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Bovine Leukosis

…l reservoirs and a source of exposure for uninfected animals.

BLV is spread through close physical contact and exchange of contaminated biological materials. The virus is present primarily in white blood cells (immune c…

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Collecting Forage Samples for Laboratory Analysis

… 15 to 20 core samples from each lot. Use a hay coring probe to reduce sampling error. If you don’t have a hay probe, contact your county Extension coordinator or regional Extension agent on the Animal Science and Forage team to locate a …

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Beaver Control in Alabama

…om the dam. Explosives can be dangerous and are subject to state and federal regulations. If a dam requires explosives, contact the United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services for more information….

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Acid Rain: An Overview

…ution and acid rain.
How Is Acid Rain Harmful?
There are three major ways that acid rain harms our environment: 1) by contact with plants, 2) by contact with soil and water, and 3) by mobilizing trace metals (from terrestrial settings), w…

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Protect Your Trees

…en electrical and communications lines.
Before starting cleanup, ensure no tree or parts of trees you may touch are in contact with utility wires. If there are wires present, retreat at least 10 feet from them and call the utility company….

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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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