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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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An Introduction to Satellite Imagery Analysis for Land Managers

Satellite imagery analysis and other remote sensing techniques have become an integral component of land and natural resource management, particularly among government agencies, NGOs, and private companies that can afford to hire remote sen…

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There’s No Place Like Home for Food Safety

Few of us today raise the food we eat. That makes us dependent on farmers and food processors in the United States and around the world for our supply. As such, we need to trust that the food we eat is safe and to do what we can to keep it …

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Applying Soil Amendments of Organic Origin to Agricultural Land

Organic soil amendments can be a beneficial and cost-effective alternative to fertilizers. But you need to know the right ones to apply to your land. Learn approved applications of various organic matter.

Soil amendments of…

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Hemp Insurance Available for Alabama Growers

In late December 2019, USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced a new crop insurance option for hemp growers in select counties of 21 states in 2020. The pilot insurance program will provide Actual Production History (APH) coverage u…

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Early Management of Gray Mold & Anthracnose

Anthracnose and gray mold can create problems for strawberry growers throughout the Southeast. Learn to recognize and manage these diseases.

Most strawberry growers in the Southeast use the annual hill plasticulture sys…

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Controlling Entomosporium Leaf Spot on Woody Ornamental

Learn the best practices for inhibiting spread of this destructive disease, including recommended fungicides and rates for both commercial operations and home landscapes.

Leaf spot, caused by Entomosporium maculatum, i…

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Tropical Soda Apple Identification and Control

This invasive plant can greatly reduce forage productivity. Learn important measures you can take to prevent its spread.

Tropical soda apple (Solanum viarum), also referred to as TSA, is a non-native, invasive weed that…

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Collecting Soil and Root Samples for Nematode Analysis

Learn how to properly collect soil and root samples to test for nematodes.

Why Sample for Nematodes?

Several kinds of plant parasitic nematodes attack Alabama’s field crops, gardens, and landscape plantin…

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Nematode Control in the Home Vegetable Garden

Most gardeners are familiar with problems caused by diseases and insects because such problems are easily recognized. Few gardeners, however, are aware of the damage nematodes can cause.

Nematodes are microscopic (less than…

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Nutritional Management of Beef Replacement Heifers

Purchasing or raising replacement heifers is a systematic part of maintaining a beef cow- calf operation. Replacement heifers should ultimately grow into a productive, fertile female that produces a calf annually as part of the herd…

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Forest Roads and Construction of Associated Water Diversion Devices

The importance of forest roads and consideration of their proper design is frequently neglected by forest landowners. Some forests such as wilderness areas and other forests managed on a custodial management regime do not permit or require …

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Weight Bias Among Youth and Adults

What is Weight Bias?
Weight bias is defined as negative attitudes, beliefs, judgments, stereotypes, and discriminatory acts aimed at individuals because of weight. Weight bias can be overt or subtle. It exists in mainstream media, in homes…

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Using a Nitrogen Budget in Farm Management

Nitrogen (N) losses from crop production systems have both economic and environmental implications. Each year growers spend a significant amount of money on nitrogen-based fertilizers.

Not all the fertilizer, however, e…

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