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Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle in Crops

Whether you grow crucifer crops in the open field or a high tunnel, one insect pest that has become universally damaging on small organic farms is the yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB). This presentation provides you with information about …

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Head Underneath Both Forelegs

The first step in providing assistance during calving  is assessing the problem. There are several common situations encountered when delivering a calf. Sometimes a calf can have its head underneath both forelegs. The head must be placed o…

One or Both Forelegs Are Retained

The first step in providing assistance during calving  is assessing the problem. There are several common situations encountered when delivering a calf. Occasionally, one or both forelegs are retained. If both forelegs are retain…

Head Turned to the Side

The first step in providing assistance during calving  is assessing the problem. There are several common situations encountered when delivering a calf. Sometimes a calf can have its head turned to the side during delivery. The neck must b…

Breech Delivery

The first step in providing assistance during calving  is assessing the problem. There are several common situations encountered when delivering a calf. A breech delivery is when the hindquarters of the calf protrude first with both hind l…

Common Birds of Prey in Alabama

A bird of prey, as their name indicates, is any species of bird that hunts other animals such as small mammals, fish, and other birds for food. Birds of prey are commonly referred to as raptors and possess powerful, sharp talons and hooked …

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Red-Shouldered Hawk

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

Typically about half the size of the red-tailed hawk, the red-shouldered hawk is most often found in floodplain forests. Features distinguishing the red-shouldered h…

Red-Tailed Hawk

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

Almost anyone who has ever taken a long car ride has probably seen a red-tailed hawk. This species, which is frequently seen perched along telephone lines or in tree…

Mississippi Kite

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

With a North American range limited to the southeastern and central United States, the Mississippi kite is a fairly uncommon raptor. As with the swallow-tailed kite,…

Swallow-Tailed Kite

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

The swallow-tailed kite is listed as a species of high conservation concern in Alabama and is uncommon across its range in North America. These birds are found in th…

Osprey

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

Feeding exclusively on fish, ospreys are usually found along coasts, lakes, and other large bodies of open water. At an average weight of 3.5 pounds, the osprey is a…

The Calf Is Too Big

The first step in providing assistance during calving  is assessing the problem. There are several common situations encountered when delivering a calf. In some instances, the calf is too big to deliver. This most frequently …

Normal Delivery

The first step in providing assistance during calving  is assessing the problem. There are several common situations encountered when delivering a calf. In a normal delivery, the calf’s forelegs and head protrude firs…

Managing a Successful Calving Season

A successful calving season is the result of good planning and hard work. A defined calving season, or one restricted to a certain period of time, begins with a defined breeding season, allowing you to concentrate your efforts on su…

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Bald Eagle

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR-1386.

Given its status as the national symbol, the bald eagle is one of the most easily identifiable raptors in the United States. At an average weight of 9.5 pounds, bald eag…