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Numbers of Women in Ag on the Rise

…rbour County Extension  coordinator, guide in Alabama. Annie’s Project is a national program, shared locally through state groups. The six-week course is designed to help women learn more about farm finances and risk management.


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Beginning Farmer Training Videos

…ration with a wide range of institutions, producer groups, and nonprofit organizations for supporting beginning farmers statewide. In collaboration with Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Crotovina, Farmscape Solutions, and The United Ch…

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Exobasidium Leaf and Fruit Spot of Blueberry

… bacterial leaf scorch of blueberry caused by the bacterium Xyllela fastidiosa was documented for the first time in the state in 2011. During the next growing season, a new fungal disease, Exobasidium leaf spot has emerged in the southern r…

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Beware of Invasive Pests

…often have negative impacts to the ecosystem,” Faver said.

According to the USDA, invasive species cost the United States about $40 billion each year in damages and control efforts.
Spread and Control
“Invasive species are spread p…

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Caring for Aging Relatives

…anges are costly, so be sure to find out if private or public funding is available to offset these added costs.

Some states have programs that allow individuals to pay for caregivers, which includes family members. Visit the National Res…

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Pest Alert: Grape Flea Beetle

Grape flea beetle is found in the eastern two-thirds of the United States. These are often the first insect pests in the season to begin attacking grapes. Damaged buds will not develop into primary canes which can reduce grape yields. This …

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Is My Farm a Hobby or a Business?

…ither the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR). The following scenario involves a state tax audit. It was a familiar one with a sad ending.

Husband and wife owned and operated a small cattle farm.

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Register Now for Southern Cover Crop Conference July 16-17

…ies and Soil Moisture
So You Want to Graze Cover Crops?
Weed Management with Cover Crops
Impact of Federal and State Policies on Cover Crop Adoption
Cover Crop Use in Conventional and Organic Vegetable Systems
Essentials of C…

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kNOw to Stroke

…on. (2019). What is TIA? Retrieved from

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Brain basics: Preventing stroke. Retrieved from  https://www.ninds.nih….

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Thrips Predictor Model Helps Make Cotton Management Decisions

…to the fields in droves, planting and making decisions about the upcoming growing season. Researchers at North Carolina State University helped to remove some guesswork from cotton management by developing the thrips predictor model.

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Stocking Rates for Cow-Calf Operations in Alabama

…al across various soil-climate regions of Alabama. These estimates are based on grazing research trials from around the state. They provide a baseline estimate for making on-farm stocking rate decisions and reflect best management practice …

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Thistle Control in Pastures and Hayfields

…ama. Yellow thistle, also known as horrible thistle (Cirsium horridulum), is native and abundant throughout much of the state. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum), another exotic, is occasionally found in Alabama as a pasture weed. Bull thistle…

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Youth Visit AAMU for STEM Day 2019

…Era of STEM” highlights the rise of STEM innovation around the country.

STEM education and careers help the United States to be competitive in a global market. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics expects science and engineerin…

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Brunswickgrass: A Weed in Southern Pastures & Bahiagrass Seed Fields

This plant is native to southern Brazil, northern Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It was introduced in the United States as a soil conservation plant for erosion control and as a potential forage crop. Brunswickgrass is well adapted t…

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