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Moms to Be: Let’s Get Physical

More than Making Muscles

Physical activity isn’t just for athletes. It’s for you. It’s for everyone. It’s more than sports and building muscles. In fact, you don’t need special equipment, a health club, or a class. All you ne…

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Choosing Effective Liming Materials

Acidic soils require lime to maintain the proper pH for growing crops and forage. Learn how to test and maintain your soil for optimal production.

Most Alabama soils are naturally low in pH and must be limed to create soil …

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Learning Theories Behind Today’s Mom Curriculum

The instructional design of Today’s Mom is based primarily on the principles of adult learning and the Social Cognitive Learning Theory. Effective EFNEP and SNAP-Ed educators must be knowledgeable regarding how adults learn best. Adult le…

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Camera Surveys – Management Minute Video

Here are some tips for using cameras to sample your deer population. Learn more from Alabama Extension’s Jordan Graves in this video.

Jordan Graves is an Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Regional Extens…

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Wood Duck Management In Alabama

More than 25 species of waterfowl occur seasonally along the coastal and inland waters of Alabama. Only one species,the wood duck, occurs statewide throughout the year and nests extensively in Alabama.

On wooded wetlands and beaver po…

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Using an Excel Spreadsheet for Farm Financial Records

Years ago, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System published an Alabama Farm Book. This annual publication was a series of legal and ledger size paper worksheets for farmers to write down different types of farm income and expense, separat…

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Home Soil Testing: Taking a Sample

Every square foot of soil can be different. Soil acidity and nutrients vary across the surface of the soil and with the depth of the soil.

Collecting Soil Samples

It is important that you take a composite sample …

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Beware of Building and Recovery Scams After Storms

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Minutes stretch to hours as storm victims and volunteers work through the rubble and the mess to recover family heirlooms, items of clothing and other belongings. In these same hours, scam artists are devising reco…

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Home Soil Testing: Using The Soil Test Report

The Auburn University Soil Testing Laboratory report includes: your intended crop(s), the soil group your sample belongs to, soil pH, results/extractable nutrients, nutrient rating, lime and fertilizer recommendations, as well as c…

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Field Guide to The Identification of Japanese Stiltgrass

Introduction
Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), also called Nepalese browntop, is an aggressive invader of forest lands throughout the eastern United States. Infestations can impact the diversity of native species, reduce w…

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Early Developing Peach Varieties Take A Hit

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Early-developing varieties of peaches took a hit from recent freezing temperatures. Some parts of Alabama reached temperatures as low as 21 degrees F between March 4 – 7. Depending on the area and conditions, e…

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College Savings: A Parent’s Guide to 529 Plans

Why should I save for my child’s college education? Many parents are wondering how to help their children offset the cost of college or trade school. By saving for your child’s education, you start to achieve the goal of reducin…

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Stop Cogongrass Hitchhikers

Cogongrass is an aggressive weed that is rapidly spreading across Alabama and the Southeast. Learn important steps you can take to slow the spread of this environmental invader.

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is a noxious…

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Forest Diseases in the Southeastern United States

On an annual basis diseases “take” more timber in the United States than companies harvest.
Disease is a disorder or abnormal growth that destroys the usefulness of the product.
Disease can be either Abiotic – nonliving disorders …

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Cattlemen Get a New Income Tax Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new income tax deduction for producers, Section 199A Qualified Business Income (QBI) Deduction, sometimes referred to as the “pass-through deduction.” The deduction is generally 20 percent of qualifie…

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