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Flood-Damaged Agricultural Buildings

Buildings that have been exposed to floodwaters need to be evaluated for the extent of damage and the amount of cleanup and repairs necessary to restore them to a useable condition.
The first thing that needs to be done with a building tha…

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Agricultural Best Management Practices for Water Quality

Roughly 46 percent of United States acreage is made up of grassland-pasture, rangeland, and cropland that produce an abundant supply of food and food-based products. Agriculture is vital to the economic and social well-being of all American…

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Assessing and Managing Storm-Damaged Timber

Storms not only damage homes and businesses but they also damage agricultural land, including timberland. Landowners who have forests affected by storms should take immediate action to mitigate their losses.

Assessing Damage …

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Controlling Damage from Moles and Voles

Damage to your property may be caused by moles or voles. Knowing the difference between the two animals is essential to controlling the problem.

Moles and voles, while both tunnel makers, are distinct in behavior and in the…

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Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Hurricane Michael caused almost $204 million in agricultural damage alone as it moved across Alabama. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director Gary Lemme called it a devastating blow to farmers in the state’…

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Produce Safety Alliance Training Workshops Continue

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will continue to host Produce Safety Alliance training workshops throughout November and December.

The Produce Safety Rule is part of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization …

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Early Disease Management Important to Successful Strawberry Production

It is mid-October, and strawberry planting season is upon us. Most strawberry growers in our region use the annual hill plasticulture system and plant short day or spring-bearing strawberry varieties. These strawberry plants will begin to g…

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Pecan Weevil: Common Pest of Pecan and Hickory Trees

​The pecan weevil, Curculio caryae, is a common insect pest of pecan and hickory. The insect has an interesting life cycle, and commercial pecan growers spray to control them every year. Since North America is home to most of the hickory…

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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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Alabama Extension Offers Flood Resources for Food Crop Growers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Hurricane Dorian dumped rainfall along the East Coast and many are left dealing with floodwaters and crop damage—especially food crop producers.

Kristin Woods, an Alabama Extension regional food safety agent, …

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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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Market Facilitation Program Registration Now Open

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Tariffs, issues with trading partners and natural disasters have lowered income for United States farmers and ranchers. On July 25, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced details surrounding the $16…

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Water Quality Best Management Practices

When a body of water is impaired and placed on the 303(d) list, it is the responsibility of the state environmental agencies and concerned stakeholders to resolve the water quality problem(s) so that the waterbody can ultimately be removed …

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2018

The mission of the Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources team is to provide the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the management of natural resources.

Forests cover…

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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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