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Growing Roses

America’s national flower and the most popular garden flower is the rose. More than 6,000 varieties of roses offer a wide range of flower forms, colors, and fragrances from spring until late fall. Roses can be used in the landscape as…

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Aerial Mode of Application (AIR)

Aerial Mode of Application is required as part of other Commercial Pesticide Categories. This is not a stand-alone permit.

If you are looking for more information regarding Permits that require Aerial Application testing see: Agricultur…

Yard Sales Can Provide Bargains for Holiday Shoppers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The busiest shopping season of the year is just around the corner. Consumers should add yard sales to their list of shopping places for holiday items.

“Yard sales are great places to find bargains on children’…

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Planting Guide for Home Gardening in Alabama

Successful home gardening comes with careful planning and constant attention. Select the site carefully, plant at the correct time, use the right amount of fertilizer, use adapted varieties, and control pests.

Site. Select a site expose…

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Controlling Predators to Increase Quail Populations

Controlling predators to increase quail populations is a frequent topic of discussion at hunting camps, around the table at your local restaurant, the grocery store, or any other place where a few quail hunters happen to stumble upon one an…

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Controlling Quality of Farm-Mixed Swine Feed

Feed costs can make up 70 percent or more of the operating costs of swine production. To make the most of feed dollars, feed must supply the nutrients required. Unfortunately, feed may have nutritional problems that reduce pig perfo…

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Marketing Feeder Cattle With a Price Slide

Making dollars and sense out of buying and selling feeder cattle using a price slide is not hard to do. The use of a price slide reduces the uncertainty surrounding the weight of feeder cattle and helps the buyer and seller attain a competi…

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Oyster Gardening in Mobile Bay

The Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is an important species both commercially and ecologically. Oyster harvests in the Gulf of Mexico were 20.6 million pounds in 2008, or 89.0 percent of the total U.S. landings. During the same year …

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Oysters in Alabama

Alabama waters contain several of the more than 100 species of oysters found throughout the world. Among those in Alabama, only the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginia) is commercially important. Oysters, along with mussels and scallops, a…

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Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: December

This is the December excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Monitor cattle for lice.
Supplement vitamin A, when necessary, if frosted grass or weathered hay is the primary forage source.


Wrangling Youth Bullying

Statistics and media stories are waving red flags at a proverbial raging bull pervading throughout the nation. Wreaking havoc on youth as well as families and communities, the issue of bullying has evolved in perplexity with potentially d…

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Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: November

This is the November excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Watch for lice and treat as needed.
Remove any remaining insecticidal ear tags. Old tags release low levels of insecticide that tend to …

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: October

This is the October excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Heat stress conditions are still possible in some areas.
Horn and face fly season is ending. Remove remaining insecticidal fly tags.


Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: September

This is the September excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Reduce cattle stress during hot weather; provide adequate shade and water.
Watch for pinkeye.

Forage & Nutrition Notes