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Pond Construction and Watershed Management in Recreational Fish Ponds

Pond Construction and Watershed Management is part one of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Alabama has about 250,000 small ponds covering more than 134,000 acres. Ponds are usually built for several purposes: ir…

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High Tunnel Vegetable Construction

High tunnels are unheated, plastic-covered, solar greenhouses. Ventilation is passive through roll-up or roll-down side walls or curtains. Crops are grown in native soil under the high tunnel, which protects them from environmental extremes…

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Construction of a Dead-Poultry Composter

…chnique. In late 1990, at least 25 full-size composters were operating in the state, and many more were in planning and construction.

Preliminary studies of poultry composting were carried out by Dr. Dennis Murphy at the University of Ma…

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High Tunnel Construction

…may encounter problems if costs are cut significantly.

Metal pipe is the strongest framing material for rib construction. Custom metal bending can be costly, but do-it-yourself kits can be purchased from a variety of sources. Me…

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Cost & Trends of Southern Forestry Practices, 2016

…nning on 9,846 acres (table 9). 
Custodial Management
Custodial management costs may include activities such as road construction and maintenance, boundary line maintenance or surveys, insect and disease management, or legal fees. Just m…

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Greenhouse Vegetables and Ethylene Damage

… calls about suspicious damage appearing on their vegetable crops.  Over the past 20 plus years, greenhouse design and construction has greatly improved creating a tighter environment that does not allow outside air into nor inside air out…

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Equipment and Costs of Ornamental Garden Pools

…uild and maintain, although many beginners start with little expense by using an old wash tub or a child’s wading pool. Construction costs for most pools can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars depending on size, depth, m…

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Location, Size, and Type of Ornamental Garden Pools

…ng aquatic plants are provided for shade.

Ponds are built out of several types of materials. Some of the more common construction materials are earth, plastic liners, fiberglass, and concrete (Table 1).

Many commercial firms selling p…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Greene County

…y need special attention because the soils percolate water very slowly. However, the soils are very good for small pond construction.

Native vegetation includes grasses, deciduous shrubs, red cedar (juniper), and mixed hardwood trees…

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