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Checklist for Handling Stress or Traumatic Situations

…lor, therapist, or psychologist. He or she may be able to help you build or improve on these life skills.
National and State Resources

National Crisis Hotline

(1-800) 273-TALK (8255)

Alabama Department of Public Health

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Escape Vapes

…onic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among high school students has increased at a staggering rate. According to the United States Surgeon General, e-cigarette use is higher among youth than adults and has become a national epidemic. These high…

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Drought-Tolerant Landscapes for Alabama

…Mobile Botanical Gardens, and selected agents in the Alabama Cooperative Extension System from different regions of the state. The majority of the plants in the tables are hardy over a wide portion of Alabama; however, plants are included t…

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Palmer Amaranth (Pigweed) Resistance in Alabama

…e of action for weed management for years has led to the development of herbicide-resistant weeds throughout the United States. * Pigweed throughout this article refers to Palmer amaranth.

Palmer amaranth (also known as Palmer pigweed)* …

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Canker and Dieback Diseases of Leyland Cypress

…nterey cypress in California. Within 20 years, a dieback and canker disease caused by the fungus Seridium cardinale devastated stands of this tree in the hot and dry Central Valley of California. During the same time frame, native stands of…

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Managing Fusiform Rust on Loblolly and Slash Pine in Forest and Landscape Settings

… fire suppression policy that increased the oak abundance, the disease became widespread throughout the southern United States in the 1970s. Today, despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars to minimize its impacts, fusiform rust rema…

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Economic Impact of a New Broiler House in Alabama

…00-square-foot (66’ × 600’) broiler house in Alabama causes a measurable increase in economic activity within the state in terms of construction and ongoing annual operations. Consider the following economic activity created during c…

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The Brown Recluse Spider


The brown recluse spider has been collected throughout Alabama but is more commonly found in the northern half of the state. It is commonly found indoors in storage areas such as closets, basements, and cellars. The spiders take shelter i…

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Nutrient Recommendations for Alabama Crops

…with the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) have developed nutrient recommendations for crops grown in the state. These recommendations are in table form and contain recommendations by crop based on soil test rating (low, mediu…

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Milling Dimensions: Characteristics of Portable Sawmill Owners and Operators

…of a species such as loblolly pine that is readily available in retail stores.

One-third of sawmill owners surveyed stated that they never keep itemized expenses for their sawmill operation, preventing them from knowing if they are pr…

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County Youth Councils, Where to Start

…ship and leadership skills by attending or participating in the 4-H Youth Leadership Conference, 4-H Midwinter Retreat, State 4-H Ambassador program, and other leadership and citizenship events.
Help report the successes of the 4-H progr…

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Economic Impact of a New 300-Head Cow-Calf Operation in Alabama

The entry of a new 300-head cow-calf operation in Alabama causes a measurable increase in economic activity within the state in terms of ongoing annual operations. Consider the following total economic activity created during the first full…

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Selection and Care of Dogwoods

…in Alabama is the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida). The flowering dogwood is native to the eastern half of the United States. It is a deciduous tree that can grow 15 to 30 feet in height and is generally wider than it is tall. The dogwood…

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The ABCs of Climate Variability

Water temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean affect weather patterns throughout the United States. Alabama is no exception—the reason why farmers, cattle producers, and others involved in agriculture not only should take note …

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