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Everyday Water Conservation

While Alabama averages 55 inches of rain per year, the state also experiences drought. These may be flash droughts that last a few months or long term droughts that continue for a year or more. Since drought is a gradual onset of conditions…

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Late Season Insect Control in Hemp

Caterpillars have emerged as a significant pest of industrial hemp, Cannabis sativa, in Alabama this first growing season. While we have found multiple caterpillar species on hemp throughout the season, the primary pest causing damage this …

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History of Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Extension has a long and proud history of service to the people of Alabama. In 1906, four people were appointed to do farm demonstration work, a forerunner of what would become known as Extension programs. Created by an Act of Congress in 1…

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Types of Positions

Regional Extension Agents are community based expert educators in one or more of our four program areas: (1) Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources, (2) Alabama 4-H, (3) Human Sciences Extension, and (4) Urban Extension.

Agric…

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Flanking Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses flanking fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescribed…

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Alabama Industrial Hemp Program

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill established industrial hemp as an industrial commodity—not a controlled substance—in the state of Alabama. Farm Bill legislation defines hemp as all parts of the plant less than 0.3% THC, including der…

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Insects of Industrial Hemp: Year One

Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer gives an update on insects impacting industrial hemp.  This presentation is part of the monthly Crops Webinar series. Members of the Alabama Extension Crops team offer…

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Introduction to Prescribed Fire Ignition Techniques

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, provides on introduction to prescribed fire ignition techniques. A prescribed fire is a fire set intentionally to achieve certain…

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Point Source Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses point source fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescr…

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Soft Skills in Today’s Job Market

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With unemployment at a near 50-year low, there are more job openings than there are job seekers in today’s labor market. Now is the time to enhance your employable skills, so you can stand out from the cro…

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Vaping Illness Spreads to Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama joins a rapidly growing number of states confronting reports of severe illness related to vaping. The Alabama Department of Public Health has announced investigations into five reports of potentially severe…

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Backing Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses backing fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescribed …

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Burning Piles

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses how to burn piles safely.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

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Heading/Strip Head Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses managing strip head fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

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Prescribed Fire: Weather

When planning a prescribed fire, you have many things to consider. Fuel type, fuel load, and topography are usually static and straightforward to assess. Weather, however, is always changing and can take practice and thought to eval…

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