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Fig Production Guide

Figs are easy to grow in warm climates but produce their best fruit in Mediterranean climates with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Learn about fig botany, varieties, growing techniques, and disease and pest problems.

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Perilla Mint: Continue to Scout Through the Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – In some areas of the state, the hot, dry weather may have limited the availability of some forages. These conditions often tempt livestock to consume anything that is green. Some poisonous plants have become mast…

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Managing Fire Ants in Hemp

Fire ants have been identified causing severe damage in hemp plants. They are chewing on the plants at the base and even tunneling into the stem. In some cases, the fire ants will chew further up the stem of the plant. In most instances, th…

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Youth Resources – Dairy Goats and Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Dairy Goat and Sheep Showmanship
Using techniques established by Harvey Considine and George Trimberger, who have authored numerous b…

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Milk Care – Dairy Goats and Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.
Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Mastitis

Mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary gland (udder). The most comm…

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Dairy Goat and Sheep Nutrition and Forages

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Nutrient requirements differ based on age, stage of production, weight, breed type, and the environment. In order to maintain milk…

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Common Diseases of Dairy Goats and Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Abortion
Many things, including toxic agents, congenital abnormalities, and infectious diseases, can cause abortions. The most common…

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Parasite Control – Dairy Goats and Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Parasitism is widely accepted as the most significant impediment to raising goats and sheep in the southeastern United States …

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Reproductive Management – Dairy Goats and Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

General Small Ruminant Breeding
The profitability of goat and sheep operations is largely reliant on successful reproduction pr…

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4-H Hosts Successful Statewide Competitive Events Day

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – After months of preparation, 70 Alabama 4-H members from across the state recently participated in 4-H Competitive Events Day at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.

Competitive Events Day consists of 14 sepa…

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Shellfish Seed Suppliers for Gulf of Mexico 2019

This list of shellfish seed suppliers was compiled by the Alabama Extension and is based on best available information and is not an endorsement or recommendation of any of the companies. In all cases, purchasers of seed are r…

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Agronomic Crops Impact Report 2018-2019

The Agronomic Crops Program delivers research-based integrated information to improve producer management decisions while increasing profitability. Extension offers expertise in agronomy, pathology, entomology, weed science, agricu…

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Keeping It Clean: Livestock Water Tank Maintenance

The quantity and quality of water required by livestock are important considerations for the overall maintenance of herd health and productivity. If water is suspected of causing a health problem, seek veterinary assistance to deter…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Easy Ratatouille

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday Live Well Alabama is cooking our Easy Ratatouille recipe. Add this dish to a pasta night for an extra kick of veggies. This recipe serves 10.
Ingredients

Cooking spray
1 medium zucchini, t…

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Trust

Learn ways to establish and maintain trust in your parent-teen relationship.

Parenting involves allowing children to have more responsibilities and freedoms as they grow older. Generally speaking, the goal is to let go, and…

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