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Facet L Herbicides: Frequently Asked Questions

What hay species can I use Facet L on?
Facet L is labeled for most warm-season and cool- season established grasses grown for pasture and hay.

The cool-season grasses that Facet L is labeled on are:

meadow bromegraass
smooth bro…

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Broomsedge: What Causes It In Pastures? How Can I Get Rid of It?

Broomsedge is a weedy grass people commonly find in pastures. Although not a highly competitive species, some perceive it as such in many pastures and hayfields across Alabama. It is an opportunistic plant; it takes advantages of …

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Disease Alert: Phomopsis Twig Blight Common on Peaches this Spring

A common sight in peach orchards this spring is Phomopsis twig blight. Wet springs favor the development of this fungal disease. Dead twigs appear as brown flags in the tree suggesting the disease is at work.

Twig lesions are often …

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Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria as an Alternative Form of Nitrogen Delivery

This information highlights the results of a 2-yr small plot study evaluating PGPR on stockpiled Coastal bermudagrass in Auburn, Alabama (2017-2019).
What is PGPR?
Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are non-pathogenic, soil-inhab…

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Grilling Season: Stay Healthy

The long-awaited summer season is here and with that comes outdoor grilling. Memorial Day is seen as the official holiday to pull the grill out and to host a barbecue with family and friends.
Tips for Healthy Barbecues
Grilling meats is a…

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Nonvenomous Snakes Can Pose a Health Risk

AUBURN, Ala. –As the weather gets warmer, snakes and other wildlife will be on the move. Many people will come across a nonvenomous snake at some point. Though they have many good qualities, nonvenomous snakes can still pose a health risk…

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Hobby Loss Expenses

* This is an excerpt from Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

The deduction of expenses from an activity that is not engaged in for profit generally is limited to the amount of gross income derived from that activity. In other words, a…

Rental Property

* This is an excerpt from Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

Due to depreciation, rental activities often generate net losses. Since rental activities are generally automatically passive under Code Sec. 469(c)(2) and (4), irrespective…

Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

One advantage of a business is the ability to offset losses against income from other enterprises or wages. Whether the losses are currently deductible is determined by the classification of the business. The Internal Revenue Service consid…

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Two-Spotted Spider Mite

Two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) is a polyphagous mite that feeds on many crops. Due to its quick life cycle and ability to survive extreme conditions, it is one of the main pests found on most crops and ornamental plants.

T…

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How Should We Think About PGRs?

Initially introduced to the market in the 1970s, plant growth regulators (PGRs) have proven a practical cotton plant canopy and size management tool for producers.

Alabama Cooperative Extension System Cotton Specialist, Dr. Steve Brown, …

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Sugarcane Aphids Showing up in Alabama This Year

Sugarcane aphids, Melanaphis sacchari, have been found this week (May 2019) on Johnsongrass in Montgomery County, Alabama. Johnsongrass was surveyed at multiple sites between Dothan and Auburn and only one site contained small populations o…

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Summer: Prime Time for Ticks

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Trips through the creek, treks up a mountainside and excursions in the woods are fun summer pastimes. Spending time outdoors is part of the fun of summertime. However, outdoor pests, such as ticks, can put a damper…

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Protect Yourself from Salmonella in Backyard Poultry

On May 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a Salmonella outbreak associated with backyard poultry.

So far, 52 cases have been reported across 21 states including Alabama. Of these 52 cases, 15 were in children yo…

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Wise Methods of Canning Vegetables

Aren’t you proud when you look in your pantry and see all those jars of pretty canned food? Or has your canned food begun to turn dark, leaking liquid from under the lid, or is it cloudy looking? Learn the latest methods and t…

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