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Drones: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Drones or UAVs provide a useful management tool that allows landowners to generate real-time aerial images of their property that might not be up-to-date through online sources.  Land management practices, like timber harvests and road con…

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4-H and NASA’s GLOBE Observer

How can you be a Citizen Scientist? Citizen science “engages people of all ages in personal experiences of nature around them and enables them to make important contributions to professional science endeavors” as described in a new 4-H acti…

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Aging Deer on the Hoof: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Allowing bucks to survive to older age classes is one of the essential steps when managing deer populations for antlers size. As bucks grow older, and their bodies develop, more energy is targeted towards antler development.  Being able to…

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Chainsaw Safety: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Chainsaws are an effective habitat management tool. However, they do pose operational risks and hazards that should be recognized and understood.  Although no practice can entirely limit the risks associated with chainsaws, following recom…

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Blood Trails: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Learning to track wounded game by following a blood trail is an integral part of being an ethical hunter. Hunters can use dogs trained to follow blood trails to increase the chances of recovering game. Scent hounds or retrieving breeds are …

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Ladybugs Potential Natural Enemies of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

Almost everyone is familiar with ladybugs. Although, they are usually referred to as bugs, ladybugs are actually beetles. True bugs (order Hemiptera) have sucking mouthparts, where beetles have chewing mouthparts. Recently, ladybugs were re…

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Mourning Dove Biology & Management in Alabama

The mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) is arguably the most popular game bird in North America with hunters harvesting more than 16 million doves annually from a continental population estimated at more than 308 million birds.

Alabama dove…

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Pesticide Use in Hemp

General Pesticide Information
All pesticides used in Alabama, on hemp or otherwise, must be registered with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates pesticide use in t…

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Forage Small Grains Variety Recommendations 2019-2020

The varieties below are recommended based on the results of a multi-year variety trial that is conducted as a collaboration among Auburn University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Florida. In order for a variety to be reco…

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Landowner Liability

This content is intended to give a brief description of landowner liability. This article is not legal advice. People should seek professional help to discuss particular issue of concern to them.
Example
People are riding ATVs on property…

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Alabama 4-H Member Named Youth Conservationist of the Year

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Wildlife Federation recently named Alabama 4-H member Ethan Rankins as Youth Conservationist of the Year. The organization presented the award Aug. 9 at the 2019 Governor’s Conservation Achievement …

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Yellow Jackets Most Aggressive in Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With fall just around the corner, the time when yellow jackets are at their most aggressive is fast approaching. To make matters worse, Alabama is experiencing unusually high yellow jacket populations this year. …

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Protect Data and Devices Ahead of Storm

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – When disasters strike, individuals and businesses all too often lose important computer files. Jonathan Davis, director of information technology for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said equipment can be …

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4-H Announces Volunteers of the Year

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H recently announced the 2019 4-H Volunteers of the Year at a recognition and awards program during 4-H Competitive Events Day at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.

As the youth development and ed…

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Hurricane Dorian Moving Towards Florida

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Hurricane Dorian is pushing through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Forecasters expect Dorian to make a mainland U.S. landfall somewhere along the Florida coast on Monday. While it is far too early to kn…

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