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Using a Nitrogen Budget in Farm Management

Nitrogen (N) losses from crop production systems have both economic and environmental implications. Each year growers spend a significant amount of money on nitrogen-based fertilizers.

Not all the fertilizer, however, e…

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Making and Using a Secchi Disk to Measure Pond Clarity

In recreational fishing ponds that are fertilized, water clarity is the most important indicator to tell you when it is time to fertilize again. In this video, Jill Malecki, a graduate student in the Auburn University School of Fisheries, d…

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Keeping Your Pond Dam and Spillway Clear

Earthen dams of ponds require routine maintenance to preserve good safe function. In this video, Aaron Fewell, a graduate student in the Auburn University School of Fisheries, demonstrates how to determine if a tree should be cut on a dam. …

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Identifying Pond Plants

Pond plants can have both positive and negative effects on recreational fishing ponds. When deciding if a plant needs to be controlled and how to control it, it is important to identify the plant. Some of the terms used by plant biologists …

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Building a Floating, Living Fish Attractor

Fish are attracted to many different types of structure in ponds including rock piles, tree tops, and construction debris. In this video, Rusty Wright, an Alabama Extension fisheries specialist, and students from the Auburn University Schoo…

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Alkalinity and Hardness Tests for Lime Needs

In this video, Daniel Creel, a graduate student in the Auburn University School of Fisheries, describes how to use LaMotte test kits to measure the alkalinity and hardness in recreational fishing pond water.

Alkalinity and hardness are i…

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Human Nutrition, Diet, and Health Impact Report 2017

Human Sciences Extension offers educational programs and classes to help Alabamians stay healthy. Our research-based information in human nutrition, diet, and health are building blocks to developing healthy people, strong families,…

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Enterprise Budgets for Horticulture Crops

Horticulture crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production.  Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average projected y…

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Family and Child Development Impact Report 2017

Human Sciences Extension provides research-based family and child development programs to promote healthy people, strong families, and elevated communities.

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Alabama Extension Launches Farming Basics App

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Today’s farmers are using new technology more than ever to help them with day-to-day tasks. In a physically demanding and rapidly developing industry, farmers lean on GPS, web information, online courses and time…

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Red Ribbon Week Slated for Oct. 23-31

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This week marks the beginning of Red Ribbon Week. This week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program and will run from Oct. 23 – 31. Now is the ideal time to raise attention abo…

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Reduce Bullying by Encouraging Empathy

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Parents might feel bullying does not affect their families if their child is not a victim or the bully.  But an Alabama Cooperative Extension family and child development specialist said that young people who are …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Spinach Dip

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is preparing healthy Spinach Dip. Bring this recipe to your next tailgate party to enjoy with friends and family. Serve with veggies, such as carrots, celery or bell peppers, for…

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Grain Sorghum IPM

Maximum profits in grain sorghum production depend on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools o…

Peanut IPM Guide

Maximum profits in peanut production depend on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools of techn…