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Weed Management in Lakes and Ponds

…her important biological control agent. This fish, a native of Russian and Chinese rivers, was imported into the United States in 1963 and evaluated as a potential food fish and aquatic weed control agent. It was evident from the start that…

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2016 Alabama Farm-Raised Catfish Industry Highlights


U.S. farm-raised catfish is the ninth most popular item of all fish and seafood products consumed in the United States. Americans eat 15.5 pounds of fish and seafood per person per year, and each American eats 0.56 pounds of U.S. fa…

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TMI: Teens Making Impact

Health and Physical Fitness – Personalized approaches to healthy eating and physical fitness using the United States Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid
Etiquette – Etiquette and grace for minding your manners in social setti…

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Planting Longleaf Pine in the Southern Urban Landscape

…the Southeast. With little attention, longleaf pine trees can be grown in parks and residential areas across the United States.

History. Longleaf forests played an integral part in the development of our country, supporting early industr…

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Freezing Summer’s Bounty of Vegetables

…ion that destroys the fresh flavor in some vegetables. If vegetables are not blanched, enzymes are left in their active state, resulting in a change in flavor and color to the vegetables after about 4 to 6 weeks of freezer storage. An off o…

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Assessing and Managing Storm-Damaged Timber

…s the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) or the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), alert the local United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) or the Farm Service Agency (FSA) off…

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Composting Good for Environment and Homeowners

… great way to reduce the amount of waste we put into landfills.

“The massive amount of solid waste produced in our state is creating disposal problems in landfills and as a result, many disposal facilities have been forced to close,” L…

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Weed Control and Wildlife Enhancement in Recreational Fish Ponds

…eed to be drained and restocked.

Golden shiners, fathead minnows, and threadfin shad can be stocked for forage. Many states promote the use of golden shiners or threadfin shad as bass forage. Both species can reproduce rapidly in ponds a…

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Evaluation of Pond Balance in Recreational Fish Ponds

…e bluegills in the pond. A partial application of rotenone can be a tricky procedure; pond owners may want to contact a state fisheries biologist, fisheries specialist, or fisheries consultant for assistance.

Management of Recreational F…

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