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Phosphorus Basics: Understanding Phosphorus Forms and Their Cycling in the Soil

…hosphorus cycle in soil can be correlated with the types of money in your bank. Just as money can be separated into categories—savings or checking accounts, the checks you carry for use as needed, and the cash you keep with you—phosphor…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Tasty Tacos Recipe

…ystem 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 Dr. Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension specialist with SN…

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Attracting Garden Pollinators

…e can be helpful, but as most gardeners know, it can also be harmful. Monitoring the crop is an easy way to determine a good time for application. When flowers are open and pollinators are out, refrain from using pesticides. Pollinators are…

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Target Spot, Areolate Mildew Damaging to Cotton

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Target spot and areolate mildew—both cotton fungal diseases—can cause widespread early defoliation. According to an Alabama Extension plant pathologist, the target spot is a greater threat to intensively manage…

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Profit Profiles of Commodities

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Total estimated receipts (number of head) for the current week, previous week as well as year to date and year ago to date are provided.
Select Production Cost Items
This page provides selected production cost/prices paid by farme…

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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults— Carbohydrates

…can be stored in the body. While body fat can be stored in almost unlimited supply, carbohydrates cannot. Maintaining a good dietary supply of carbohydrates becomes increasingly important to exercising persons and athletes. Research has sho…

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Cut Stump Herbicide Treatments for Invasive Plant Control

…tumps appear to “bleed” water following cutting.
What equipment do I need?
For larger stems, you typically need a good chainsaw, although a lightweight brush saw is fine for smaller stems. A handsaw or pruning shears are adequate for …

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Alabama 4-H Grows

The Alabama 4-H Grows Garden Project offers young people hands-on gardening experiences. Each tier, or level, provides a different gardening experience by directly engaging in getting-their-hands-dirty gardening education. Any youth, 9–18…

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A New Virus Disease in Alabama Cotton

…h an estimated farm gate income of $325 million and yield of 899 pounds lint per acre on 470,000 acres in 2018, cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) is Alabama’s most economically important agronomic crop. With the exception of the whitefly-transm…

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New Training Required To Use Paraquat Products

…in the EPA rules.”
More Information
Additional information about the new required trainings can be found at www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/paraquat-dichloride-training-certified-applicators. For further information, contact Dr. Tho…

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Poultry Pest Management

…ceilings, and floors. At night, the mite becomes active and crawls onto the bird to take a blood meal. Infestations may go unnoticed unless birds are examined at night. If mites are found on the birds only at night, this indicates that it i…

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Alabama Prospective Planting Numbers Released

…RN, Ala.—A year of tumultuous weather and natural disasters, 2018 brought challenges where expectations were high for good yields and market pricing. In Alabama alone, producers experienced hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding on top of the…

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