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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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Wild Turkey Management in Alabama

… will likely renest.

The Alabama Forestry Commission provides technical assistance on fire use and can help with the construction of fire containment lanes.

MANAGING OPENINGS. High densities of turkeys rarely occur where fields or for…

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Wood Duck Management In Alabama

…s should contact the USDA Soil Conservation Service (SCS). SCS employees will provide free engineering advice on pond construction.

Beaver ponds. Beaver ponds are excellent for converting into either green tree reservoirs or Japan…

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Economic Impact of a New Broiler House in Alabama

…’ × 600’) broiler house in Alabama causes a measurable increase in economic activity within the state in terms of construction and ongoing annual operations. Consider the following economic activity created during construction and a …

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Milling Dimensions: Characteristics of Portable Sawmill Owners and Operators

…ajor reason for the purchase of sawmills. Portable sawmill owners are able to reduce waste by using trees cleared for construction or damaged by insects or storms. Many owners depend solely on salvaged trees to supply their mill. In res…

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Kudzu Control in Residential Areas

…undeveloped lot where I plan to build that is currently infested with kudzu. Should I spray the kudzu before initiating construction?
Most construction projects that remove the topsoil will remove the kudzu root crowns. However, if the top…

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