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Nutrient Recommendations for Alabama Crops

…with the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) have developed nutrient recommendations for crops grown in the state. These recommendations are in table form and contain recommendations by crop based on soil test rating (low, mediu…

Milling Dimensions: Characteristics of Portable Sawmill Owners and Operators

…of a species such as loblolly pine that is readily available in retail stores.

One-third of sawmill owners surveyed stated that they never keep itemized expenses for their sawmill operation, preventing them from knowing if they are pr…

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County Youth Councils, Where to Start

…ship and leadership skills by attending or participating in the 4-H Youth Leadership Conference, 4-H Midwinter Retreat, State 4-H Ambassador program, and other leadership and citizenship events.
Help report the successes of the 4-H progr…

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Economic Impact of a New 300-Head Cow-Calf Operation in Alabama

The entry of a new 300-head cow-calf operation in Alabama causes a measurable increase in economic activity within the state in terms of ongoing annual operations. Consider the following total economic activity created during the first full…

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Selection and Care of Dogwoods

…in Alabama is the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida). The flowering dogwood is native to the eastern half of the United States. It is a deciduous tree that can grow 15 to 30 feet in height and is generally wider than it is tall. The dogwood…

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The ABCs of Climate Variability

Water temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean affect weather patterns throughout the United States. Alabama is no exception—the reason why farmers, cattle producers, and others involved in agriculture not only should take note …

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Harvesting Pine Straw for Profit: Questions Landowners Should Ask Themselves

…ossible on a site.
Questions to ask:
What species is growing?
Alabama has three pine species that are common to the state and that produce straw frequently used across the Southeast as landscape mulch. Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) is o…

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Kudzu Control in Residential Areas

…eral miles and some may still find your home. Kudzu bug populations continue to increase across the southeastern United States, and they are likely here to stay.
I have an undeveloped lot where I plan to build that is currently infested wi…

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Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Considerations Following a Flood Event

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Alabama State Veterinary Diagnostic Services

Thompson Bishop Sparks State Diagnostic Laboratory – Auburn, Alabama


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Prepare Now for Potential Flooding

Heavy rains in north and central Alabama have caused flooding across parts of the state. While north Alabama is most acutely affected, rivers and creeks in central Alabama will continue to rise as well. Expect rivers farther south to rise a…

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