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Basics of Crop Sensing

Remote sensor technology is used to detect subtle differences in vegetation that may be overlooked using typical visual methods. Learn how the technology works to elevate accuracy in evaluating and managing crops.

Advan…

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Horticulture Notes: Add Garlic to Your Garden

Garlic is a member of the large Lily family, which includes onions, garlic, and leeks. Ordinary garlic (Allium sativum) is that found most often in Alabama gardens, but several garlic cultivars are available.

Elephant garlic is a differe…

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Nutrient Recommendations for Alabama Crops

Scientists with the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) have developed nutrient recommendations for crops grown in the state. These recommendations are in table form and contain recommendations by crop based on soil test rating …

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Baldwin County Master Environmental Educator Lessons

Volunteer instructors travel throughout Baldwin County to public and private schools to present environmental lessons for 2nd – 12th grades.

The Water Cycle: (2nd-3rd grade) Students will see a “rainstorm” in the classroom. After see…

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An Emergency Handbook: Preparation and Recovery

BE PROACTIVE
The best way to protect your home and family is by preparing ahead of time.
MITIGATE
• Keep your home in good repair.
• Remove hazards from your yard.
• Buy appropriate insurance.
• Learn about Firewise Communitie…

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Milling Dimensions: Characteristics of Portable Sawmill Owners and Operators

Landowners harvest trees from their property for many reasons. Often this is done as part of a regularly scheduled timber harvest such as a thinning or final harvest. But there are times when cutting older trees in a small area to impro…

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County Youth Councils, Where to Start

Congratulations! You have been selected to represent your county on the county 4-H Youth Council. Your positive attitude and leadership qualities will assist in the current 4-H youth programs in your county.
Role of the 4-H County Youth Co…

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Garden Bugs: Managing Soil Pests in the Garden

Managing Soil Pests in the Garden is part two of three in the Garden Bugs series.
General Recommendations
Many soil insect pest populations reach high numbers in grass or turf, and home gardens are often established in areas previously co…

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Economic Impact of a New 300-Head Cow-Calf Operation in Alabama

The entry of a new 300-head cow-calf operation in Alabama causes a measurable increase in economic activity within the state in terms of ongoing annual operations. Consider the following total economic activity created during the first full…

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Garden Bugs: Managing Above-Ground Pests in the Garden

Managing Above-Ground Pests in the Garden is part three of three in the Garden Bugs series.

Nonchemical methods for managing garden pests that feed on the foliage and fruit of garden vegetables.
Aphids

To repel aphids, anchor alumi…

6 min read

Garden Bugs: Making Your Garden Vegetables Less Susceptible to Insect Damage

Making Your Garden Vegetables Less Susceptible to Insect Damage is part one of three in the Garden Bugs series.

How can I keep “bad bugs” out of my garden?

How can I attract “good bugs” to my garden?

How can I control slugs…

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Selection and Care of Dogwoods

The most popular spring flowering tree in Alabama is the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida). The flowering dogwood is native to the eastern half of the United States. It is a deciduous tree that can grow 15 to 30 feet in height and is gener…

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Enterprise Budgets for Row Crops

Row crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis.  Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average …

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Mode of Action Video Part 2 – Mandarin Handout

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The ABCs of Climate Variability

Water temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean affect weather patterns throughout the United States. Alabama is no exception—the reason why farmers, cattle producers, and others involved in agriculture not only should take note …

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