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Baldwin County Forestry Tour Sept. 18

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Forestland owners should make plans to attend the Baldwin County Forestry Tour Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Confederate Bluff Conservation LLC, 41241 County Road 86 Bay Minette, Alabama.

The day will feature man…

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Pickens County 4-H Forestry Team Advances to National Competition

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.–The Pickens County 4-H senior forestry team won the annual Alabama 4-H State forestry Invitational. Members of the team include Logan Snipes, Kade Lucas, Abel Abernathy and Luke Koon.

Youth from across the state…

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Using Trail Cameras this Deer Season

… from your camera once every couple of weeks,” said Smith, who is also a professor in the Auburn University school of forestry and wildlife sciences. “This can give good information on a deer’s particular patterns throughout the seaso…

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4-H Outdoor Education Programs Excel in National Competitions

… of Alabama 4-H. “These events require youth to build personal and team capacity to compete.”

Pickens County 4-H Forestry senior team members competed in the National 4-H Forestry Invitational on August 1. Members of the team include…

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Alfa Awards Honor Extension Specialists for Helping Farmers


Kim Mullenix, an Alabama Extension beef specialist, received the Alfa Award for Production Agriculture and Forestry Research, while Ayanava Majumdar, an Alabama Extension entomologist, earned the Alfa Award for Production Agric…

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Alabama’s Black Bear

…clined. However, in recent studies have found these populations could be expanding.

Norm Haley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife and natural resources regional agent, said the decrease in the number of black bears was due to sever…

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Venomous Snakes of Alabama

…t is important to know how to identify and avoid these snakes.
Six Venomous Snakes
Bence Carter, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife and natural resources regional agent, said the six venomous snakes of Alabama include the Eastern cor…

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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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Chronic Wasting Disease: What to Know

… not consume meat from a deer with CWD.
Cases of CWD

Mark Smith, an Alabama Extension specialist and professor of forestry, wildlife and natural resources, said that CWD has been around for a while, but the major spread of the disease…

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December is Primetime for Chinese Privet Control

…equiring higher concentration of herbicide, and pose a greater risk to actively growing hardwoods.

Alabama Extension forestry specialist Dr. Nancy Loewenstein said treating privet in December is beneficial because temperatures are cooler…

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