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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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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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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults—Hydration

…es on Hot, Humid Days
High temperatures increase the rate of water lost through perspiration. Exercising in hot, humid climates presents yet another concern: the body’s ability to sweat efficiently is reduced because the sweat on the ski…

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Smart Yard Landscapes

…tablished, most require little, if any, supplemental water, fertilizers, or pesticides. Choose plants that tolerate our climate’s large variability in moisture and the soil type in your yard.
Native Plants
Southeastern native plants are…

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Foliar Feeding Vegetables

…es, which protect that stoma from the elements.

As the leaf ages, this cuticle becomes thicker. Also, the hotter the climate, the heavier the cuticle.  However, do not confuse the hot climate with the ideal times for absorption, which a…

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Dry Spring Causes Cotton Management Difficulties

…ditions, potassium needs may be partially addressed with foliar fertilizer applications.
Learn More
Learn more about Climate and Crops at http://www.aces.edu/Climateandcrops.

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Two-Spotted Spider Mite

…f host plants

Weather
The two-spotted spider mite is a master in surviving high temperatures and low humidity. This climate combination often results in a population explosion. Within one to two weeks, a life-cycle (egg to adult) can be…

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Thrips Predictor Model Helps Make Cotton Management Decisions

… is used to predict when growers may see the highest concentration of thrips in the field.

According to the NC State Climate Office website, the Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton uses weather data to make predictions of:

thrip…

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Stocking Rates for Cow-Calf Operations in Alabama

…ge Stocking Rates for Alabama Beef Cattle Operations
Table 2 shows average stocking rate potential across various soil-climate regions of Alabama. These estimates are based on grazing research trials from around the state. They provide a b…

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