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Cost & Trends of Southern Forestry Practices, 2016

When making forestland management decisions, landowners are often concerned with the cost of forestry practices. They may worry that they cannot afford to complete activities such as planting or understory control, so they choose to…

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Common Forestry Terms for the Forest Landowner

Without a basic understanding of forestry terms, it can be difficult to communicate with foresters or buyers of forestland or timber. Being well versed in forestry terminology can help landowners feel confident when making management decisi…

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Forestry Herbicide Facts

Weed-control chemicals are used in forestry for site preparation before planting, herbaceous weed control during the first 2 years after planting, and release of established crop trees from competing woody vegetation. The purpose of…

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Meet the Team – Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Extension

Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Extension
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 manageme…

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The 4-H Forestry program helps youth to gain a strong understanding of trees, forest management, and environmental issues.  It also provides hands on learning experiences that helps individuals develop skills to become better managers of f…

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…es on the same tract to increase financial returns and ecological benefits.  One way is through the application of agroforestry techniques, or the intentional combination of crops with trees.  As part of a land management strategy, agrofo…

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2017

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.

Forest produc…

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Extension Leads in Advancing Alabama

…ation and know-how—and with an impressive return on investment. In every way, we advance Alabama!

Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources
Animal Sciences and Forages

58% of 300 goat and sheep farmers and food producers c…

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SmartMap 2.0: The Next Step of Information

…. SmartMap 1.0 introduced audiences to the world of geospatial mapping apps.

Dr. Beau Brodbeck, an Alabama Extension forestry and wildlife management regional agent, said many people can benefit from the SmartMap 1.0 and 2.0 workshops.

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Summer: Prime Time for Ticks

…kly identify disease symptoms and seek medical help if needed.
Finding a Host
Dr. Beau Brodbeck, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife and natural resources regional agent, said ticks have several ways of finding and attaching to hosts….

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Avoiding Poisonous Plants

…lants people see are poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Dr. Nancy Loewenstein, an Alabama Extension specialist of forestry and wildlife sciences, said there are a few more species besides these that can cause rashes.

“While most …

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Numbers of Women in Ag on the Rise

…m—ahands-on workshop to help women learn about forests and forest resource management. Dr. Becky Barlow, an Extension forestry specialist, developed the program in an effort to educate and embolden female landowners. Whether a primary lan…

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IPM Guides Useful Tools For Farmers

…d safe and proper use of pesticides and herbicides.

Dr. J. Mike Phillips, Alabama Extension director of agriculture, forestry and natural resources, said these are great resources for producers.

“The IPM guides combine important infor…

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SmartMap Education Program

Workshop Instructors

Beau Brodbeck
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Beau Brodbeck is both an Extension Forestry Agent and an affiliate faculty in Auburn University’s  School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. Beau holds a …

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