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COVID-19 Update: Reviewed March 12, 2020

Learn more about COVID-19, an emerging respiratory disease and what you can do to help protect yourself and your family.
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On 11 March, the United States announced it would restrict and suspend the entry into the Unit…

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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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Prevent Potential Yield Losses with Proper Planter Settings

Sowing is one of the most important practices in the crop production process. The fundamental purpose of sowing is to place seeds at an optimum soil depth for the best seed-to-soil contact and, therefore, the appropriate growing conditions….

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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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Pond Building: Landscape Planning

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Water adds variety to a landscape and further enhances its quality. Reflections in water attract the eye and he…

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It’s National Nutrition Month®

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ National Nutrition Month® has motivated Americans through various nutrition education messages since the 1970s. A specific theme is selected each March to motivate people to make wise health decision…

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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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Stored Grains IPM Guide

Updated for 2020.

Grain production depends on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools of tec…

Respirator Review

Which respirator is right for the job?

Dust Mask/Filtering FacePiece Respirator

Does not provide mouth and lung protection. Used for removing or reducing the amount of harsh matter inhaled. Does not protect against g…

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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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Nursery and Greenhouse Industry Big Business in Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The poinsettia sitting on the hearth, the hydroponic lettuce in the refrigerator, the new shrubs waiting to be planted — all of these were probably grown right here in Alabama.

Paul Brown, associate director f…

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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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