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Fertilizing the Organic Garden

… P2O5, and K2O Organic and Mineral Sources
Nitrogen Organic Sources

Leaf compost (1-3%)
Chicken manure (3%)
Soybean/cottonseed meal (6%)
Blood meal (13%)
Fish meal (10%)
Animal tankage (9%)

Nitrogen Mineral Sources

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Garden Bugs: Managing Above-Ground Pests in the Garden

…ng before they become active.
Interplant nonhost crops like potatoes among bean plants to disrupt egg-laying.
Use soybeans as a trap cover. Bean beetles prefer soybeans planted nearby over snap or lima beans.

Spider Mites

Sp…

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Kudzu Control in Residential Areas

…ly reduce the number of kudzu bugs and the foul chemical smell they emit when found in high numbers in kudzu patches or soybean fields. However, kudzu bugs can fly for several miles and some may still find your home. Kudzu bug populations c…

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Integrated Pest Management Guides

…opland, IPM-0223
Pastures/Forages, IPM-0028
Peanuts, IPM-0360
Safety, IPM-1293
Small Grains, IPM-0458
Soybeans, IPM-0413
Stored Grain, IPM-0330
Submitting Samples, IPM-01294 
Appendix, IPM-1317

For questions…

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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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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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