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2016 Alabama Farm-Raised Catfish Industry Highlights

…utaw (Greene County). There are two catfish feed mills in western Alabama: Uniontown (Perry County) and Demopolis (Marengo County).
The 2016 Economic Impact of the Farm-Raised Catfish Industry to Alabama, including catfish production, fe…

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TMI: Teens Making Impact

…uding interest assessments and interview skills Civic Education-A focus on civic engagement, understanding citizenship, government and community-based service
Community Service – Fosters an understanding of “giving back” to the communi…

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Wild Neighbors: Living with Urban & Suburban Wildlife

…ven the occasional wild turkey can be drawn to your yard. Other guests such as snakes may also think your backyard is a good living space.
Recognizing the Stranger Dangers
When you first encounter an animal with which you are unfamiliar, …

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Freezing Summer’s Bounty of Vegetables

…that might be present.

It is important that only 1 pound (about 1 pint) of vegetables be used in 1 gallon of vigorously boiling water. This may seem like a small amount of vegetables, but you will have a much better product with th…

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Assessing and Managing Storm-Damaged Timber

… photos. In each damaged area, it is important to estimate the percentage of trees that are in one of the following categories so harvests can be prioritized:

Minor bending or leaning. These trees will often naturally recover, and it is …

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Protect Your Holiday Treats Against Bacteria

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –  It’s the holidays! This season of goodwill and giving thanks is also a festive celebration of food. With so many delightful foods to choose from, it’s important to keep holiday treats safe from bacteria.


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Recycling Leaves In Your Yard

… recycling leaves in your yard this year.

“Recycling leaves either for mulch or as compost for improving soil is a good alternative,” said Taylor Reeder, an Alabama Extension home grounds, garden and home pest regional agent.

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Removal of Unwanted Fish in Recreational Fish Ponds

…y drink the water. Pigs, however, might be affected by the rotenone formulation, and ducks and geese may suffer if they gorge themselves on dead or dying fish. Caution: make sure no water containing rotenone runs off your property to kill f…

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Weed Control and Wildlife Enhancement in Recreational Fish Ponds

…f Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Aquatic weeds are a common problem in farm ponds. Some aquatic vegetation might be good for the pond. Rooted aquatic vegetation does provide habitat for some small aquatic animals, which add to the food …

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Fertilization and Liming in Recreational Fish Ponds

…t the food chain, thus increasing the amount of fish the pond supports.

Fertilization, however, will not stimulate a good algae bloom if total alkalinity of the water is below 20 ppm. Check alkalinity first. If alkalinity is below 20 ppm…

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Harvesting and Record Keeping in Recreational Fish Ponds

…d to let the bass reproduce. Once fishing begins, harvest the bass and bream to maintain growth and manage to meet your goals: balanced ponds with good-quality bass and bream fish, trophy bass, or trophy bream.  Tables 4a and 4b provide th…

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Pond Construction and Watershed Management in Recreational Fish Ponds

…cent of all fishing takes place in private ponds.Properly managed ponds provide excellent recreational opportunities. A good fishing pond must be managed like a vegetable garden: It must be seeded (or stocked) properly, limed and fertilized…

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Scorpion Management in Residential Homes

…g grow inside of the female and are born alive. They ride on their mother’s back (figure 1) until the young have undergone at least one molt (shed). After the first molt, the young leave their mother’s back to look for food and shelter…

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Planning Ahead Can Help Keep Santa Out of Debt

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Every year thousands of Americans go into debt during the holidays. With people shopping, attending holiday parties and doing all sorts of activities, it is no wonder we have trouble staying out of debt. An Extens…

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