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Nematode Control in the Home Vegetable Garden

…d by diseases and insects because such problems are easily recognized. Few gardeners, however, are aware of the damage nematodes can cause.

Nematodes are microscopic (less than 1 mm long), wormlike animals too small to be seen with…

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2019 Herdbuilder Replacement Female Sale

The 21st Annual Herdbuilder Replacement Female Sale will be Friday, August 30 at the Alabama Livestock Auction in Uniontown.  The sale starts at 11 a.m C.D.T.  Three hundred head of bred heifers and a select group of open heifers will be …

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Nematodes Could Be the Reason Garden Is Unproductive

Nematodes Could Be the Reason Garden Is Unproductive is part 14 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Some gardeners are surprised to find that their gardens are not producing as many vegetables as they had expected. There could be s…

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4-H/Cattleman’s Beef Cook Off

The Marshall County 4-H/Cattleman’s Beef Cook Off will be held March 5, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Guntersville Courthouse.

Students must register for the cook off prior to the event at or by calling the Marshall Cou…

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Soil Solarization for Control of Nematodes & Soilborne Diseases

Effective control of plant parasitic nematodes, soilborne plant pathogens, and some weed pests is a serious challenge for farmers and home gardeners.

Resistant varieties, crop rotation, and pesticides are not always via…

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Whole Cottonseed Use in Beef Cattle Diets


As cotton is ginned, lint, debris, and cottonseed are separated. In this process, small amounts of lint remain attached to the whole cottonseed, giving the seed a fuzzy appearance. This linted whole cottonseed is used directl…

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Drought and Forests: Information for Landowners

…esult of decreased precipitation. If El Niño occurs, the South will experience cooler, wetter winters. If conditions remain steady, a neutral phase of average temperatures and precipitation can be expected across the South.

Forecast of…

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Five New Pierce’s Disease Resistant European Grapevine Varieties Released

…with herbs and earth, plum, big wine, dense, rich middle, and tannic yet balanced. This selection was also chosen by winemakers to have great blending potential with Cabernet Sauvignon. They also noted its high levels of high quality tannin…

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The Wonder Grass: A New Book Highlighting Tall Fescue


Ball said that by the 1970s the Jones brothers became the world’s largest producer of Kentucky 31 seed. They remained a major supplier for almost 40 years.

“Tall fescue had so many good points,” Ball said.  “But it had i…

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A Guide to Analyzing Forestry Profit Potential

…ng to sell the land and invest the money elsewhere. Approximately 30 of the 35 acres were recently clear cut, with the remaining 5 acres left untouched as a streamside management zone (SMZ). You must now make a decision that is common to mo…

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Oyster Restoration: How to Grow Your Oyster Garden

…flat shells.

Your oysters have been out of the water for a while now through delivery and pickup, but they have remained covered and moist. You should divide the shells up evenly among two of your four gardens and lower them into the…

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Make Plans to Attend Ala. Row Crops Short Course Dec. 10

Use of Cotton Checkoff Dollars
Irrigation Expansion in Alabama
Cotton Insects and the Lygus Trait
Nematode Control in Row Crop Systems
Resistant Weed Control
Precision Planting

The course will include presenter…

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The Virginia Opossum: Our Only Native Marsupial

…life. As other animals are vanishing from forests in the United States, opossums appear to be flourishing due to their remarkable ability to adapt.
The Virginia opossum is a medium-sized mammal, weighing 4 to 13 pounds at …

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