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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

26. 杀真菌剂通过干扰细胞发育来抑制真菌生长。许多杀真菌剂通过破坏细胞膜、阻断关键的酶或蛋白质的功能、或干扰包括呼吸在内的各种代谢过程来发挥作用。

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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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Mode of Action Video Part 1 – Mandarin Handout

1. 农药是用于防治害虫的化学制剂。农药有很多种。除草剂用于去除各类杂草,消毒剂用于杀死病菌,杀真菌剂用于杀死真菌,杀虫剂用于杀死害虫,驱避剂驱除叮咬害虫。此外还…

Mode of Action Video Part 2 – Hindi Handout

1. पेस्टिसाइड्स (कीटनाशक) कीट को नियंत्रित करने के लिए इस्तेमाल किए जाने वाले रसायन हैं। पेस…

Harvesting Pine Straw for Profit: Questions Landowners Should Ask Themselves

Production of nontimber forest products such as pine straw can be a good way for forestland owners to earn an income, especially when traditional timber markets are down. Pine straw consists of the needles that fall from pine trees. Fre…

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Pruning Ornamental Plants

With detailed illustrations of how to prune, with specific guidelines for a range of Alabama plants, from azaleas and boxwoods to hydrangeas, junipers, and climbing roses, you can control a plant’s size and shape, encourage flower or frui…

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Backyard Composting Tips

The word compost is derived from two Latin words meaning “together” and “to bring.” In one sense, it involves bringing together waste materials to ultimately form a single uniform humus. In the technical sense, composting results in…

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