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… trench near the plant and bend a flexible branch down into it. For better rooting, scratch the bark area that has soil contact. Cover the wounded branch section with soil and either pin it or weigh it down with a brick. Six inches to 1 foo…

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Chemical Emergencies

… Breathing the chemical
Swallowing contaminated food, water, or medication
Touching the chemical, or coming into contact with clothing or things that have touched the chemical
Remember, you may be exposed to chemicals even though …

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Controlling Fall Armyworms on Lawns and Turf

…ed formulations require a tank sprayer and proper dilution of the product according to the label. For more information, contact your county Extension agent.

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High Tunnel Vegetable Construction

…However, growers using high tunnels may notice increased insect and mite pressure due to the lack of rainfall coming in contact with the crops.

When growing melons in high tunnels, pay special attention to pollination—especially with a…

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How to Submit a Pond Weed Sample

…p-top bag. Leave the bag open.

7. Label the sample with your name and phone number, including area code. This is the contact information used to give results and recommendations.

8. Package the sample in an appropriate container, such…

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Protecting Backyard Flocks

… and run.
Change food and water daily.
Remove birdhouses, feeders, and baths.
Clean and disinfect equipment in contact with birds or droppings.
Avoid feed stores, vet offices, and other places with small flocks, as much as possi…

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Biosecurity for Backyard Poultry Flocks

…ces to discourage animals and insects from coming near your poultry.
Prevent wild birds and waterfowl from coming in contact with your poultry. Do this by preventing accumulation of freestanding water near poultry pens or by limiting pou…

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Avian Influenza FAQ

…d waterfowl can shed the virus in secretions from the mouth, nostrils, and eyes and also excrete it in their droppings. Contact with contaminated droppings is the most common means of bird-to-bird transmission, although airborne secretions …

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Planting and Establishing Woody Landscape Plants

…he roots. Gradually backfill with loosened native soil. Water the soil as you add the backfill to get good soil-to-root contact. Firm up, but do not pack, the soil around the root system. Bare-root transplants require close attention to wat…

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St. Augustinegrass Lawns

…negrass lawns. One or more of these pests will have to be periodically controlled in order to grow a high-quality lawn. Contact your county Extension agent for diagnoses and recommendations for treating pest problems.
The most ser…

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Growing Roses

…den on infested plants. Avoid the movement of soil from known nematode-infested areas in your yard to uninfested areas. Contact your county Extension office for information on nematode control.



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Controlling Quality of Farm-Mixed Swine Feed

…nd on the make and model of the machine. The adjustments needed are in the owner’s manual. If one is not on the farm, contact the equipment dealer or company representative.

Continuous mixing systems are only as good as the operator. E…

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Oyster Gardening in Mobile Bay

…consider Adoption. See for details on the
Adopt-a Garden options.If you are interested, please contact the Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center at (251) 438-5690.


This …

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Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: April

…cores and adjust nutritional program as needed.
Plant and fertilize warm-season pastures according to soil tests.
Contact custom bermudagrass spriggers to get on their planting schedules early. Locate seed for establishment of other w…