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Management of Fall Armyworm in Pastures and Hayfields

…es. In closely grazed fields, the grass may seem to thin out and develop brown spots similar to those sometimes seen on golf courses (fig. 3). These spots look burned or browned out. This appearance is the result of grass plants rapidly deh…

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Foliar Feeding Vegetables

… needs before you plant and apply it as directed. Trying to play catch up while the plants are in the ground is never a good idea.
Micronutrients
On the other hand, micronutrients (including zinc, boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenu…

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The Buzz: Pollinators are Essential

…job pollinators have done cost-free for so long.

Yes, bees do sting, but there is no truth to the saying “the only good bee is a dead bee.” Pollinators are important! Without bees, people wouldn’t be able to enjoy many favorite foo…

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Growing Horticultural Crops: Things To Consider

…ey, but the bottom line is it has to sell. You do not get paid for growing produce, you get paid for selling it. If the goal is to sell the produce, growers need to consider where their market is. Some common ways people market their produc…

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

…iscrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter al…

Nutrition for Backyard Chicken Flocks

…amily should consider its economic situation before starting a home flock. A successful home chicken flock will require good breeding stock combined with careful management, disease control, and an adequate feeding program.

Unless you ha…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants in Livestock Production Systems

…ng trails are quite apparent (≥4 inches wide) and individuals forage erratically. Foraging trails will often be found going up and down trees and fences, following seams in concrete surfaces, following structural barriers, and in large op…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants Around Homes

…s are quite apparent (approximately 4 inches wide), and individuals forage erratically. Foraging trails often are found going up and down trees and fences, following seams in concrete surfaces, following structural barriers, and moving in l…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants: Guidelines for the Pest Management Professional

…and biology, pest management professionals (PMP) must
be able to identify both species (figures 1 and 2). A reference (Gochnour et al. 2015) listed at the end of this publication can help you differentiate between these two pest ant specie…

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Controlling Scale Insects and Mealybugs

…tics
Scale insects are plant parasites. A few species can kill the host plant on which they feed. But most plants undergo a slow decline over several years. Unless you sample for scale insects, this loss of plant vigor is often thought to …

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants in Plant Nurseries

…aging trails are quite apparent (≥4 in. wide) and individuals forage erratically. Foraging trails will often be found going up and down trees, fences, following seams in concrete surfaces, following structural barriers, and in large open …

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What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse

… This harmful behavior occurs in a relationship where trust is expected (CDC, 2019). Most abuse acts fall under six categories:

Physical abuse includes hitting, kicking, slapping, pushing, or burning.
Sexual abuse occurs when an old…

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Crop Pest Alert: Moth Activity Shoots Up in Alabama

…terpillars feeding in vegetable crops which corresponds to the high moth numbers seen in sticky wing traps.

LCB is a good indicator species for drought and stress conditions. The high moth numbers is a sign of increased risk to crops lik…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Skillet Spaghetti

… System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

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

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Deciding Which Blueberry Cultivars to Plant

…er an extended period.

The danger of frost is always a concern, but growers can add a few southern highbush types to go along with the rabbiteye types. Southern highbush cultivars do produce an early fruit that is very good quality. The …

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