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Demonstration and Research Commercial Applicator Permit Information (D&R)

…Pesticide Applicators that demonstrate the use of pesticides or supervise their use; for applicators conducting field research. (i.e. Extension Agents, Specialists and Commercial Representatives.)
Exam Information:
General Standards Test …

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The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE)

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) was authorized as part of the 1985 Farm Bill and first funded in 1988 as LISA (Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture) program. The name was changed to SARE in the early 1990s…

Early Developing Peach Varieties Take A Hit

…o we are likely to see fewer of these peaches on the market.”
Looking for Damage
Vinson, who is also an assistant research professor in Auburn University’s Department of Horticulture, explains how producers should look for damage to the…

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Forest Diseases in the Southeastern United States

…t described near Alabama in 1934 with hundreds of acres of pine with “little-leaves” and no apparent cause. Extensive research by the Forest Service and various state agencies identified and determined the cause as a “disease complex” which…

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Give the Master Gardener Helpline a Ring

…ine connects callers with a knowledgeable team of MGs who can help answer all of your gardening questions. Armed with research and Alabama Cooperative Extension System publications, these volunteers also contact specialists to find the answ…

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Street Trees 4: Proper Pruning

…ning and shaping should have been done at the nursery but, if pruning is required, wait until after the first season. Research indicates that pruning inhibits root growth. The first season’s priority is establishment. Maintenance pruning …

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Street Trees 2: The Design

…uickly than larger trees due to less root loss and subsequent stress experienced by larger trees. For mass plantings, research that is promising and ongoing is using seed or small seedlings with the protection of tree shelters for site plan…

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Street Trees 1: The Problem and the Solution

…ur cities, they often did not have the knowledge, sensitivity, or budget to offer a comfortable, livable environment. Research was not available at the time to show the economic, psychological, and environmental advantages of blending natur…

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Lock Your Meds®

Coordinated by the Association of Extension Administrators, all nineteen 1890 land-grant institutions are participating in the Lock Your Meds® campaign, working to promote awareness of the proper handling and disposal of prescription medic…

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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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