takes is that first step in the right direction to get things moving in your favor. The most difficult part is often jus…

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Flooded Farm Vehicles and Equipment

Tips on Cleaning and Reconditioning
Check your insurance requirements first before operating or attempting to clean vehicles, equipment, or tractors. File appropriate claims.Then clean tractors, trucks, and farm equipment. Delay makes dirt…

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Flood-Damaged Agricultural Buildings

Buildings that have been exposed to floodwaters need to be evaluated for the extent of damage and the amount of cleanup and repairs necessary to restore them to a useable condition.
The first thing that needs to be done with a building tha…

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