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Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program

… are interested in helping improve the water and habitat quality of Mobile Bay, the Mississippi Sound, and the Little Lagoon by directing our efforts toward raising baby oysters (spat) and planting them on area reefs.

For more informatio…

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Winter Storms

…eep cold air out.
Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected every year.
If you go away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55°F.


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Chronic Wasting Disease

…e deer, elk, moose, and caribou. CWD is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) similar to scrapie in sheep and goats, bovine spongiform encephalopathy
(mad cow disease) in cattle, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans.
What cau…

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Fixed-Radius Plots as Inventory Method in Southern Forests

… are sampled accordingly for attributes such as tree count, species, diameter, and height.

Naturally, some trees are going to be only partially within the desired radius. In these situations, the tree is included and measured as long as …

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Eating Smart • Being Active

…rrent health and nutrition research. A food sampling, small incentive, and physical activity are included.
Lessons and Goals

Lesson 1, Get Moving! Goal: Families enjoy being active.
Lesson 2, Plan, Shop, Save. Goal: Families plan …

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CATCH Programs

…to prepare simple, healthy foods they can make for themselves and other family members at home. In addition, they learn good food safety practices.

CATCH is a school and after-school program. It includes three lesson levels: (1) Jump Int…

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Today’s Mom

…re, during, and after pregnancy.

The program is comprised of a series of six lessons, each containing clearly stated goals. Each lesson consists of verbal and written instructions along with interactive activities designed to help moms-t…

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Common Pregnancy Discomforts

…d may help to prevent cramps from occurring.

Try these foot exercises:

Bend and stretch your foot up and down vigorously thirty times.
Rotate your foot eight times one way and eight times the other way.
Repeat with the other f…

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Moms to Be: From Seed to Melon

…of a bell pepper, measuring around 5 1/2 inches long and weighing around 7 ounces.
Week 19: Baby is the size of a mango, measuring around 6 inches long and weighing around 8 ounces.
Week 20: Baby is the size of a sweet potato, measuri…

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Moms to Be: Physical Activity and Pregnancy

…and physically beneficial. Labor and delivery are very stressful on the body; it will be easier for moms-to-be who have good muscle tone. Women who are physically active during pregnancy experience shorter labor and less need for Caesarean …

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Recertification Testing Information and What To Do When You Pass Your Test

… to submit your application. Please check the box for “Recertifica tion,” not for your pesticide applicator category (i.e., if you have OTPS, check Recertification and not OTPS). Once ADAI has approved your application, you will rec…

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Recertification Permit Information for Commercial Applicators (RECERT)

This commercial category is for applicators that currently hold certification in a category but have not attained the required amount of points to have it renewed. The permit cannot be expired for more than one year in order to qualify for…

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Wood Treatment Commercial Applicator Permit (WT)

This commercial category is for applicators who treat wood products to prevent decay.

Click on the text to link to materials and forms. When necessary, the link will bring you to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries webs…

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Wood Destroying Organisms Commercial Applicator Permit Information (WDC/WDO)

This commercial category is for pesticide applicators who apply pesticides for the purpose of preventing, controlling, or eradicating termites,  various wood borers, fungi, and/or other wood destroying organisms within, under and on struct…

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