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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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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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Mountain Lions In Alabama?

…swer this burning question.
Mountain Lions in Alabama?
Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension regional agent covering forestry, wildlife and natural resources management, said confirmed sightings in Alabama are rare.

“There are suppose…

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Black Bears in Alabama

… were about 50 bears in that area.”
According to Armstrong, who is also a professor in the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, the Mobile population of black bears was imperiled because of the city’s development and…

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Successful Food Plots Begin with Soil Testing

… and the benefits of soil testing.
Soil Testing is Important
Norm Haley, an Alabama Extension regional agent covering forestry, wildlife and natural resource management, said that soil testing is the first step in having a successful food…

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Loewenstein Wins National Award for Leadership in Environmental Education

…ons who make significant contributions in their state to PLT and youth environmental education. In Alabama, the Alabama Forestry Association coordinates PLT.
Loewenstein’s Work
Alabama Cooperative Extension System director Dr. Gary Lemme…

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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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