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Thinning Loblolly Pine Stands To Benefit Wildlife & Timber Production

…y. In rare instances, the tree can live up to 300 years, but it normally reaches maturity at around 80 years.
A common misconception is that loblolly and other southeastern pines create poor wildlife habitat. In particular, many believe th…

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Water Corrosivity and Your Plumbing System

If the pH is above 7.6, the water should not be particularly corrosive to metal plumbing.

It is a common misconception that water with a pH of 7 or slightly above is not corrosive. In fact, water with a pH of 7 can be some wh…

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Growing Roses

…. Hybrid perpetuals are hardy and withstand low winter temperatures without protection.

Shrub Roses
These are a miscellaneous group of hybrids, native species, and varieties that develop large, dense growth useful in general landsca…

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Alabama Gardening Calendar

Check stored bulbs and discard rotten ones.
Make indoor plantings of amaryllis, callas, and gloxinias.


Prune winter-damaged limbs.
Give houseplants a bath in lukewarm water to remove dust.
To keep …

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Sheep Production in the Southeast

be convenient, strong, and solid enough to hold the flock
provide ample space allotments (table 1)

The miscellaneous equipment needed for sheep production is small, relatively inexpensive, and serves a special purpose. Prod…

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Crop Insurance Not a Guaranteed Payout for Farmers

…018 are now an untapped opportunity for producers to increase averages on a record year because of a natural disaster.
Misconceptions and Moving Forward
Producers are focused on making damage assessments and reports as they petition state…

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About Soils

…re sticky when wet and form hard clods when dry, making moisture content extremely important during tillage. The common misconception that clayey soils are heavier than sandy soils has lead to the incorrect term heavy clay. Dry clays are ac…

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Opioid Crisis

…will entail “substituting a new addiction for an old addiction” (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2017). This is a misconception. The medications do not produce a “high” in individuals who have developed a high tolerance to opioids…

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Alfalfa Mixtures Helping Extend The Growing Season

…aid that many believe that alfalfa cannot grow in the state.

“Because we saw a decline in production, there is the misconception that alfalfa does not grow in the Southeast,” Mullenix said. “Historically, alfalfa grew throughout th…

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