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Blueberry Disease Management Recommendations

Many factors come into play when planning to grow blueberries. The following factors must be taken into consideration:

purchasing plants from a reliable source
planting recommended cultivars
planting correctly on raised beds in t…

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Bitter Rot in Fruit

As an apple crop is growing well and sizing sweet and juicy fruit—small, sunken brown lesions, sometimes surrounded by a red halo can appear and are easily spotted on green or yellow fruit.  These are the symptoms of bitter rot disease. …

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Private Applicator Training Course and Exam

A private applicator uses or supervises the use of any restricted use pesticide for producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented or on the property of another person if applied without compensation. The following people …

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Alabama’s Black Bear

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – On vacations to the Tennessee or Georgia mountains, many hope to catch a glimpse of a black bear or two. What some don’t realize is there are populations of black bears living right here in Alabama. In fact, th…

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Market Facilitation Program Registration Now Open

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Tariffs, issues with trading partners and natural disasters have lowered income for United States farmers and ranchers. On July 25, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced details surrounding the $16…

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New-Age IPM: Automatic Insect Traps are Here to Help

Pest monitoring and identification are critical steps to the success of an integrated pest management (IPM) program. Traditionally, insect monitoring is a labor-intensive process with daily or weekly checks, followed by manually entering po…

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Picking the Perfect Watermelon

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Summertime in the South means the smell of cut grass, playing in the sprinklers and watermelon. The perfect watermelon on a hot summer day is sweet, juicy and bright red. However, picking the perfect ripe watermelon can …

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Alabama Watershed Stewards Handbook

The Alabama Watershed Stewards Handbook: A WaterResource Training Curriculum was written for participants in the AWS program. In this handbook you will learn everything from the basics of watersheds and how they work to how human activity i…

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Beef Systems Short Course

Producers new to the cattle business should attend Alabama Extension’s new Beef Systems Short Course.   The short course is a multi-night lecture series covering the fundamentals of beef production and is geared for new and limited experi…

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What Is A Watershed?

A watershed is an area of land through which rainwater drains by flowing across, through, or under the soil surface to a common low point, typically a stream, river, lake, or ocean. Each drainage system is its own watershed, and all watersh…

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The Basics of Water Quality

Water quality is a term used to describe the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of water, usually with respect to its suitability for a particular purpose or designated use. Examples of designated uses of water bodies in Ala…

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Pet Waste and Water Quality

There are many types of non-point source pollution.  Pet waste is one type of NPS that many people might not consider a potential problem. As the runoff moves over the land, it picks up and carries away  pollutants including pet waste, fi…

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Alabama Watershed Stewards Videos

The Alabama Watershed Stewards program has created a number of videos that serve to accompany the Alabama Watershed Stewards Handbook.  In these videos, you will a brief overview of everything from the basics of watersheds and how they wor…

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Alabama Watershed Stewards Workshops

Have you ever wondered what storm drains have to do with the water you swim in? Or why what you put on your lawn influences local fish? Have you wanted to know how healthy your local waters actually are or what can we do to protect and impr…

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Alabama Watershed Stewards Program

Interested in learning more about being a steward of our land and water? Join us and learn about being an Alabama Watershed Steward.
What is a watershed and why does it need stewards?
Stewardship means taking the responsibility to care fo…

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