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Slug Management in Vegetables

…s do not provide control. Commercial snail and slug-control materials typically contain:

Iron phosphate (e.g., Sluggo by Montery, OMRI-certified; Bonide Slug Magic for Gardens),
Volatile oil blend (Monterey All Natural Snail & S…

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About Soils

…ant roots are found in the topsoil, or A horizon, this layer has the greatest effect on plant growth. A typical soil in good condition has four physical components: minerals, air, water, and organic material.  
Mineral
The mineral compo…

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How to Grow Your Oyster Garden

Welcome to a new oyster gardening season. New volunteers, we are happy to have you join us; seasoned volunteers, it is great to have you back. This fact sheet will tell you everything you need to know to get started with your oyster garden….

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Understanding NOP Standards for Pest Management in Specialty Crops

…r IPM approaches described in this publication. These are available at the Alabama Vegetable IPM website (www.aces.edu/ go/87). Contact your certifying agency before using off-farm inputs and implementing pest management practices. Refer to…

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Worms on Tomatoes

…less high numbers are present. Beet armyworm egg masses are covered by fuzzy white scales and are easy to spot. It is a good idea to check or shake some of the lower foliage for beet armyworm egg masses and larvae.

Fruit sampling serves …

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Snails and Slugs in Peanuts

…tion.

Below are management recommendations that are very limited in row crops due to high cost of materials. It is a good idea to check with company representatives for purchasing snail/slug control products, as they are very different f…

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Introduction to Conservation Systems

Soil conservation is an important part of conservation cropping systems. There are many benefits for producers who choose to employ soil conservation practices on-farm.

Learn more about conservation systems in this video featuring inform…

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Planting Date and Variety Selection Effects on Wheat Yield

…h, which, in turn, may result in severe winter kill or damage from late-spring freezes.
Early maturing varieties are good options for planting late in the season. In cases where you don’t have information about a variety’s vernalizat…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Macon County

…ank filter fields may need special attention because the soils percolate water very slowly. However, the soils are very good for small pond construction.

Native vegetation includes grasses, deciduous shrubs, red cedars (juniper), and…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Bullock County

…ank filter fields may need special attention because the soils percolate water very slowly. However, the soils are very good for small pond construction.

Native vegetation includes grasses, deciduous shrubs, red cedars (juniper), and mix…

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Catfish Fingerling Producers and Dealers July 2018

…: (334) 887-7864

email: sepond-opelika@aol.com

web: www.sepond.com/index.htm

 
Marshall County
Terry L. Goldsby, C.E.O.

AquaServices

23360 Hwy. 431

Guntersville, AL  35976

(888) 669-3337

MontGomery County
Am…

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Cowpea Curculio Management in Alabama

…rculio populations before and after insecticide applications to document successes.

During production season it is a good idea to directly check southern pea plants and weeds (e.g., sicklepod) located along the field edges. Scouting may …

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High Tunnel Construction

…ade rapidly in sunlight. Most high tunnel framework is not constructed to support crops. Reinforce the frame if you are going to use it as part of your crop support. Planning ahead is the key for a cost-efficient and structurally sound fram…

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Home Garden Vegetables, Insect Control Recommendations

…ents are released slowly, in contrast to synthetic fertilizers, which provide “quick-fix” nutrients. When possible, good compost should be purchased from a trusted local source; buying poor quality compost may result in insect infestati…

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Nutrient Removal by Alabama Crops

…uch as 100 pounds per acre of nitrogen are returned to the soil in the crop residue.
Phosphorus
Crop removal is not a good indicator of fertilizer phosphorus needs. Well-fertilized soils have an abundant reserve of soil phosphorus which i…

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