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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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Chicken Embryo Development

This publication shows the development of a chicken embryo from Day 1 through Day 21.

Click on each image to see it full scale.

 

Download a PDF of Chicken Embryo Development, ANR-1408….

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Pickling Produce

Pickles add zip and zest to your meals, snacks, and party refreshments—if they are good pickles. They enhance the flavor of some foods that contain nutrients essential to good health.

Pickling is one of the oldest kno…

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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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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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Alabama Producers Harvest Crops Despite Widespread Drought

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Widespread drought continues in Alabama, as nearly 84 percent of the state is in severe drought. In fact, 55 percent of the state’s soil and subsoil moisture is reported to be “very short.” Even with these co…

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How to Think About Cotton: Plant Growth Regulators

Learn the background and history of plant growth regulators in cotton as well as common use patterns and treatment, timing, and rate considerations.

Background and History

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) have been use…

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Bacterial Spot of Tomato and Pepper

Bacterial spot is the most common disease of peppers in Alabama and is a recurring problem on tomatoes grown in the state. The disease can significantly affect marketable yield.

Bacterial spot is caused by four species of X…

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Cereal Cover Crop Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

A winter cover crop can benefit the soil and/or subsequent crop, but cover crops are not harvested for feed or sold as a commodity (Fig. 1). Cover crop benefits include soil erosion protection, increased soil organic C accumulation, weed su…

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Residential Landscape Design

Landscape design is the art of developing a property for its greatest use and enjoyment. Effective landscape design is also a science because it involves understanding the environment around your home and selecting plants that perfo…

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Alabama Shellfish Aquaculture Situation & Outlook Report 2018

Alabama’s shellfish aquaculture industry produces oysters (Crassostrea virginica) through off-bottom farming using an adjustable long-line system and floating cages. The first farm started in 2012, and although jobs have been crea…

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Beef Cattle Performance Record Keeping

Application of a specialized record-keeping system enables producers to generate and analyze data needed to efficiently evaluate a cow herd’s performance.

The value of beef cattle record keeping is not truly realized …

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Ladybugs Potential Natural Enemies of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

Almost everyone is familiar with ladybugs. Although, they are usually referred to as bugs, ladybugs are actually beetles. True bugs (order Hemiptera) have sucking mouthparts, where beetles have chewing mouthparts. Recently, ladybugs were re…

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