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Excessive Phosphorus in Garden Soils

Excessive Phosphorus in Garden Soils is part 4 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Soil-test records from Auburn University show that more than 40 percent of Alabama garden soils have very high or excessive levels of phosphorus (P)…

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Acid Soils Create Gardening Problems

Acid Soils Create Gardening Problems is part 3 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Acid soils (low pH) cause more gardening problems in Alabama than any other soil factor.

Soils become acid naturally in humid climates. Rainfall,…

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A Well-Drained Soil

A Well-Drained Soil is part 2 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Most gardening publications emphasize that you should locate your garden on well-drained soil. What is well-drained soil? What can you do if you have a wet-natured s…

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Planning for the Home Garden

Planning for the Home Garden is part 1 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

A successful home garden comes with planning and constant attention! Select the site carefully, plant at the right time, use the right amount of fertilizer,…

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Venomous Snakes of Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama is home to one of the most diverse wildlife populations in the country. In fact, Alabama consistently ranks among the top five states in overall biodiversity. Included in this population, are over 50 spec…

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Massive Perennial Yellow Jacket Nest Located in Baldwin County

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Reports of perennial yellow jacket nests continue to come in from across Alabama. One of these nests could be one be of the oldest professionals with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, have ever seen. Charle…

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Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus Present in Alabama Cotton, Scouting Essential

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Extension professionals have already confirmed the presence of Cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV)—the causal agent of Cotton Blue Disease—on multiple research substations across Alabama. The aphid transmitted …

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Live Well Recipe: Grilled Cheese Surprise

Mix it up with our Grilled Cheese Surprise! Try adding veggies to your favorite recipes. Let your child–with clean hands–help tear spinach leaves into pieces. Serves 4.
Ingredients
Butter, softened

8 slices of whole wheat bread

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Must Have Lawn and Garden Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The gardening season is in full swing. Flowers are blooming and gardeners are harvesting their bounty. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has many great lawn and garden resources for homeowners. Whether a m…

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Herd Health Management – Dairy Goats and Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Estimating the Age of Goats and Sheep
The approximate age of goats and sheep can be determined by their teeth, as illustrated in figu…

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Selecting and Managing a Dairy Goat/Sheep Herd

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Purchasing Guidelines
There are a number of factors to consider before purchasing your ideal dairy goat or sheep. Follow these guidel…

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Preparing Your Property for Dairy Goats/Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Goat and Sheep Facilities
While shelters and fences are primary components of facilities, there are additional features to consider, …

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Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide

Preface
Dairy goat and sheep production is one of the fastest-growing agricultural industries in Alabama and the Southeast in general. This guide offers a general overview of the industry along with best management practices. It was …

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Uncovering False Oleander Scale

False oleander scale (FOS) can be a serious pest of southern magnolia, palms, and aucuba.  The biology of FOS is somewhat of a mystery.   The most commonly targeted stages for management are females and crawlers (mobile baby scales).  …

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