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Variety Trials

…on conducts statewide performance trials of commercially available varieties of major row crops including corn, cotton, soybeans, small grains, and ryegrass to name a few. Search Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) select publica…

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Cover Crops for Alabama

…ally, choose a cover crop of an opposite type to the next year’s crop (broadleaf versus grass, etc.):

Peanuts or soybeans. Use any winter small grain (rye is usually best).
Corn. Any small winter grain, a winter legume, or both.

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Soils of Alabama

…graphy is generally level to undulating. Elevation is about 600 feet. Most of the land is open and cropped to cotton or soybeans.

Most of the soils of the uplands are derived from cherty limestones. Bodine and Fullerton soils are extensi…

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Food Product Label Requirements

…ucts
eggs
fish (must list species)
crustacean shellfish
tree nuts (must be specific)
wheat
peanuts
soybeans and all soy products

A simple statement following the ingredients panel is the best way to notify consum…

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Climate and Crops iBook

…fic disciplines also contributed.

The iBook focuses on the Southeast’s five major row crops: corn, cotton, peanut, soybean and wheat. It features multiple interactive options, including 17 videos, 33 interactive graphics and hundreds o…

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Zidua Label and Usage in Peanut

…rate, corn can be planted after 2 months, grain sorghum after 6 months, wheat after 1 month, cotton after 2 months, and soybean after 0 month (it is tolerant to Zidua preemergence). Zidua is not expected to cause a similar level of carryove…

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Kudzu Control in Forests, Rights-of-Way & Natural Areas

… the optimal application timing.
Q: What is the best approach to control kudzu patches that are growing on the edge of soybean fields?
This scenario is sensitive, and great care should be taken when treating kudzu. Fencing the kudzu-infes…

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Edamame in the Home Garden

Edamames, Glycine max (L.), are vegetable soybeans consumed at the green stage. In 2013, it was estimated that the United States consumed between 25,000 and 30,000 tons of edamame. Demand is expected to increase as consumers look …

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Raw Poultry Products: What do all those labels mean?

… free.

 
No Added Hormones, No Antibiotics
Ever, All Vegetarian, Organic
Chickens are typically fed corn and soybean diets with added fats, vitamins, and minerals. Some product labels will state “no added hormones,” but that …

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Controlling Quality of Farm-Mixed Swine Feed

… (an indicator of the energy content), moisture, broken kernels, and foreign material. The same analyses are needed for soybean meal, except for grade. Mineral sources (trace mineral premixes, base mixes, and complete supplements) will come…

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Alabama Cottage Food Law: Food Safety (Video II)

… cod; crustacean shellfish, e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp; tree nuts, e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans; peanuts; wheat; and soybeans)
Weight of the product or volume (8 ounces or 1 pint)

Packaging

Purchase food grade packaging …

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Nectar and Pollen Producing Plants of Alabama: A Guide for Beekeepers

…ld a light-colored, mild-flavored honey. Yellow-poplar nectar produces a high-quality, deep-amber, full-flavored honey. Soybeans and cotton also yield an amber honey that has a good flavor. Both of these commonly grown crops may produce eno…

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Sheep Production in the Southeast

…ngredient in feed supplements should be an energy source with supplemental protein. Feed an 80 percent corn, 20 percent soybean meal mixture fed at 1 to 1 1⁄2 pounds per head per day during the last 4 to 6 weeks of pregnancy. This mixture…

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Feeding Broiler Litter to Beef Cattle

…have given similar results when mixed with broiler litter. Studies have shown that all of the corn can be replaced with soybean hulls with equal results. Another common ingredient to use is hominy feed, which is a corn product that is alrea…

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Nitrate Poisoning of Cattle in Alabama

… for their potential for accumulation of toxic levels of nitrates are sorghum, corn, sudangrass, sorghum-sudan hybrids, soybeans, fescue, pearlmillet, and bermudagrass.

In the Southeast, problems are most likely to be encountered with wa…

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