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The ABCs of Climate Variability

…Oscillation (ENSO). ENSO is expressed in three different phases—El Niño, La Niña, and Neutral—and greatly affects climate variability from year to year in different parts of the world, including the United States.

How Are El Ni…

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Climate Effects on Forage and Beef Production

… weather conditions, impacts, and strategies for management in beef-forage systems.

 

Download a PDF of Climate Effects on Forage and Beef Production, ANR-2437.

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Climate and Crops iBook

Farmers need tools to help ensure that their growing seasons are profitable. “Climate and Crops”, an iBook from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is the tool that farmers need.

Twenty-five Climate and crop experts specializing i…

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El Niño-Southern Oscillation and Its Impact on Alabama’s Climate

…cold water is present in these locations, causing contrasting shifts in local weather patterns as well as in the global climate. Anomalous weather patterns in La Niña seasons are generally opposite from those in El Niño. These changes in …

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Adapting Corn Production to Climate in Alabama

… southern counties such as Talladega, Baldwin, Coffee, Escambia, and Houston provide 12 percent of corn acreage.

The climate variability in Alabama is mainly linked to ENSO, which is an oscillation that occurs every 3 to 7 years between …

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Adapting Wheat Production to Climate in Alabama

…, Escambia, Geneva, Houston, Henry, Dale, Coffee, and Covington are the leading counties in the southern region.

The climate variability is mainly linked to ENSO, which is an oscillation that occurs every 3 to 7 years between warm and co…

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Prescribed Fire: Weather

…seasons and even at different times of the day.

Often people are unsure about the difference between climate and weather.

climate is the long-term normal weather for a location over a specified interval of time. Climat…

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A Landowners Guide for Wild Pig Management

…pig ranges have expanded dramatically to include much of the United States, and populations now exist in such northerly climates as Michigan, North Dakota, and the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada. This current distribution …

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Fig Production Guide

Figs are easy to grow in warm climates but produce their best fruit in Mediterranean climates with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Learn about fig botany, varieties, growing techniques, and disease and pest problems.

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Angel’s and Devil’s Trumpets: Know the Difference

…ering of these plants.”

Angel’s trumpets are native to the tropical areas of South America. In these tropical type climates, they flower year-round. The flowers are especially fragrant in the evening.

Devil’s Trumpets
Devil’s…

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Vegetable Information

Vegetable Information is part 12 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Alabama’s moderate climate and generally abundant rainfall mean the state’s gardeners can grow vegetables virtually year-round.

You may also want to download A…

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Acid Soils Create Gardening Problems

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

Soils become acid naturally in humid climates. Rainfall, over time, leaches out the basic minerals in soils. Fertilizers and organic matter from manure and c…

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Herd Health Management – Dairy Goats and Sheep

…nly a short time. As a rule, only reconstitute enough vaccine to be used within 30 to 45 minutes. Use a cooler or other climate-controlled storage container to protect reconstituted vaccines from extremes of cold, heat, and sunlight.

Do …

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Selecting and Managing a Dairy Goat/Sheep Herd

…olor combinations. The hair is medium to short. This breed is known for hardy, adaptable animals that can thrive in any climate while maintaining good health and excellent production. Alpine are steady producers, averaging 1 to 11⁄2 gallo…

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