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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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Making and Using a Secchi Disk to Measure Pond Clarity

In recreational fishing ponds that are fertilized, water clarity is the most important indicator to tell you when it is time to fertilize again. In this video, Jill Malecki, a graduate student in the Auburn University School of Fisheries, d…

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Water Use in Alabama

Alabama’s water resources are important for economic growth and sustainability and for quality of life. The rivers, lakes, and streams in the state help to sustain communities, provide support for industries and jobs, generate pow…

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Alabama Forage Focus Program E-Newsletter

Alabama Extension forage professionals are committed to providing the most up-to-date information in a timely manner.

If you are interested in receiving periodic updates from the Alabama Forage Focus program, the program publishes an ele…

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Fire Alert Issued in Alabama, Use Caution

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) issued a statewide fire alert during the week of Sept. 25. Permits for outdoor burning will be restricted and issued on an individual basis at the discretion of the State Fores…

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Alabama Industrial Hemp Program Registration Opens in October

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Registration for the 2020 Alabama Industrial Hemp Program opens Oct 7. Growers, processors, handlers and universities will have until Nov. 14 to submit applications.
Documentation Required
Dennis Delaney, team le…

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Soybean Rust Update–September 20, 2019

Soybean rust has been detected in 43 of the state’s 67 counties. The rust pathogen, Phakospora pachyrhiza, has been found in commercial fields as far north as Limestone, Madison and DeKalb counties as of September 19. There was significant…

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USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –Farmers and producers in 25 Alabama counties affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WH…

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Alabama Industrial Hemp Program

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill established industrial hemp as an industrial commodity—not a controlled substance—in the state of Alabama. Farm Bill legislation defines hemp as all parts of the plant less than 0.3% THC, including der…

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Insects of Industrial Hemp: Year One

Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer gives an update on insects impacting industrial hemp.  This presentation is part of the monthly Crops Webinar series. Members of the Alabama Extension Crops team offer…

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Fall is a Great Time to Make Adjustments to Gardens

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Late in the growing season, crop and garden problems, such as disease and insects, can thrive on unattended fields and gardens. After plants have played out, there are a few simple steps growers can take to help pr…

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Using Trail Cameras this Deer Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Thanks to today’s technology, trail cameras are an asset to most deer hunters. These cameras serve a multitude of purposes as hunting season is fast approaching.

“Trail cameras are a great way for hunters to…

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Greenhouse Cooling: An Overview of Fan and Pad Systems

The greenhouse environment can quickly become too hot for healthy plant production, even in the winter. During the summer months, extra cooling beyond what fan ventilation can provide may be necessary.
Evaporative Cooling
Evaporative cool…

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