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Silvopasture: An Opportunity for Additional Income from Your Forestland

…ahia grass does best in southern and coastal portions of the southeast. Native grasses such as the big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactaloides) species may be g…

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Landowners and Forest Inventories: Frequently Asked Questions

…e much more valuable than a used car, and landowners have no idea what the timber is worth. They have no idea if they got a fair price for their timber.

It is well worth your time and effort to have your timber inventoried prior to a…

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Managing Stress: Guide for Understanding Stressful Situations

…e a traumatic event. They may make you feel as if you cannot conduct your daily activities, such as getting out of bed, going to work, or being around those you love. When stress feels like it is piling up and you feel overwhelmed, profess…

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Checklist for Handling Stress or Traumatic Situations

…g with stress.

What skills worked for you in the past?
How can you use these strengths more effectively?

Set goals from the here and now. Ask yourself the following:

What are my goals for today, this week, this month, this y…

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Escape Vapes

…00 Amount of funding
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802,956 Statewide Social Marketing Campaign Reach (Montgomery, Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile listening areas)
26 Schools
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29 Radio markets…

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Plantings for Wildlife

… among wildlife species. Consider what species you are trying to manage before making planting decisions. What may be good for one species may not be good for another.

Although cover and food can be planted, it is frequently much eas…

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Oaks Part (1 & 2) Management Minute Video

Oak trees are known to be attractive to deer.  Learn more on how you can better manage oak trees on your hunting property in these two videos.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife a…

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Basics of Fall Vegetable Gardening

…n they mature during hot summer weather.

Growing a productive fall vegetable garden requires thoughtful planning and good cultural practices. In Alabama, August and September are the main planting times for a fall garden. Depending on yo…

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Drought-Tolerant Landscapes for Alabama

…t of water needed for home landscape irrigation. This conservation of water becomes increasingly important as municipal governments impose broad watering bans in response to drought situations that create water shortages and strained water …

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Home Orchards Disease and Insect Control Recommendations

…hila (SWD), which is a new pest that infests developing fruit. Make sprays once a week to control or prevent SWD. If maggots are found, pick all blue and ripe fruit from the plants. Also remove fruit from the ground. Burn the fruit or seal …

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Palmer Amaranth (Pigweed) Resistance in Alabama

…arvest by clogging equipment and increasing harvest time, costing producers time and money. Clean fields at planting, a good residual program, and use of multiple modes of actions are critical for optimal pigweed control.

Pigweed resista…

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Canker and Dieback Diseases of Leyland Cypress

…low-rooted tree, site preparation and amending with aged or rotted organic material are critical for maintaining tree vigor.

To minimize competition for water between the tree and surrounding lawn grasses, use aged pine bark or pine stra…

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Horticulture Notes: Harvesting and Curing Sweetpotatoes

… and rela­tive humidity, will affect the shelf life of the sweetpotato. Keeping these facts in mind will help you make good man­agement decisions for your sweetpotato crop.

Sweetpotatoes are usually stored in nonrefrigerated commercial…

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Harvesting, Curing, and Post Harvest Care of Pumpkins and Winter Squash

…ter squash should be well matured and free from injury and decay when stored. They should be kept dry and provided with good air circulation. Control the hu­midity since high humidities will pro­mote decay and lower humidities will cause …

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