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State 4-H Ambassadors

The State 4-H Ambassadors are a team of 4-H members representing Alabama from across the State. Serving as ambassadors for Alabama 4-H, members represent the organization Statewide while collaborating with Extension faculty to plan, coordin…

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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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Alabama Extension Partners With Alabama State Parks

AUBURN, Ala. –Alabama Extension and the Alabama State Parks are partnering to educate the public about venomous snakes in Alabama. The State parks will distribute a card that identifies venomous snakes found in Alabama to visitors at the…

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

…or program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities m…

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Widespread Viruses in Southeastern Blueberry Fields

In the United States, from 2007 to 2016, there was a 70 percent and 106 percent increase in blueberry acreage and production, respectively. With such a rapid expansion, it is imperative to account for major pest problems adversely affecting…

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Crop Pest Alert: Peanut and Vegetable Insect Pests

…cco budworm or corn earworm found.
Lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) moth numbers are high in peanut growing areas of the state with sandy soil and dry weather. Parts of central Alabama are also becoming strong LCB flight zone. This is a case…

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Lightning Bugs: Summer’s Night Light

…bama Master Gardeners program is used to expand the outreach mission of Extension. Volunteers from MG groups around the state work the phones answering questions—running the gamut from vegetable gardens to lawns and trees.

Call 1-877-A…

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SOW–A Planting Companion

…e App Store here or the Google Play Store here.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and North Carolina A&T State University Extension have partnered to provide crop and planting information for growing zones 6a, 6b, 7b, 8a and …

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Master Gardener Helpline Provides Valuable Garden Information

…bama Master Gardeners program is used to expand the outreach mission of Extension. Volunteers from MG groups around the state work the phones answering questions—running the gamut from vegetable gardens to lawns and trees.

 

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Fig Production Guide

…ig trees are deciduous plants that can grow as high as 60 feet in some regions of the world. In the southeastern United State, however, maximum heights are typically 15 to 25 feet because of cold injury. The leaves can be rather large (widt…

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Lesser Cornstalk Borer Numbers High in Dry Summers

…y soils. Moth numbers can often be high in central and southeast and Alabama. Currently, moth numbers exceed 3,000 from statewide traps (doubled activity since June), suggesting the scattered showers the state has received are not enough.

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Perilla Mint: Continue to Scout Through the Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – In some areas of the state, the hot, dry weather may have limited the availability of some forages. These conditions often tempt livestock to consume anything that is green. Some poisonous plants have become mast…

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Milk Care – Dairy Goats and Sheep

…o through a stringent FDA approval process for safety and efficacy. By law, no meat or milk products sold in the United States are allowed to contain antibiotic residues that violate FDA standards.

One way to avoid drug residues in food …

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Common Diseases of Dairy Goats and Sheep

…of infected animals and the economy of the goat and sheep industry in many countries of the world, including the United States. CAE is primarily prevalent in dairy goat breeds but has been diagnosed in meat goats and sheep as well.

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Parasite Control – Dairy Goats and Sheep


Parasitism is widely accepted as the most significant impediment to raising goats and sheep in the southeastern United States and abroad. Reduced production, preventative/veterinary treatment costs, and deaths in the herd lead to substanti…

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