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Foal Management: Preweaning Phase

Learn steps a horse owner can take during the preweaning phase of a foal’s life to ensure optimum health and future productivity.

To protect the initial investment in a foal and to optimize its health and productivity aft…

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Is My Farm a Hobby or a Business?

Understanding tax laws and guidelines can help you avoid unexpected tax consequences on your small farm or ranch.

“Your tax return has been selected for examination by our office.”

These are words that no taxpaye…

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Benefits of Irrigation from an IPM Perspective

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Water management is one of the most critical issues in modern agriculture. Water resources have been critical to farmers since the advent of agriculture. Proper and timely irrigation is one of the first requirement…

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Register Now for Southern Cover Crop Conference July 16-17

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama Extension and the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science are partnering to present the 2019 Southern Cover Crop Conference in Auburn, Alabama July 16…

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kNOw to Stroke

Learn how to identify the warning signs of a stroke, the importance of knowing your numbers and how to discuss concerns with your doctor.
What is a stroke? A stroke is a disease of the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel cannot carr…

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Thrips Predictor Model Helps Make Cotton Management Decisions

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Spring and warmer weather sends producers to the fields in droves, planting and making decisions about the upcoming growing season. Researchers at North Carolina State University helped to remove some guesswork fro…

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Stocking Rates for Cow-Calf Operations in Alabama

Animal stocking rates offer pasture management guidelines and help provide a balance between livestock and pasture resources.

Defining Stocking Rates
A pasture stocking rate is defined as the number of animals per unit area …

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Thistle Control in Pastures and Hayfields

This persistent weed often sneaks up on producers in spring and can quickly take over a pasture. Find answers to controlling thistle growth and spread in these frequently asked questions.

Thistles are a common weed prob…

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Control of Blackberry and Dewberry in Pastures and Hayfields

These hard-to-control prickly shrubs can reduce grazing and hay quality as well as injure livestock. Find answers to managing their growth and spread in these frequently asked questions.

Blackberry and dewberry shrubs…

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Youth Visit AAMU for STEM Day 2019

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama A&M University held its 13th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day. This year’s theme “Ushering in a New Era of STEM” highlights the rise of STEM innovation aro…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Cheesy Quesadillas

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking tasty Cheesy Quesadillas. These quesadillas are fun to make with the whole family. Let your child—with clean hands—tear spinach leaves into pieces.
Ingredients

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Brunswickgrass: A Weed in Southern Pastures & Bahiagrass Seed Fields

Brunswickgrass (Paspalum nicorae Parodi) is becoming a problematic weed in summer perennial grass pastures in the Southeast.

Introduction

This plant is native to southern Brazil, northern Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay…

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Alabama Extension Offers Insight on Center Pivot Irrigation Costs

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Producers face difficult decisions day in and day out. Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals have compiled information to help farmers consider all options when deciding whether to purchase and install…

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The Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium

Small fruit crops are knowledge and technology-intensive enterprises. All the land grant universities in the southern region have their strengths and weaknesses with regard to expertise and information dissemination with these crops. It is …

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