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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2017

The mission of the Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Team is to provide the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the management of Natural Resources.

Forest produc…

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USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –Farmers and producers in 25 Alabama counties affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WH…

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Commercial Horticulture: Programs, People & Educational Resources

The Commercial Horticulture Program provides research-based information to nurseries, landscape companies, and fruit and vegetable growers with conventional or organic production systems. This is done through regional meetings, ad…

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Soil Health in Alabama

Properties of a Healthy Soil

High organic matter content
Optimal nutrients and pH for plant growth
Stable aggregates to promote water infiltration
Large population of beneficial organisms
No compaction layers
No co…

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Agricultural Best Management Practices for Water Quality

…education and awareness. For more information on agricultural BMPs for controlling nonpoint source pollution, visit the Natural Resources Conservation Services website at www.nrcs.usda.gov.

Best Management Practices
Nutrient management …

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IPM Guides Useful Tools For Farmers

…oper use of pesticides and herbicides.

Dr. J. Mike Phillips, Alabama Extension director of agriculture, forestry and natural resources, said these are great resources for producers.

“The IPM guides combine important information into o…

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The ABCs of Climate Variability

…abama; forecasts of near future; basic and advanced scientific facts; news and climate-related risks on agriculture and natural resources are available at www.aces.edu/climate.

ENSO Impacts on Southeastern Agriculture

Du…

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Alabama IPM Communicator Newsletter

…of crops grown in Alabama. This newsletter promotes sustainable agriculture, i.e., successful farming without depleting natural resources so that future generations can have productive land for food production. Currently there are over 2,60…

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Nutrient Management Planning for Broiler AFOs

…d crops. Although not required, the owner or operator may wish to have his or her plan reviewed and approved by a local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District conservationist.
Background
Alabama’s National Pollutant Disc…

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Livestock Carcass Disposal

…ontaminate the water table, creeks, ponds, rivers, watersheds, and other water sources when disposing of a carcass. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is available to help identify appropriate livestock burial sites that meet…

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Financial Assistance

…s to collaborate with project partners to increase restoration and sustainable use of soil, water, wildlife and related natural resources on regional or watershed scales. Through the program, the NRCS helps producers implement and maintain …

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High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques

…potential costs and returns prior to getting into high tunnel farming. A possible avenue of support is through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, which offers financial assistance for high tunnel construction. The net profit …

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