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Forest Diseases in the Southeastern United States

On an annual basis diseases “take” more timber in the United States than companies harvest.
Disease is a disorder or abnormal growth that destroys the usefulness of the product.
Disease can be either Abiotic – nonliving disorders …

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The History and Use of Kudzu in the Southeastern United States

Kudzu is an aggressive vine familiar to most people across the southeastern United States. It is a classic example of a plant that was introduced with good intentions, but that has resulted in many bad outcomes. Landowners know all…

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Fire Alert Issued in Alabama, Use Caution

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) issued a statewide fire alert during the week of Sept. 25. Permits for outdoor burning will be restricted and issued on an individual basis at the discretion of the state Fores…

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Hummingbirds in Alabama

…n of their diet.

Since a hummingbird cannot feed all night, it has to slow its body functions during the night. This state of suspended animation is called torpor. The  hummingbird’s body temperature and heart rate (nor-mally about 20…

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Prescribed Fire: Weather

…management decision-making: planting, fire, use of chemicals, and harvesting.

Weather is the current or recent state of the atmosphere and is used to produce climate data.

One way to remember the difference: Climate determines h…

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Mourning Dove Biology & Management in Alabama

…ng doves occur from southern Canada all the way into Central America, and they occupy almost all portions of the United States. Dove hunting contributes millions of dollars of revenue annually to Alabama’s economy. Many landowners in Alab…

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A Landowners Guide for Wild Pig Management

Wild pigs are not native to the Americas. They were first introduced to the United States in the 1500s by the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto, who traveled extensively throughout the Southeast.

Because pigs are highly adaptable …

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Alabama Extension Focused on Quality and Value

…h and problem solving.  Alabama Extension Director Gary Lemme said the organization’s educational outreach spans the state.

“Alabama Extension create economic opportunities for residents, provides the latest resources for improving …

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Alabama’s Black Bear

…e is there are populations of black bears living right here in Alabama. In fact, the black bear is Alabama’s official state mammal. As with any wildlife, there are certain things about black bears people should know.
Black Bear Populatio…

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2018

…vailable to make decisions regarding the management of natural resources.

Forests cover over two thirds of the state. Significant contributions to Alabama’s economy are provided from these forest resources through wood products, …

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Controlling Armadillo Damage in Alabama

…gs can con-tract leprosy from contact with armadillos. The Field Manual of Wildlife Diseases in the Southeastern United States States:

…Whether humans can contract infection (leprosy) from armadillos is debatable, although case histori…

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Venomous Snakes of Alabama

… to one of the most diverse wildlife populations in the country. In fact, Alabama consistently ranks among the top five states in overall biodiversity. Included in this population, are over 50 species of snakes. While most are non-venomous,…

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SmartMap 2.0: The Next Step of Information

…agement regional agent, said many people can benefit from the SmartMap 1.0 and 2.0 workshops.

“Whether it be real estate firms, landowners, outdoorsmen or foresters, all can benefit from these workshops,” Brodbeck said.
Learning Obj…

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Summer: Prime Time for Ticks

…ushing it down the toilet.
Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, with approximately 300,000 cases reported per year. Symptoms of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and E…

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Avoiding Poisonous Plants

…s, visit Alabama Extension online or contact your county Extension office.


Featured Image: Paul Wray, Iowa State University,…

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