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Extension Leads in Advancing Alabama

In our rapidly changing digital era, Alabama Extension continues to lead in research and problem solving. Our educational outreach spans the state creating economic opportunities for residents, providing the latest resources for i…

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Update On Cotton Leaf Roll Dwarf Virus

Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologists Dr. Kassie Conner and Dr. Austin Hagan give an update on Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus, or Cotton Blue Disease, a virus disease that was first spotted in Alabama in 2016. The disease h…

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4-H Wildlife Teams Compete in State Competition

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.–The Lee County 4-H Wildlife senior team recently won the annual Alabama Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Contest. The team will also represent Alabama in the upcoming National WHEP Contest in Junction City…

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Alabama Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Resources

What is BQA?
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to United States beef producers and consumers. This information is on how common sense husbandry techniqu…

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Fish Relative Weight Calculator

Relative weight is an index used by fisheries biologists to determine if a fish is in good condition, fat, or thin. It is calculated by dividing the weight of a fish by the expected weight for a fish of the same species at the same length g…

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Nutrient Requirements of Sheep and Goats

The right nutrition provided at the right stage is essential to the profitable production of sheep and goats. It is needed to produce a high-percentage crop, to wean heavy animals, and to develop satisfactory flock replacements. The…

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Egg Safety—Grading Eggs

Eggs are graded based on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards. These standards use certain specifications to determine the grade of an egg.

 

Download a PDF of Egg Safety—Grading Eggs, …

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Structure of an Egg

An egg has three basic parts: the shell or cuticle, the white or albumen, and the yolk.

Cuticle /Cuticula (or bloom)
Thin protective coating sealing pores of the shell.
White (albumen)
Must have a high percentage of th…

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Alabama Commodity Feed Contact List

The Alabama Commodity Feed Contact list provides contact information for brokers, dealers, feed distributors, and processing facilities around the Southeast.

Brokers, Dealers, and Distributors
ADM Animal Nutrition

Address: 22…

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Beneficial Insects: Welcomed Visitors to Home Gardens

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Soon, gardeners everywhere will be spending a lot of time in their gardens. However, they will not be the only ones spending time there. There will be many insects looking to enjoy the developing plants as well. …

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Irrigation Wells During a Drought Period

What is over-pumping and groundwater depletion?
Over-pumping occurs when irrigation water is extracted faster than it produces. This may be the case when the pump runs longer than usual or when you install a more powerful pump to meet an i…

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Are Bugs Eating Your Vegetables?

The most common and most damaging insect pests of the vegetable garden are worms, squash bugs, squash vine borers, leaf-footed bugs, and stinkbugs. Ok, so those are the most common and damaging, but needless to say, there are lots of enemie…

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Alabama Planting Guide for Forage Legumes

Many factors influence successful forage production, but establishment of the crop is a key to profitability. It is essential to choose the appropriate crop species for the needed yield, quality, and persistence.

It is then…

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Nutrition Facts Labeling Services

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) states that all food intended for retail sale must have nutrition facts on the package. Foods that contain insignificant amounts of all the nutrients required in the declaration of nutrition f…

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Get EGGcited for 4-H Poultry Week

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Calling all Alabama 4-H members! Registration is now open for the 2019 Alabama 4-H Poultry Week events. Scheduled for the week of June 24, all events will be hosted in Auburn, Alabama.

“We are excited about …

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