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Determining Price for Your Products

…d in the crop. There are different systems that will work, but what can you do to understand all of the costs that have gone into producing the product? Crop inputs are usually the easiest to track while items like labor, machinery, utiliti…

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Pruning Produces Bigger Tomatoes

…plants in it. Whether you are a producer or a backyard gardener, growing the biggest and best tomatoes is often the end goal. Pruning tomato plants can help people achieve this goal.

Dr. Joe Kemble, an Alabama Extension commercial vegeta…

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Foal Management: Preweaning Phase

… the initial investment in a foal and to optimize its health and productivity after birth, horse owners should practice good horse management, including gentling, halter breaking, creep feeding, and overall health care.
Health Care
A hors…

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Is My Farm a Hobby or a Business?

…ts. Read the appropriate tax publications.
Understand the state financial and political environment. If taxes cannot go up, one option to increase revenues is to more stringently enforce existing tax regulations.
Recognize that sole p…

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Benefits of Irrigation from an IPM Perspective

… Irrigation System to Direct Water Close to Plant Roots
Any irrigation system is better than nothing at all, since the goal is to direct the water where the plant roots are. For example, a vegetable garden with soaker hose is better than a…

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kNOw to Stroke


Normal: Less than 200 mg/dL
Borderline high: 200 to 239 mg/dL
High: At or above 240 mg/dL

HDL (good) Cholesterol

Normal Levels

Men: 35 to 65 mg/dL
Women: 35 to 80 mg/dL

Less than 25 mg/dL, risk f…

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Thrips Predictor Model Helps Make Cotton Management Decisions

…t of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science, said the model is a valuable tool for producers.

“With the loss of some good insecticide protectants—and resistance to some others—the model provides farmers with valuable information,” …

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Stocking Rates for Cow-Calf Operations in Alabama

…rage production potential using forages that are well adapted to a given area and having well-defined animal production goals can help producers identify sustainable stocking rates in Alabama pasture systems. Having the correct stocking rat…

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Thistle Control in Pastures and Hayfields

… rosettes. Additionally, waiting until after clovers seed before spraying is difficult to do as most thistles will have gone to seed before the clover.

Thistles can be frustrating to producers, but with diligence these pests can be contr…

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Control of Blackberry and Dewberry in Pastures and Hayfields

…need to cut around treated patches for 1 to 2 months. You also can apply in the fall after the last cutting if you have good dewberry growth. To get sufficient growth, however, you may need to mow around dewberry patches over the summer to …

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Youth Visit AAMU for STEM Day 2019

…olunteers arrived on the Alabama A&M University campus from Lawrence, Madison, Tuscaloosa, Colbert, Lauderdale, Montgomery and Mobile counties. The campus visit was coordinated by Urban 4-H Youth Development Specialist Dr. Angela Willia…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Cheesy Quesadillas

…gram-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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Alabama Extension Offers Insight on Center Pivot Irrigation Costs

…rs consider all options when deciding whether to purchase and install irrigation equipment on the farm.

Dr. Brittney Goodrich, an Alabama Extension economist, said irrigation can mitigate one of the largest risks in crop production.


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Getting Started In Commercial Horticulture

…services such as landscaping or landscape maintenance.”
Getting Started
East said producers should start with the end goal in mind.

“Growers need to produce a high quality product, but the bottom line is, it has to sell,” East said. “Y…

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