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Stink Bug Identification and Management in Vegetables

In general, vegetable insect pests have chewing or piercing-sucking mouthparts. Caterpillars, beetles, and grasshoppers are good examples of insect pests with chewing mouthparts. Large stink bugs and leaffooted bugs are some “macro bugs” wi…

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Pesticide Applicator University

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University along with the Alabama Green Industry Training Center, and the Alabama Pesticide Safety Education Program host a biennial training conference called the “Pesticide Applicator…

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Pruning for Larger Tomato Fruit

Pruning helps to maintain a balance between vegetative and reproductive growth. If you don’t prune or prune very little, your tomato plants will produce excessive vegetative growth with reduced fruit size. Moderate pruning will leave your p…

Auxin Herbicide Contact Information

For more information regarding Auxin Herbicides, available training and if you have questions or concerns, call an Alabama Extension specialist or the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.
Steve Li

Extension Specialist…

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Great Horned Owl

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386

The great horned owl is the largest and probably most common owl species in Alabama. Though most easily identified by their large size and widely spaced ear tufts, gr…

Barred Owl

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386

Found primarily in large forests, barred owls are easily identified by the brown streaks visible on their bellies and their lack of ear tufts. These birds also have d…

Cooper’s Hawk

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

Found year round throughout Alabama, Cooper’s hawks are similar to sharp-shinned hawks. Averaging around one pound, Cooper’s hawks are larger than sharp-shinned …

Eastern Screech-Owl

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

Eastern screech-owls are the smallest owl commonly seen in the eastern United States. Though they vary in color from gray to brown to red, screech-owls can be identifi…

Planning Your Professional Wardrobe Part 2: Dressing for your Body Type

*This is part 2 of 3 from Planning Your Professional Wardrobe.
Dressing for your body type is key to looking great in a professional wardrobe.

Check your Silhouette
There are four main image types. Which one are you? (Wardrobe Recomm…

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Southeastern U.S. 2019 Vegetable Crop Handbook

The 19th Edition of  Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern United States is now available. The Handbook is compiled by the Southeastern Vegetable Handbook.

It represents a joint effort among Extension specialists and researchers…

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New Farmer Discovery Tool

Agriculture is full of exciting and rewarding opportunities. Farming is a tough job, but at the heart of it all, you’ll see a vibrant community contributing to the future of our nation’s health and food security. The new farmer discovery…

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Planning Your Professional Wardrobe Part 1: Your Professional Image

*This is Part 1 of 3 from Planning Your Professional Wardrobe.

A nice appearance is an investment in you. It gives you confidence and enhances how you want others to perceive you. Clothing speaks volumes about you, whether you are aware …

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Microloan Programs for Small or Beginning Farmers

The focus of Microloans is on the financing needs of small, beginning farmer, niche and non-traditional farm operations, such as truck farms, farms participating in direct marketing and sales such as farmers’ markets, CSA’s (Community S…