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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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Shellfish Seed Suppliers for Gulf of Mexico 2019

… an endorsement or recommendation of any of the companies. In all cases, purchasers of seed are responsible for knowing state requirements and for having the necessary permits for transfers of seed. Check with suppliers and regulatory agenc…

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Agronomic Crops Impact Report 2018-2019

…Wiregrass Cotton Expo offered planning assistance for the cotton season to more than 175 people who attended from three states and nine different counties.
Wiregrass farmers reported a $908,212 impact from Extension programs. This is a $…

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Keeping It Clean: Livestock Water Tank Maintenance

…drink from 7 to 30 gallons of water a day depending on factors such as season, forage (dry or green), and physiological state (age, weight, pregnancy, and lactation). A clean stock tank with high-quality water promotes healthy livestock. Nu…

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Trust

…st you more.
Accept teens’ feelings and views without making light of their experiences. When your daughter is devastated because her boyfriend of 3 weeks dumps her, and you take her feelings seriously instead of telling her the relati…

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Talking about Sex

…t feel best to both of you. Whatever you choose should help you feel unhurried and uninterrupted.

Start with a statement. “I know this can be tough for us to discuss, but I really want to talk with you.” Or, “It’s hard for…

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Summer Care Important to Next Year’s Blueberries

…es continue to grow through late summer, but with mild winter temperatures and an early spring, blueberry bushes in the state are done producing.

Mallory Kelley, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System home grounds, gardens and home pest…

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4-H Outdoor Education Programs Excel in National Competitions

…f the team included Luke Koon, Logan Snipes, Kade Lucas and Abel Abernathy.

The team participated in the Alabama 4-H State Forestry Invitational in June at Auburn University Ag Heritage Park. After taking first place in the State competi…

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Vegetable Garden Insects

…egetable Garden Insects is part 15 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Vegetables grown in the southern United States are vulnerable to attack by a variety of insect pests. Our warm temperatures and long growing seasons are not onl…

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Beef Short Course Targets New Producers

… Alabama Extension beef specialist, says producers have the option to take the course at different locations around the state. The first set of classes are in August at the Chilton Research and Extension Center in Clanton. These are regiona…

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Live Well Recipe: Easy Ratatouille

Download the recipe here: Printable Easy Ratatouille


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Live Well Recipe: Healthier French Toast

…wnload the recipe here: Printable Healthier French Toast


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