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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants in Livestock Production Systems

…bean or the Rasberry crazy ant, are fast becoming an economic, ecological, and nuisance pest in the southeastern United States. They have been a serious problem in parts of Florida and Texas for more than 10 years and are spreading to other…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants Around Homes

…aribbean or Rasberry crazy ant, are fast becoming an economic, ecological, and nuisance pest in the southeastern United States. They have been a serious problem in parts of Florida and Texas for over 10 years and have begun spreading to oth…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants: Guidelines for the Pest Management Professional

…ntrol.

Tawny crazy ants (TCA), Nylanderia fulva (Mayr), were accidentally introduced into the United States mainland from abroad. They form large colonies that consist of numerous nest sites occurring over large foraging …

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants in Plant Nurseries

…ribbean or Rasberry crazy ants, are fast becoming an economic, ecological, and nuisance pest in the southeastern United States. They have been a serious problem in parts of Florida and Texas for more than 10 years and have begun spreading t…

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What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse

… daily basic needs of an older adult such as food, water, shelter, clothing, bathing, or providing medical care. In the state of Alabama, this also includes self-neglect.
Abandonment occurs when an older adult is intentionally left alone…

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Plant Bugs Put Heavy Pressure on Cotton

…nt Bugs in Alabama

While plant bug infestations have historically been more prevalent in the northern third of the state, populations may vary from year to year and occur all over the state. More serious damage is apt to occur in July,…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Skillet Spaghetti

…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 Parme…

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Evaluating Water Quality for Poultry

… than they can survive without water.

Although water is regarded as the most essential nutrient, it is impossible to state its exact requirements. Birds generally drink approximately twice as much water as the amount of feed consumed on …

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Extension Leads in Advancing Alabama

…ng digital era, Alabama Extension continues to lead in research and problem solving. Our educational outreach spans the state creating economic opportunities for residents, providing the latest resources for improving lives, producing game-…

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Update On Cotton Leaf Roll Dwarf Virus

…ease, a virus disease that was first spotted in Alabama in 2016. The disease has now been found in several southeastern states including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and South Carolina.

 

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Alabama Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Resources

What is BQA?
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to United states beef producers and consumers. This information is on how common sense husbandry techniqu…

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Dry, Hot Weather Boosts Two-Spotted Spider Mites on Peaches

During this time of year, peach growers are noticing peach leaves with a mottled appearance and fine web material covering leaves, twigs, and sections of branches. These are signs of an infestation of the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychu…

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Fall Armyworms Making Early Appearance

…l enemies are less active, leaving fall armyworm populations to survive and even thrive.”

Kesheimer added that the state is currently in a prime time for an outbreak.

“With the recent rain following an extended dry period, it crea…

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Weather Impacts Spring Pest Pressures

…ing spring planting season. Farmers in the Wiregrass have corn stands on the verge of drying up, and other areas of the state are abnormally or moderately dry. A mild winter and warm spring bring about different-than-normal pest pressures f…

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SmartMap 2.0: The Next Step of Information

…agement regional agent, said many people can benefit from the SmartMap 1.0 and 2.0 workshops.

“Whether it be real estate firms, landowners, outdoorsmen or foresters, all can benefit from these workshops,” Brodbeck said.
Learning Obj…

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