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Improve Lighting to Enhance Forest Habitat – Management Minute Video

Learn more about how opening up your forest and improving lighting can benefit your deer herd.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife agent serving your county.

To learn more about lig…

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Taking Soil Samples – Management Minute Video

We depend on soils to grow our food, but they also support the natural systems that we count on to produce forest and wildlife resources.  Soils impact forestland productivity, and can determine if certain plants and animals grow and thriv…

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Managing Stress: Guide for Understanding Stressful Situations

The term stressful situations refers to events that families find problematic. These events may occur often, such as getting the kids off to school, dealing with work issues, arguing with friends or family, or experiencing social me…

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Checklist for Handling Stress or Traumatic Situations

Techniques and strategies can help reduce the stress in your life during difficult times or in traumatic situations.

Acknowledge your stress.

Be open to learning new ways of coping.

Stay connected.

Help others.

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Escape Vapes

Adolescent Health Issue
Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among high school students has increased at a staggering rate. According to the United States Surgeon General, e-cigarette use is higher among youth than adults and has…

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Good Use of Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is the practice of using a variety of methods to manage pests. When used correctly, pesticides can be a great tool for managing pests, but they should not be the first action to manage pest problems. This…

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Plantings for Wildlife

Three of the most important requirements for game and nongame wildlife are shelter (cover), food, and water. Increasing or decreasing the abundance of a particular wildlife species on your property will be a matter of altering the relativ…

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Oaks Part (1 & 2) Management Minute Video

Oak trees are known to be attractive to deer.  Learn more on how you can better manage oak trees on your hunting property in these two videos.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife a…

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Using Herbicides – Management Minute Video

Do you have invasive species on your property? Or are you looking to improve the composition of your forest understory? Herbicides can help get the job done and are a great management tool when used correctly. Learn more in this short vide…

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Food Plot Musts – Management Minute Video

Here are a few things to remember when planning and implementing food plots. Learn more in this short video.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife agent serving your county.

To learn…

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Basics of Fall Vegetable Gardening

Follow this planting guide for growing cooler-weather produce that thrives.

Many vegetables are well adapted to planting in the summer for fall harvest, which will extend the gardening season so you can continue to harvest …

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Drought-Tolerant Landscapes for Alabama

A well-designed and managed landscape can reduce the amount of water needed for home landscape irrigation. This conservation of water becomes increasingly important as municipal governments impose broad watering bans in response to …

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Home Orchards Disease and Insect Control Recommendations

Apple and Pear

Apple and pear trees are subject to serious damage from pests. As a result, a preventive spray program is needed. The following practices will improve the effectiveness of the pesticides and may lessen the need…

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Palmer Amaranth (Pigweed) Resistance in Alabama

Continued reliance on the same mode of action for weed management for years has led to the development of herbicide-resistant weeds throughout the United States. * Pigweed throughout this article refers to Palmer amaranth.

Palmer amarant…

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