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Hubbard Trap Crop Protects Yellow Squash From Insect Pests

This is going to be good news for conventional and organic squash producers! We initiated studies on evaluating two varieties of Hubbard trap crop in 2013 with the intention of developing some alternative pest management recommendations. He…

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Landowner Succession Planning Issues

Transferring the family farm to the next generation requires planning. This content discusses three issues that affect the future of the family farm: estate (death) taxes, joint management, and built-in capital gains tax. Each of these issu…

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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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Milling Dimensions: Characteristics of Portable Sawmill Owners and Operators

Landowners harvest trees from their property for many reasons. Often this is done as part of a regularly scheduled timber harvest such as a thinning or final harvest. But there are times when cutting older trees in a small area to impro…

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EFNEP Impacts Alabama

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Obesity, poor nutrition, and limited physical activity are significant health concerns. Poor health disproportionately affects limited-resource populations. EFNEP improves the healt…

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Effects of Diet Particle Size on Poultry Performance

Feed costs represent between 60 and 70 percent of production costs in poultry and livestock diets. Therefore, improving feed utilization has a tremendous impact on production costs. Poultry producers face the challenge of finding cost-effec…

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Small-Scale Specialty Vegetable Production in the Southeast

Small-scale specialty vegetable production offers great potential for farmers seeking hardy crops that have growing consumer demand. Traditional vegetable production as an agricultural enterprise tends to have associated risks. There are d…

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Sugarcane Aphid: A New Sorghum Pest of North America

The sugarcane aphid is a serious economic problem on grain sorghum in Mexico and the Caribbean, the southern states along the U.S. Gulf Coast, and in more northern locations after the aphids migrate from the south.
Distribution
The sugarc…

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Estate Planning: Managing your Affairs

Estate Plan
Do you know the answers to the following questions?

Who will make health care decisions if you are unable to make them yourself?
Who will manage your financial affairs if you become feeble or are in a nursing home?
W…

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Hair Sheep for Small-Scale Farming

Meat and Wool
Although the majority of residents in the United States (US) do not consume lamb, most US sheep businesses are targeted toward the production of lamb meat rather than wool. Furthermore, the US frequently imports from Australi…

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Family Mealtime Matters

Focus on Mealtime
Research shows that youth who experience frequent family meals together, at least four to five times a week, are more confident and well adjusted, more socially interactive, perform better in school, consume healthier die…

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Automatic Section Control Technology for Row Crop Planters

Automatic section control (ASC) technology for planters has gained interest among growers because of its potential savings and other benefits. Automatic section control is also referred to as auto-swath or row clutches when talking …

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