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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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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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Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

…00 cotton acres reaches almost $108 million. Peanut losses are more than $11 million, while combined losses to corn and soybeans total more than $1.7 million.

While farmers did not suffer high livestock deaths, their operations sustained…

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Crop Insurance Not a Guaranteed Payout for Farmers

…ing weeks.

“USDA NASS’s October crop production report estimated Alabama should have statewide records for corn, soybean and cotton crops in 2018,” he said. “Cotton producers were looking for a great year with an estimated yield …

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Moth Activity Rising in Vegetables

… the best control of armyworms is when the caterpillars are small and aggregated.

Corn earworm, cabbage looper and soybean looper moths have also can be found in vegetable fields; those moths lay round eggs singly on tender leaves and …

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Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices 2019

…camba for two years for“over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. This action was informed by input from and extensive collaborat…

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Auxin Herbicides Best Management Practices Training Course

…camba for two years for“over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. This action was informed by input from and extensive collaborat…

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The History and Use of Kudzu in the Southeastern United States

…iods of the year.

Kudzu also serves as a host for significant agricultural diseases and insect pests including Asian soybean rust and the kudzu bug (Megacopta cribraria). Kudzu bugs are of special importance as they were first detected i…

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