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Buying Organic: What Does It Mean?

…s moist because consistent soil moisture reduces plant stress.
Choose plants and vegetable varieties suited for your climate. This reduces water use, susceptibility to pests, and overall plant stress.
Use caution when applying any pes…

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Silvopasture from a Farmer’s Perspective

… do shade grasses and legumes, they also serve to extend the season of cool-season grasses by providing a cooler microclimate as days get warmer. Common warm-season pasture grasses such as bermudagrass and bahiagrass can be used in a si…

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Drought-Tolerant Landscapes for Alabama

…the effort of establishment. After the establishment period, gradually reduce watering frequency during dry spells to acclimate plants to drought conditions.

Established trees and large shrubs generally have deeper, more extensive …

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Basics of Crop Sensing

… applications, including environmental monitoring, site-specific agronomic management (SSM), land cover classification, climate– and land-use-change detection, and drought monitoring (table 2). The ability of a remote sensor to detect subtl…

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Selection and Care of Dogwoods

…ul consideration is important for the survival of the tree.
Site Selection
The dogwood will grow in a wide variety of climates and soils. Make sure the chosen site is well drained but does not get extremely dry. Dogwoods also prefer soils…

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The Culture of Camellias: The State Flower of Alabama

…ht may cause the shoot to grow out through the lid area. 

Do not permit the young plant to wilt before it becomes acclimated to light and lowered humidity. When to remove the cover over the graft is a matter of experience. Protect the y…

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Fruit Culture in Alabama: Winter Chilling Requirements

… the Old 45 methods of measuring chilling under Alabama conditions.

Another chill model that was developed for climates that experience periodic warming trends during winter, such as in Alabama, is called the Dynamic model. It mea…

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Fish for Ornamental Garden Pools

…and stress sections). Fish must be stocked correctly if they are to remain healthy. When stocking, it is necessary to acclimate the fish to the temperature and pH of the pool water. To do this, float the transport bag containing fish in the…

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Location, Size, and Type of Ornamental Garden Pools

…backyards, public parks, hotel lobbies, mall courtyards, restaurants, apartment balconies, and even basements in colder climates. In Japan, where ornamental pools have been popular for centuries, pool and garden designs are highly artistic….

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Food Storage Charts

…mmon bacteria present that are normally not troublemakers but can become dangerous if they are given the ideal breeding climate, between 60°F and 125°F, in which they quickly multiply to dangerous levels and can cause food poisoning. Don…

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