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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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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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Basics of Saltwater Shrimp Farming

… shrimp (PLs) purchased from a hatchery. At stocking the PLs are less than 1/2 inch in length. Because of our temperate climate, ponds are stocked in April and May. Stocking densities vary from less than one post larval shrimp per square fo…

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Planting Longleaf Pine in the Southern Urban Landscape

…rees are often root-bound and are prone to tipping over as they mature. 

Although longleaf pine will grow in colder climates, take special care to keep heavy accumulations of snow and ice off of branches to prevent breakage.


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Weed Control and Wildlife Enhancement in Recreational Fish Ponds

…id out, perhaps fertilized, planted (stocked), weeded, pruned (in this case, selectively harvested), and protected from climate-related catastrophe (for examples, turn-overs) to be bountiful. All of this takes time and effort, but the rewar…

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Aquatic Resources Team: Project Activities & Impacts 2017

Background: This project focuses on community resilience to natural and man-made hazards, including sea level rise and climate resilience. One tool used in this project is the Community Resilience Index. A Community Resilience Index web tr…

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Small-Scale Specialty Vegetable Production in the Southeast

…market these vegetables. The other advantage to growing these vegetables is that they are typically grown in warm humid climates such as Southeast Asia or Africa, and may be less prone to insect and disease problems.

This publication wil…

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Uneven-aged Management of Longleaf Pine: An Often Overlooked Option for Landowners

…restry use, but determining which one is right for your forest will depend on the species you are targeting, soil type, climate, and region. Herbicides require careful selection and application by a professional, so consult a natural resour…

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