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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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Aquatic Resources Team: Project Activities & Impacts 2017

…e in Eutaw (Greene County). Two catfish feed mills are 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, feed …

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Retirement Planning

…lly can help you adjust to changes in circumstances. Following are actions you can take to help during retirement.
Set Goals
The first action necessary in financial planning is to determine what is important to the individual and family m…

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Parenting with Self-Awareness

… remaining in control of ourselves so that we can choose our responses with care.
Sources for further reading:
Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence,10th Anniversary Edition: Why it Can Matter,More than IQ. Bantam Books, 2005.

Christo…

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Advancing Bullying Awareness: Parenting Strategies for a Teen Being Bullied

…ng home from school lately. Is there anything happening to you there?
This is the third time you haven’t wanted to go to school. Is there something happening that makes you feel like you don’t want to go?
I’ve noticed you’ve b…

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Advancing Bullying Awareness: Parenting Strategies for Teens Who Bully Others

…ors. This helps to build a relationship that will benefit you if your teen is displaying behavior issues. If you have a good relationship with school personnel, addressing the bullying behaviors may be less difficult.

Parents and g…

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Parenting and Emotional Self-Control

…our self-awareness). The next step is to translate the messages of our emotions into behaviors that match our parenting goals and values.

In this publication, we talk about self-management skills that help us meet the needs our children …

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103 Ways to Save Money

…egular effort. But they are all simple to incorporate in your daily life. Not all of these tips will apply to everyone. Go through the list and find 10 or 15 that apply to you, and then put them to work.

Cutting costs is a high priority …

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Flood-Damaged Agricultural Buildings

…nto place with nails. Plane and sand as needed to remove humps in the floor. This may not get it into condition to look good uncovered, but it will be smooth enough to serve as a base for a new covering.
Insulation will need to be replaced…

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Standby Generators for Emergency Power

…op standby unit. Power down, switch loads, then repower equipment.
 

Maintenance
Keep the unit clean and in good running condition at all times for immediate use. Accumulation of dust and dirt can cause the motor to overheat whe…

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