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Live Well Recipe: Spinach Dip


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Food Safety for Southern U.S. Food Crop Producers After Flooding

Throughout the Gulf Coast states, floods directly affecting food production (including produce, grains, and animal feed) are relatively rare. Preparing for or reacting to flooding in terms of keeping food safe is not something that …

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Nematodes Could Be the Reason Garden Is Unproductive

…t’s juices. Of the many plant parasitic nematode species, rootknot nematode is the most common and widespread in the state and is so named because of the characteristic swellings it produces on the plant’s roots as a result of its feed…

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Vegetable Information

…art 12 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Alabama’s moderate climate and generally abundant rainfall mean the state‘s gardeners can grow vegetables virtually year-round.

You may also want to download Alabama Extension’s SOW app…

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Fertilizing the Organic Garden

…cover crops whenever possible.

The best organic soil fertilizers, animal manures, are abundant in some areas of the state but are hard to find in others. Where available, poultry and cattle manures are excellent sources of nitrogen and …

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Wood Ashes for Lime and Potash

…ociate wood ashes with the popular term for potassium fertilizers—potash. Vast areas of forests in the eastern United States were once burned to produce potash for shipment to Europe. This was used as the main source of lye for making soa…

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Venomous Snakes of Alabama

… to one of the most diverse wildlife populations in the country. In fact, Alabama consistently ranks among the top five states in overall biodiversity. Included in this population, are over 50 species of snakes. While most are non-venomous,…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Half Veggie Burgers

…eveloped by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sondra P…

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Brown Marmorated, Red Banded Stink Bugs: Summer Crop Pests

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
People accidentally introduced the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) to the United States from Asia in the 1990s. First found in Pennsylvania, the pest has now spread to much of the country.


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Live Well Recipe: Grilled Cheese Surprise

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Must Have Lawn and Garden Resources

…coordinator, said the 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.

“The helpl…

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Blossom-End Rot Possible in Tomatoes

…n a basic garden. There are many varieties on the market, each one offering something different. With some areas of the state facing drought conditions, tomato growers could see a problem with blossom-end rot (BER) in their plants.

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Herd Health Management – Dairy Goats and Sheep

… is a reportable disease. If signs or concerns of disease in goats/sheep older than 12 months of age arise, contact the state veterinarian or the USDA Veterinary Services area office. Diagnostics can be made in either live or deceased anima…

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Selecting and Managing a Dairy Goat/Sheep Herd

…ing 1 to 11⁄2 gallons of 31⁄2 percent butterfat milk per day.

LaMancha. The LaMancha was developed in the United States. There are two types of ears for this breed: gopher ear and elf ear. One type of ear has no advantage over the ot…

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