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Watering Tips

…l override the system when it rains or when the soil reaches a preset moisture level. Your county Extension office, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (www.nrcs.usda.gov) or a certified irrigation professional can provide technical …

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Avoiding Poisonous Plants

…son just touching poison ivy, oak or sumac. Andrew Baril, an Alabama Extension regional agent of forestry, wildlife and natural resources, said problems occur with these plants when someone crushes the leaves or stem and releases the oils.

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EMEP: E-waste Management Education Program

…ng E-waste

Saves energy
Generates revenue
Recovers precious metals
Reduces carbon footprints
Conserves natural resources
Reduces environmental pollution
Protects human and animal health
Cuts down on greenhouse gas …

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Recycling Leaves

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generate about 262 million tons of municipal trash each year. They recycle and compost 91 million tons of this material. On average, a single person will recycle and c…

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Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas: Pollinator Ecology

Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas is a four-part series providing information and recommendations for the protection of pollinating insects in urban landscapes throughout the Southeast. Animal pollinators can be birds or even ba…

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Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas: Safe Use of Integrated Pest Management

The fourth in the Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas series focuses on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches to landscaping and pest management from a conservation perspective. The emphasis is on methods that can eliminate…

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Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden

Why You Want These Bugs In Your Garden
Most insects found in your garden don’t harm plants. In fact, 97 percent of the insects you see fall into this category! Such insects are called beneficials because they benefit the garden by pollin…

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