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Fertilization and Liming in Recreational Fish Ponds

Fertilization and Liming is part four of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Fertilization provides planktonic algae with nutrients for growth much the same as fertilizing pasture increases grass yields. Proper f…

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Harvesting and Record Keeping in Recreational Fish Ponds

Harvesting and Record Keeping is part five of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Ponds should not be fished for at least 1 year after bass are stocked to let the bass reproduce. Once fishing begins, harvest the ba…

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Pond Construction and Watershed Management in Recreational Fish Ponds

Pond Construction and Watershed Management is part one of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Alabama has about 250,000 small ponds covering more than 134,000 acres. Ponds are usually built for several purposes: ir…

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Water Wheels

Water Wheels: Outdoor Water Conservation Laboratory
The Home Grounds Water Wheels: Outdoor Water Conservation Laboratory is a 36-foot mobile water conservation laboratory. This mobile lab is available to travel all over Alabama bringing c…

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Urban Green

Urban Green
The Home Grounds Urban Green component introduces sustainable landscaping management practices, including green space development, by revitalizing downtown areas and improving the utilization of urban spaces for community aest…

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Food Facts

Food Facts
The Home Grounds Food Facts component provides researched-based information on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), modern agricultural practices, food development, and testing to help communities make wise food choices based …

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Using Grass Carp to Control Weeds in Alabama Ponds

Controlling vegetation in ponds is critical to good management. Too much vegetation interferes with fishing, swimming, and boating. Nutrients that could be stimulating algae, which effectively support fish production, are used by weedy plan…

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Relative Weight: An Easy-to-Measure Index of Fish Condition

Fisheries biologists use many different tools and techniques to determine the proper management of fish populations in our lakes, streams, and ponds. Some of these techniques are fairly simple and can be used by pond owners to help manage t…

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Home Grounds: Urban Gardens and Sustainable Landscapes

Resource for all ages and all learning levels from novice to professional. Sustainable practices to manage landscapes, urban gardens, and home pests.

What is Home Grounds?

The Home Grounds program provides urban residents and small…

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Collecting Forage Samples for Laboratory Analysis

With any type of forage sample, the goal is to collect a representative sample. The following provides some guidelines.
Collecting a Hay Sample (≤ 20 percent moisture)

Test each lot of forage separately. A lot is defined as ha…

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Aerial Mode of Application (AIR)

Aerial Mode of Application is required as part of other Commercial Pesticide Categories. This is not a stand-alone permit.

If you are looking for more information regarding Permits that require Aerial Application testing see: Agricultur…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: December

This is the December excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Monitor cattle for lice.
Supplement vitamin A, when necessary, if frosted grass or weathered hay is the primary forage source.

Forage…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: November

This is the November excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Watch for lice and treat as needed.
Remove any remaining insecticidal ear tags. Old tags release low levels of insecticide that tend to …

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: October

This is the October excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Heat stress conditions are still possible in some areas.
Horn and face fly season is ending. Remove remaining insecticidal fly tags.

F…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: September

This is the September excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Reduce cattle stress during hot weather; provide adequate shade and water.
Watch for pinkeye.

Forage & Nutrition Notes

Moni…