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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults—Hydration

…reduce work capacity by 10 to 15 percent.

The color and amount of urine excreted are good indicators of the body’s state of hydration. Urine should be clear and in large quantities, and urination should occur frequently throughout the …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Power Mac and Cheese

…eveloped by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sondra Parme…

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Wasps: Watch Out This Summer

…Alabama Extension entomologist, said yellow jackets are responsible for almost all of the stinging deaths in the United States.

“Unlike other stinging insects, yellow jackets like to sting people,” Hu said. “Unlike honey bees, yell…

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Feeding Game Birds: Pheasant, Quail, and Partridge

…n, and Japanese pheasants. The common English pheasant also originated in Asia and was first introduced into the United States in the late 1700s and early 1800s in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Within a few years, they became well establishe…

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Pickens County 4-H Forestry Team Advances to National Competition

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.–The Pickens County 4-H senior forestry team won the annual Alabama 4-H State Forestry Invitational. Members of the team include Logan Snipes, Kade Lucas, Abel Abernathy and Luke Koon.

Youth from across the State

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Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

… the shoot remain green (figure 3).

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About the Insect
In the United States, bermudagrass stem maggot (Atherigona reversura) is only a problem on bermudagrass and stargrass (Cynodon spp.). …

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Massive Yellow Jacket Nests Appearing Again In Alabama

…However, one nest in South Carolina was documented with more 250,000 workers.”
Large Numbers
Ray believes that the state may see large numbers of perennial nests this year.

“We confirmed two nests in May and have indications of a …

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The Buzz: Pollinators are Essential

…s are paid to climb into the fruit trees with feathers and pollinate. With high agricultural expectations in the United States, producers cannot afford to pay humans to complete a job pollinators have done cost-free for so long.

Yes, bee…

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Alabama Extension Participates in NUEC 2019

… 2019, individuals from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs (the state office) participated in the National Urban Extension Conference (NUEC). The University of Washington in Seattle ho…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants in Livestock Production Systems

…bean or the Rasberry crazy ant, are fast becoming an economic, ecological, and nuisance pest in the southeastern United States. They have been a serious problem in parts of Florida and Texas for more than 10 years and are spreading to other…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants Around Homes

…aribbean or Rasberry crazy ant, are fast becoming an economic, ecological, and nuisance pest in the southeastern United States. They have been a serious problem in parts of Florida and Texas for over 10 years and have begun spreading to oth…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants: Guidelines for the Pest Management Professional

…ntrol.

Tawny crazy ants (TCA), Nylanderia fulva (Mayr), were accidentally introduced into the United States mainland from abroad. They form large colonies that consist of numerous nest sites occurring over large foraging …

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Controlling Scale Insects and Mealybugs

…is known for more common varieties. You may need a professional to confirm the exact species you are dealing with. Most state land grant universities have a plant pest diagnostic lab and can provide an accurate identification, usually for a…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants in Plant Nurseries

…ribbean or Rasberry crazy ants, are fast becoming an economic, ecological, and nuisance pest in the southeastern United States. They have been a serious problem in parts of Florida and Texas for more than 10 years and have begun spreading t…

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What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse

… daily basic needs of an older adult such as food, water, shelter, clothing, bathing, or providing medical care. In the state of Alabama, this also includes self-neglect.
Abandonment occurs when an older adult is intentionally left alone…

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