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Alabama Pasture to Rail Program

Alabama Pasture to Rail is a retained ownership program allowing beef producers to collect post-weaning performance data, health data, and carcass data on cattle from their breeding program. This allows producers to determine whether change…

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Small Grains IPM Guide

Updated for 2020.

Maximum profits in small grains production depend on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being …

Stored Grains IPM Guide

Updated for 2020.

Grain production depends on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools of tec…

Grain Sorghum IPM Guide

Updated for 2020.

Grain sorghum production depends on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tool…

Pastures and Forage Crop IPM Guide

Updated for 2020.

Pastures and forage crop production depends on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. …

Alfalfa IPM Guide

Updated for 2020.

Alfalfa production depends on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools of t…

Be Mindful of Winter Weather

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Winter is upon us, which means so is the threat of winter storms. Alabama Extension offers recommendations for staying safe and preparing for possible snow and ice, power outages and other impacts from severe win…

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Peaches Benefiting from Seasonal Weather

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Cool weather is just what peach trees across Alabama need. Edgar Vinson, a fruit crop specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System said peaches and other tree fruits need adequate chill hours to produce…

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Fire for Land Management Friendly to the Southeast

In Alabama, January through mid-March is a great time to use fire as a tool for land management.
Southeast is a Fire-Related Ecosystem
Before humans moved into the Southeast, lightning during summer thunderstorms set numerous fires. Becau…

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Support Alabama 4-H End-of-Year Giving

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H needs your help. Each year, young people across the state pack their suitcases to attend 4-H Camp. However, for some students, this may not be an opportunity they will be able to experience.

“Rig…

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Legal Wildlife Damage Management Techniques in Alabama

One of the forestry and wildlife team’s most frequent inquiries involves wildlife damage management around the home. Wildlife damage is the damage and other problems caused by the presence and behavior of wildlife. As Alabama’s populati…

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Nursery and Greenhouse Industry Big Business in Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The poinsettia sitting on the hearth, the hydroponic lettuce in the refrigerator, the new shrubs waiting to be planted — all of these were probably grown right here in Alabama.

Paul Brown, associate director f…

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Sticking to a Food Budget This Holiday

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Cooking for the holidays can destroy a monthly food budget. Whether baking treats for gifts or cooking to entertain family and friends, a large portion of the season is spent preparing food. If not careful, groc…

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Collecting Soil and Root Samples for Nematode Analysis

Learn how to properly collect soil and root samples to test for nematodes.

Why Sample for Nematodes?

Several kinds of plant parasitic nematodes attack Alabama’s field crops, gardens, and landscape plantin…

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Nematode Control in the Home Vegetable Garden

Most gardeners are familiar with problems caused by diseases and insects because such problems are easily recognized. Few gardeners, however, are aware of the damage nematodes can cause.

Nematodes are microscopic (less than…

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