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Managing White-tailed Deer: Camera Surveys

…e a host of different features, and prices range from less than $100 to several thousand dollars. Reliable cameras of good quality, however, can be obtained for a few hundred dollars. Below is an overview of some of the main points to c…

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Pickling Produce

Pickles add zip and zest to your meals, snacks, and party refreshments—if they are good pickles. They enhance the flavor of some foods that contain nutrients essential to good health.

Pickling is one of the oldest kno…

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Nutritional Management of Beef Replacement Heifers

…nt of their mature body weight at first breeding and to reach puberty by 12 to 14 months of age. Breed heifers with the goal of them having their first calf at the age of 2.
Monitor body condition scores (BCS) as heifers are developed. H…

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Blackberry Planting, Spacing, and Trellising

…rowers should:

irrigate in times of drought
train and prune correctly
manage weeds
make sure the soil has good internal drainage

The soil pH should be in the range of 6.0 to 6.5. A soil test will determine the pH and provid…

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Composting This Fall

…e decomposition process.

Kitchen waste, such as coffee grounds, eggshells and fruit and vegetable scraps, are also a good source of compost material. Compost bins for these materials are commercially available in many different forms.

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Forest Roads and Construction of Associated Water Diversion Devices

…rs like to drive into or through their forest. In many cases, existing roads were located and constructed many decades ago, and the landowners feel no cause for concern. But, many of these old roads are improperly located and constructed. R…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Kickin’ Chicken Stew

…am – Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Dr. Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension specialist with SNAP…

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Beef Project

…you are a senior 4-H member, your record book qualifies for entry into the Senior Achievement competition under the category, Animal Project–Production, Large Animal. Winners in this category will either win a trip to Southern Region Yout…

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Weight Bias Among Youth and Adults

…ddressed in Alabama.

While it’s important for health educators to share these sobering facts on obesity, they must go one step further. It’s equally important for educators to be aware of classroom environments that may hinder the ab…

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Recent Rains Ease Wildfire Threat

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—While recent rains are welcome, they did not completely break the drought impacting much of the state. Wildfires remain possible, according to a spokesperson for a USDA Forest Service team on the ground in Alabama….

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Identification of Snakes in Alabama for Forest Workers

…Be aware that many of the practices used on the job, such as raking pine straw and woody debris into piles, can provide good shelter for some snakes. For example, copperheads are fond of using old rock or wood piles as shelter and feeding a…

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Extension Participates in 4-H National Youth Science Day 2019

… 4-H launch of the 2019 National Youth Science Day (NYSD) challenge called Game Changers. Game Changers was designed by Google and the West Virginia Extension Service. It teaches kids ages 8-14 how to use computer science to create games an…

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Breast Cancer Awareness

…r. Special X-ray images detect whether there is abnormal growth or a change in breast tissue. Men do not generally undergo a breast screening or mammogram unless a lump (tumor) has been found. However, men should notify their physician if t…

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What is Urban Extension?

…as of Alabama, the nine urban centers: Anniston/Gadsden, Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Florence, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa. The campaign is part of a systemwide effort to bring awareness to the wide range of topics the A…

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Live Well Alabama: Tips for Healthy Tailgating

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Football season is in full swing. Thousands of fans flock to stadiums every Saturday to cheer on their favorite college teams and spend the day tailgating.

Traditionally, tailgating means high calorie foods, oft…

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