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Prescribed Fire: Weather

When planning a prescribed fire, you have many things to consider. Fuel type, fuel load, and topography are usually static and straightforward to assess. Weather, however, is always changing and can take practice and thought to eval…

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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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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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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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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Talking about Sex

Learn how to approach the topic of sex in a way that helps your teen make wise and healthy choices.

As a parent, you know that the topic of sex is an important one to discuss with your children. But just because the topic i…

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Marketing Alfalfa-Bermudagrass to Horse Owners

When producing hay to be sold to horse owners, it is important to understand the difference between being a seller or a marketer.

The goal of hay sellers is to identify customers who like what they produce, sell the hay…

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Controlling Armadillo Damage in Alabama

Take a ride on just about any road in Alabama and you are likely to see an armadillo belly-up on the side of the road. Armadillos were first noted in Alabama in the 1940s around Mobile County.

Since then they have expanded their range to…

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Food Safety for Southern U.S. Food Crop Producers After Flooding

Throughout the Gulf Coast states, floods directly affecting food production (including produce, grains, and animal feed) are relatively rare. Preparing for or reacting to flooding in terms of keeping food safe is not something that …

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Brown Marmorated, Red Banded Stink Bugs: Summer Crop Pests

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Each year brings new challenges to the field. Whether it be a crop pest or significant weather events, producers are always adapting inputs and timing to maximize efficiency and yield. This summer, producers will f…

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Management of Fall Armyworm in Pastures and Hayfields

The fall armyworm is a chronic pest in the Southeast and can cause severe damage to grass and forage crops. Damage varies in appearance and severity according to the type of grass and management practices. They are most numerous in …

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The Buzz: Pollinators are Essential

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— In the spirit of National Pollinator Week, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System salutes pollinators everywhere who are irreplaceable pieces of the puzzle in gardens, cropland and flowerbeds. Bees are more than…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants: Guidelines for the Pest Management Professional

Tawny crazy ants are a highly invasive pest that is best contained by pest management professionals using these strategies for identification and control.

Tawny crazy ants (TCA), Nylanderia fulva (Mayr), wer…

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