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Flood-Damaged Agricultural Buildings

…Extension office has information on the methods necessary for safe cleanup.
Farm shop: Clean, dry, and lightly oil all metal tools to prevent rusting. Power tools will need individual cleaning and drying before they are used. Belts, nails,…

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Managing White-tailed Deer: Camera Surveys

Landowners and hunters continually seek new tools, information, and techniques for managing white-tailed deer on their properties. One technique that has grown quite popular is the use of game cameras to conduct surveys of local deer herd…

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Residential Landscape Design

Landscape design is the art of developing a property for its greatest use and enjoyment. Effective landscape design is also a science because it involves understanding the environment around your home and selecting plants that perfo…

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Preparing Your Property for Dairy Goats/Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Goat and Sheep Facilities
While shelters and fences are primary components of facilities, there are additional features to consider, …

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Wise Methods of Canning Vegetables

Aren’t you proud when you look in your pantry and see all those jars of pretty canned food? Or has your canned food begun to turn dark, leaking liquid from under the lid, or is it cloudy looking? Learn the latest methods and t…

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Cold Injury to Ornamental and Fruit Trees

Ornamental and fruit trees in Alabama can take a blow from extreme weather: severe droughts, insufficient chilling periods for fruit trees in winter months, and late-spring freezes that can cause significant cold injury. By recogniz…

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Salvaging Furniture

Decide which pieces are worth restoring. Make your decision according to these factors:

extent of damage
cost of the article
sentimental value
cost of restoration

Consider each piece individually. Antiques may be worth th…

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Low-Stress Cattle Handling

Everyone involved in beef cattle production will at some time work cattle. Sound cattle handling practices will affect the well-being of cattle, individual animal health, and herd productivity. These practices are the result of deca…

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High Tunnel Construction

High tunnels are unheated, plastic-covered, structures, usually with passive ventilation through roll-up or roll-down side walls. Height varies from 6 feet to more than 17 feet, depending on the crop grown and the equipment used. Typical hi…

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