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Pickling Foods at Home

…he name implies, fruits simmered in spicy syrup then packed and processed.  Watermelon rind pickles fall into this category.
Relishes are mixtures of fruits and/or vegetables that are chopped, seasoned and cooked in a vinegar an…

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Summer Food Safety Tips

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019, May). Foodborne Germs and Illnesses. Retrieved from

Source: Terence Martin, Ph.D., Urban EFNEP Program Manager, and Tamara Warren, …

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Evaluating Water Quality for Poultry

…ortance of providing a sufficient amount of water or adequate access to it is well accepted; however, the importance of good water quality is becoming apparent with antibiotic-free production. Water quality attributes can have a direct or i…

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Extension Leads in Advancing Alabama

…nce Alabama!

Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources
Animal Sciences and Forages

58% of 300 goat and sheep farmers and food producers completed surveys for the Alternative Livestock program. Assessment surveys in…

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4-H Wildlife Teams Compete in State Competition


“I am proud of our Lee County senior team. WHEP is a wonderful opportunity for students, and it teaches them to be good stewards of Alabama’s natural resources,” Nina McCormick said. “This team practiced hard and put in many study hour…

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Alabama Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Resources

…an trust and have confidence in the entire beef industry.

BQA programs have evolved to include best practices around good record keeping and protecting herd health, which can result in more profits for producers. When better quality cows…

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Fish Relative Weight Calculator

Relative weight is an index used by fisheries biologists to determine if a fish is in good condition, fat, or thin. It is calculated by dividing the weight of a fish by the expected weight for a fish of the same species at the same length g…

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Alabama Commodity Feed Contact List

Types of feedstuffs handled: #2 yellow corn
Delivery: Bulk only. Full hoper load minimum

Godfrey’s Warehouse, Inc.

Address: 255 W. Jefferson Street, Madison, GA
Phone: 706-342-0264
Contact: Brian …

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Beneficial Insects: Welcomed Visitors to Home Gardens

… Angelica

“Even though these and other flowering plants and shrubs are their go-to’s, when desperate, beneficial insects venture to other plants,” Edwards said.
Insect Pests
When insect pests are…

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Alabama Planting Guide for Forage Legumes

Apply lime and fertilizer at levels appropriate to soil test result recommendations.

2. Seed

with good, high-quality seed and good seeding techniques.
with certified seed for added assurance of high seed quality.

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Get EGGcited for 4-H Poultry Week

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Calling all Alabama 4-H members! Registration is now open for the 2019 Alabama 4-H Poultry Week events. Scheduled for the week of June 24, all events will be hosted in Auburn, Alabama.

“We are excited about …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Sneaky Mashed Potatoes

…ed Potatoes. Can you keep a secret? Try Sneaky Mashed Potatoes with hidden cauliflower. Hiding vegetables in foods is a good way to get kids to eat healthy.

3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 10-ounce package or 1 hea…

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Biology and Control of Mole Crickets

…) with elongated bodies. The front pair of legs bear dactyls and the hearing organ called the tympanum, which is analogous to human ears (Figure 1). Neoscapteriscus mole crickets have two clawed dactyls on their forelegs that separate the…

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Beef Cow Pregnancy Examination

… is usually no substantial price difference between blood tests and transrectal palpation.

While there are certainly good reasons to use the blood tests for pregnancy diagnosis in some herds (especially if veterinary services are not rea…

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Common Complications With Calving

…within 12 hours. If your herd is experiencing a more frequent occurrence than the typical 3 to 5 percent, it would be a good idea to reevaluate your herd management program. Cows with retained placentas are often slower to rebreed.


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