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Aquacultured Oysters

…found in middens provide evidence that Paleo Indians inhabited the coastal areas of what is now the Southeastern United States thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived.

Early European settlers in America also used the abunda…

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Alabama Master Gardeners Volunteer Program


How did Master Gardener begin?
The concept of Master Gardener volunteer training began at Washington State University. In Alabama, the program began in 1981 with Extension agent Gary Murray and an energetic Cornell Exten…

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Beaver Control in Alabama

…ed trapper or take advantage of resources that can help you become an ethical, effective trapper. Consider national and state trapping associations, Alabama Extension, state fish and game agencies, and numerous Internet forums and online vi…

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Alabama Beef Quality Assurance: Administering Cattle Health Products Properly

…ior aspect of the ear where it attaches to the head (base of the ear), but this site is only acceptable if specifically stated on the FDA-approved product label. Never inject more than 10 ml (cc) into one site. When making multiple injectio…

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Alabama Beef Quality Assurance: Cattle Health Product Use and Storage

…nless prescribed by a veterinarian. Most antibiotics fall into this category. Prescription drug labels will contain the statement “Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.”

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Acid Rain: An Overview

…one and bicarbonate in solution that can neutralize additional acidity. However, thin soils in some parts of the United States and eastern Canada, which are shallow to bedrock that contains no carbonate, are particularly sensitive to acidit…

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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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