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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)


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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Bioengineered Crops: Methods Used to Change Plants

…disease, and herbicides or to enhance nutritional value. Farmers grew the first BE crops in the 1990s: papaya, corn, soybean, and cotton.
Methods Used to Change Plants
Traditional Breeding

Scientists select plants with desired tra…

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