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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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Economic Impact of a New Broiler House in Alabama

…ler house in Alabama causes a measurable increase in economic activity within the state in terms of construction and ongoing annual operations. Consider the following economic activity created during construction and a broiler house’s f…

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The Brown Recluse Spider

…t injects cytotoxins that cause tissue death or necrosis of the bitten area (Figure 2). Many brown recluse spider bites go unnoticed initially or result in mild stinging. Some people may feel a burning sensation within 30 minutes after the …

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Basics of Crop Sensing

… are mounted on, their light source, and their spatial and spectral resolution. Mounting platforms can be commercial or government satellites, airplanes, unmanned aerial vehicles, balloons, kites, agricultural machinery, or all-terrain vehi…

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Horticulture Notes: Add Garlic to Your Garden

…ll from October to November. In south Alabama, the planting season is extended from October to February.

It is a good idea to practice rotation when planting garlic. Don’t plant garlic where onions or another member of the
Lily fa…

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Nutrient Recommendations for Alabama Crops

… are also given for each crop.

Major sections include:

Pastures, Hay Crops, and Field Crops
Turfgrass Lawns, Golf Courses, and Roadsides
Vegetable Gardens and Commercial Vegetables
Shrubs and Ornamentals
Fruits, Orchard …

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An Emergency Handbook: Preparation and Recovery

The best way to protect your home and family is by preparing ahead of time.
• Keep your home in good repair.
• Remove hazards from your yard.
• Buy appropriate insurance.
• Learn about Firewise Communities.

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Milling Dimensions: Characteristics of Portable Sawmill Owners and Operators

…is also potential for these mills to process timber owned by small-scale private forest landowners that may otherwise go unused, providing landowners and entrepreneurs with alternative income opportunities and filling the niche that lar…

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County Youth Councils, Where to Start

…hool clubs, volunteer-led clubs, special interest clubs, etc.

Effective 4-H Youth Councils

Have clearly defined goals and a purpose that supports the mission of Alabama 4-H.
Actively promote openness to and acceptance of a divers…

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Garden Bugs: Managing Soil Pests in the Garden

…e. Apply granules according to label directions, and work then into the soil to a depth of 4 to 6 inches, followed by a good watering.

White Grubs
White grubs are Japanese, May, and June beetle larvae that are dirty white in color. Th…

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Economic Impact of a New 300-Head Cow-Calf Operation in Alabama

…300-head cow-calf operation in Alabama causes a measurable increase in economic activity within the state in terms of ongoing annual operations. Consider the following total economic activity created during the first full year of operation….

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