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National Forage Week: Producer Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – It is National Forage Week! This week across the country people are highlighting the importance and impact forages have on agriculture. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System joins in this effort by providing l…

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs ar…

Alabama Extension Participates in NUEC 2019

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – From May 20-23, 2019, individuals from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs (the state office) participated in the National Urban Extension Conference …

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Nutrition for Backyard Chicken Flocks

Raising chickens for eggs or meat requires the right nutrition at the right life stage. Follow these guidelines to maintain the growth, reproductive performance, and health of your backyard flock.

Farm-fresh…

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Farmers Preparing for Drought Conditions

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –While recent rains were welcome, more than 34 percent of Alabama still faces abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. This has many livestock producers worried about providing their animals with enough to ea…

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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults—Protein

All people, whether they are physically active or not, have a dietary requirement for protein. The requirement is actually not for protein but for the amino acids or building blocks of protein.

Protein and Exercise
Proteins …

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants in Livestock Production Systems

Tawny crazy ants (Nylanderia fulva), previously known as the Caribbean or the Rasberry crazy ant, are fast becoming an economic, ecological, and nuisance pest in the southeastern United States. They have been a serious problem in pa…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants Around Homes

Tawny crazy ants are considered by many to be one of the worst nuisance ants. Learn how to identify and keep these pests from invading your home.

Tawny crazy ants (Nylanderia fulva), previously known as the Caribbean or…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants: Guidelines for the Pest Management Professional

Tawny crazy ants are a highly invasive pest that is best contained by pest management professionals using these strategies for identification and control.

Tawny crazy ants (TCA), Nylanderia fulva (Mayr), wer…

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Common Tomato Problems

Tomatoes are one crop that can have a lot of disease issues for growers. This article discusses a few of the more common tomato problems. Growers should keep in mind that many tomato problems are hard to identify in the field.
Blossom-End …

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Controlling Scale Insects and Mealybugs

Scale insects and mealybugs can be difficult to detect. Learn how to identify and control these pests hiding on your plants and turfgrass.

Scale insects and mealybugs are plant-feeding pests considered by landscapers and nursery producer…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants in Plant Nurseries

Learn about tawny crazy ants, their behavior, and how to control them in plant nurseries.

Tawny crazy ants (Nylanderia fulva), previously known as Caribbean or Rasberry crazy ants, are fast becoming an economic, ecolo…

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Common Insects and Disease Pests of Turfgrasses & Ornamentals

Five pest groups, insects, and related arthropods, snails and slugs, vertebrates, plant disease agents, and weeds can cause problems in urban landscapes and nursery production. Of these, insects and related arthropods and plant disease agen…

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Southern Blight on Tomato

Extension scientists identified Southern blight in a tomato planting in mid-June. Southern blight is a soil-borne fungal disease and is a problem on tomatoes and other broadleaf crops.

The disease thrives under moist conditions and high…

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What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse

People are living longer. Unfortunately, elder abuse cases rise as the population of older adults rises in Alabama and across the nation. The National Council on Aging estimates that 1 in 10 Americans has experienced some form of elder abus…

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