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Alabama Beef Quality Assurance: Managing for Good Herd Health

…cision to treat an animal(s) should be based on specific criteria:

Will the animal return to a healthy, productive state without treatment?
Will treatment return the animal to a healthy, productive state?
What treatment best fits…

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…oom later or produce new buds for the current season. (See plant descriptions that follow.)

Note: The United States Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone map indicates areas across the United States with common average m…

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Chemical Emergencies

… should go indoors and listen to a local Emergency Alert System (EAS) station for emergency instructions from county or state officials.

Points to Remember

In the event of an emergency, follow the instructions of the authorities c…

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Edamame in the Home Garden

…amames, Glycine max (L.), are vegetable soybeans consumed at the green stage. In 2013, it was estimated that the United States consumed between 25,000 and 30,000 tons of edamame. Demand is expected to increase as consumers look for healthie…

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Cogongrass Management FAQ

…ogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is one of the greatest invasive plant threats in Alabama and in the southeastern United States. Although it has been here for more than a century, the problem has dramatically increased in the last 20 years. …

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Controlling Mistletoe in Trees

…stletoe is a thief that will disfigure and potentially kill it. Several species of mistletoe are found in the United States and throughout the world. Mistletoe is fairly picky about the trees it inhabits. In Alabama, the most common sp…

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Poultry House Ventilation Guide

…y Building, Auburn University, AL 36849. (Shipping costs are included in the price of the item if shipped in the United States.) Credit cards cannot be accepted as payment. Sorry, no international orders can be processed.


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Raw Poultry Products: What do all those labels mean?

…u to understand the labels you commonly see.

Conventional, Free Range, Pasture Raised
Most broilers in the United States are raised in large, environmentally controlled houses. These birds are described as conventionally raised. Growi…

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Protecting Backyard Flocks

…irus originated in Asia and spread into Canada through wild geese and ducks.
Migratory bird flyways cross the United States.

How is the disease transmitted?

Foot traffic.
Secretions from mouth, nostrils, eyes, excrement.

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Nutrient Management Planning for Broiler AFOs


Adequate dry stack or temporary storage must be provided to store and/or spread litter according to this plan. State this as part of the nutrient management plan.

Minicomposters (single stage) may have no storage capacity beyond…

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