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Bird Houses for Songbirds

Bluebirds, robins, chickadees, titmice, wrens, and purple martins adapt easily to using bird houses. They will choose rural or urban yards alike where there is a small patch of suitable habitat. This may consist of homemade bird hou…

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Rainwater Harvesting for Irrigation Water

While worldwide water consumption is rising at double the rate of the population, the amount of freshwater remains at only 2.5 percent of the world’s water resources. Rainfall replenishes much of the water we use; however, it is predicted t…

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Competitive Events General Contest Policies

The purpose of 4-H is to assist youth in realizing their potential and to help them develop a positive self image. Through learning by doing, 4-H builds confidence and a feeling of accomplishment.

All 4-H projects are for young people. …

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Basics of Integrated Pest Management

This article provides basic information about the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards as they apply to integrated pest management on organic crops. NOP standards reflect specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA-accred…

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Alabama Soils: Coastal Plain

Alabama is home to 6 different soil areas. The areas are divided based on soils with similar parent materials, or geological material. Although there are 6 major soil areas, each area includes hundreds of different soil series, or named soi…

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Understanding NOP Standards for Pest Management in Specialty Crops

This publication provides basic information about the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards as they apply to integrated pest management on organic crops. NOP standards reflect specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA-ac…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Marengo County

Homes are found throughout rural Marengo County and urban development in the Demopolis area occurs on a diversity of soils. Soils in Marengo County  include sandy and loamy upland soils of the Coastal Plain (43%), alluvial terraces and flo…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Macon County

Homes are found throughout rural Macon County on a diversity of soils unlike any other region of the South. Most soils of Macon County are associated with sandy and loamy upland soils of the Coastal Plain (65%).

In the southern part of t…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Bullock County

Homes are found throughout rural Bullock County on  a diversity of soils unlike any other region of the South. North of Union Springs are alkaline and acidic, clayey soils of the Alabama Black Belt prairie region (17.2%). Most of the count…

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30-Minute Exercises Within Your Day

Get moving! Physical activity is as important as eating the right foods. Daily exercise can improve blood pressure and cholesterol, help you manage weight, improve your mood, give you energy, improve your self-image and reduce stress. Any …

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