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Good Use of Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is the practice of using a variety of methods to manage pests. When used correctly, pesticides can be a great tool for managing pests, but they should not be the first action to manage pest problems. This…

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Plantings for Wildlife

Three of the most important requirements for game and nongame wildlife are shelter (cover), food, and water. Increasing or decreasing the abundance of a particular wildlife species on your property will be a matter of altering the relativ…

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Oaks Part (1 & 2) Management Minute Video

Oak trees are known to be attractive to deer.  Extension professional Jordan Graves has some facts and tips to help you better manage oak trees on your hunting property in these two videos.

Graves is an Alabama Extension Fore…

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Using Herbicides – Management Minute Video

Do you have invasive species on your property? Or are you looking to improve the composition of your forest understory? Herbicides can help get the job done and are a great management tool when used correctly. Learn more from Alabama Exten…

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Food Plot Musts – Management Minute Video

Here are a few things to remember when planning and implementing food plots. Learn more from Alabama Extension’s Jordan Graves in this video.

Graves is an Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Regional Exte…

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Basics of Fall Vegetable Gardening

Follow this planting guide for growing cooler-weather produce that thrives.

Many vegetables are well adapted to planting in the summer for fall harvest, which will extend the gardening season so you can continue to harvest …

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Drought-Tolerant Landscapes for Alabama

A well-designed and managed landscape can reduce the amount of water needed for home landscape irrigation. This conservation of water becomes increasingly important as municipal governments impose broad watering bans in response to …

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Home Orchards Disease and Insect Control Recommendations

Apple and Pear

Apple and pear trees are subject to serious damage from pests. As a result, a preventive spray program is needed. The following practices will improve the effectiveness of the pesticides and may lessen the need…

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Palmer Amaranth (Pigweed) Resistance in Alabama

Continued reliance on the same mode of action for weed management for years has led to the development of herbicide-resistant weeds throughout the United States. * Pigweed throughout this article refers to Palmer amaranth.

Palmer amarant…

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Coyotes – Management Minute Video

Coyotes are a hot topic among many hunters. How do coyotes affect your management decisions? Here are some quick ideas about how to reduce the impact of coyotes on your deer population. Learn more from Alabama Extension’s Jordan Graves in …

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Consultants – Management Minute Video

While there are many things that a landowner can do when it comes to making land management decisions, there are times when you may look to a professional for assistance and advice. The land management professionals are often called consul…

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Use of Trail Cameras – Management Minute Video

Trail cameras are a great technology that can be beneficial to both your hunting efforts and management decisions. Learn more from Alabama Extension’s Jordan Graved in this short video.

Graves is an Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildl…

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What is Basal Area? – Management Minute Video

Basal area is often used to make land management decisions, but it is a term that can be confusing to landowners. Used by both forestry and wildlife professionals, basal area is defined as an estimate of cross-sectional area (usually in squ…

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Canker and Dieback Diseases of Leyland Cypress

Within the last decade, Leyland cypress has been widely used in residential and commercial landscapes across Alabama not only as a specimen tree, screen, or hedge, but also as a Christmas tree. Popularity of this tree, which is a hybrid of …

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