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Caring for Trees: Post-Storm Assessment

After a damaging storm, trees are always a concern. Tree debris is the most common problem blocking roads and foot traffic, and it is likely to have damaged property.
 
High-Risk Storm Damage
First, assess the risk a storm-damaged t…

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Crop Insurance Not a Guaranteed Payout for Farmers

…ges on a record year because of a natural disaster.
Misconceptions and Moving Forward
Producers are focused on making damage assessments and reports as they petition state and federal government representatives for aid. They are also figh…

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Cowpea Curculio Management in Alabama

… suppressing adults (figure 4), but they are slow-acting and require complete plant coverage during routine spray. Seed-damage assessments showed a sudden increase in pod feeding as a result of control failure. Peak larval feeding injury on…

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2018

The mission of the Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources team is to provide the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the management of natural resources.

Forests cover…

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Extension Leads in Advancing Alabama

In our rapidly changing digital era, Alabama Extension continues to lead in research and problem solving. Our educational outreach spans the state creating economic opportunities for residents, providing the latest resources for i…

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Early Developing Peach Varieties Take A Hit

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Early-developing varieties of peaches took a hit from recent freezing temperatures. Some parts of Alabama reached temperatures as low as 21 degrees F between March 4 – 7. Depending on the area and conditions, e…

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An Emergency Handbook: Preparation and Recovery

BE PROACTIVE
The best way to protect your home and family is by preparing ahead of time.
MITIGATE
• Keep your home in good repair.
• Remove hazards from your yard.
• Buy appropriate insurance.
• Learn about Firewise Communitie…

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Saturated Soils and Wind: A Recipe for Toppling Trees

Anytime there is a large amount of rainfall for an extended period of time, trees toppling can become a concern, especially if combined with wind.
Structure of Trees
Trees are an engineering wonder suspending tens of thousands of pounds o…

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Organic Insecticide Rotations and Tank-mixes for Vegetable Crops

Implement these organic prevention and control strategies to reduce pest populations in your vegetable crops.

Whether you are a conventional or an organic vegetable producer, an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy for…

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Tree Surgery (TS) Commercial Applicator Permit Information

This commercial category is for applicators who repair damaged trees, by the removal of diseased parts, filling of cavities, and prevention of further decay, and by strengthening branches with braces.

The Horticulture Professional Servi…

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Aquatic Resources Team: Project Activities & Impacts 2017

Alabama is a water-rich state with more than 132,000 miles of rivers and streams, 3.6 million acres of wetlands, 60 miles of Gulf of Mexico coastline, the most extensive artificial reef system in the United States, and 560,000 acres of lake…

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Care During & Post Kidding In Dairy Goats

Producers can ensure the health of their herd by learning the proper procedures for care of their goats during kidding and in the days that follow.

To ensure bonding of does with their kids and to prevent hypothermia in…

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