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Mariculture: A Developing Industry

The terms mariculture and aquaculture are often used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings. Aquaculture is a general term that refers to production of plants or animals in water in which the producer controls a minimum …

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Aquatic Resources Programs and People

The Aquatic Resources Program provides science-based Extension programming in the areas of aquaculture, private pond and lake management, coastal resources, commercial and recreational fisheries, aquatic resource conservation, and aquatic r…

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Business One on One

 

What is Business 1-on-1?

Current and aspiring entrepreneurs gain advice in business operations: marketing, finance, industry regulations.
Business 1-on-1 provides opportunities for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to ope…

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Home Grounds: Urban Gardens and Sustainable Landscapes

Resource for all ages and all learning levels from novice to professional. Sustainable practices to manage landscapes, urban gardens, and home pests.

What is Home Grounds?

The Home Grounds program provides urban residents and small…

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Maintaining Herd Health When Introducing a New Bull

Purchasing a new bull is an investment with long-term impact, both financially and genetically. As a result, bulls should be initially selected on expected progeny differences (EPDs), performance measures, and potentially breed. Fin…

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Beaver Control in Alabama

In the 1930s, beaver populations in Alabama were reduced to about 500 animals as a result of trapping, hunting, and the demand for fur. Conservation efforts, such as reintroductions and regulated harvest, in conjunction with low fur prices …

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Sheep Selection

In sheep production, breeding stock selection is the basis for any flock improvement. Deciding which animals to retain can be challenging, but the diligence of the decision is critical to the progress of the future flock. When…

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Alabama Natural Resources Council

Approximately 70 percent of Alabama is covered with forests. In addition to providing clean air, water, and recreational opportunities, Alabama forests provide the raw material for a $20 billion dollar forest products indu…

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Hunting and Outdoor Skills

Hunting is an outdoor pastime, promoting stewardship of the environment as well as healthy lifestyles of eating wild game and physical exertion required for the activity. Hunting is recognized as an important wildlife management tool.

Wi…

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Drought Management Strategies for Sheep and Goats

Drought conditions occur when there is no rain or other precipitation over a prolonged period of time. During a drought, there is a shortage of water and reduced soil moisture that greatly reduces the growth and quality of forage. Although …

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Manufactured Home Safety

Proper installation of your manufactured home and a few precautions will help you to prevent storm and fire damage. The Forty-Second Congress of the United States passed the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Act in 1974…

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Best Management Practices for Timber Harvesters

These best management practices help loggers, foresters, and landowners reduce erosion potential during and after timber harvesting activities. Topics include forest soil erosion and logging impact on water quality. 

 The Water Quality…

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Aquaculture of Bait Shrimp on the Gulf Coast

Three native penaeid shrimp species of commercial importance live in the Southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States: Litopenaeus setiferus (white shrimp), Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp), and F. aztecus (brown shrimp). Th…

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The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE)

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) was authorized as part of the 1985 Farm Bill and first funded in 1988 as LISA (Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture) program. The name was changed to SARE in the early 1990s…

Common Diseases of Snap and Lima Beans

Snap and lima beans are very popular crops for both commercial and backyard production in Alabama. A number of common diseases attack these fresh-market beans from both above and below ground.
Root Diseases

Rhizoctonia Root Rot

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