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Agricultural Best Management Practices for Water Quality

Roughly 46 percent of United States acreage is made up of grassland-pasture, rangeland, and cropland that produce an abundant supply of food and food-based products. Agriculture is vital to the economic and social well-being of all American…

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2017

…ershed best management practices, increased adoption of watershed best management practices, and improved conditions of water resources as documented by Alabama Water Watch volunteer water monitors.

Collaborators: Alabama Department of E…

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Pecan Production in North Alabama

…ctive option for some dedicated growers in more northern or non-traditional growing regions. North Alabama has abundant water resources, suitable soils, and a proper climate for growing these new cultivars. However, the limiting factor in t…

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Dairy Goat and Sheep Nutrition and Forages

…ep. Refer to Drinking Water for Livestock (Extension publication ANR-2381) for additional information on managing clean water resources. Water consumption of dairy goats/sheep is up to 3 times their total daily dry matter intake. Goats drin…

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Preparing Your Property for Dairy Goats/Sheep

…aking use of the manure and other wastes.

It is the responsibility of everyone to protect our limited land and water resources. Making sure the environmental impact is neutral or positive requires thought and planning. The first st…

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Benefits of Irrigation from an IPM Perspective

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Water management is one of the most critical issues in modern agriculture. Water resources have been critical to farmers since the advent of agriculture. Proper and timely irrigation is one of the first requirement…

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Alternative Feeding Strategies for Beef Cattle

Challenging climatic conditions, such as continued periods of dry weather or heavy rainfall, can negatively impact grazed forage stands and cause producers to rely more heavily on stored forage resources.

In situations where access to st…

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Nutritional Management of Beef Replacement Heifers

Purchasing or raising replacement heifers is a systematic part of maintaining a beef cow- calf operation. Replacement heifers should ultimately grow into a productive, fertile female that produces a calf annually as part of the herd…

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How to Think About Cotton: Plant Growth Regulators

Learn the background and history of plant growth regulators in cotton as well as common use patterns and treatment, timing, and rate considerations.

Background and History

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) have been use…

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Alabama Extension Focused on Quality and Value

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— In a world of rapid change, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System continues to be a leader of cutting-edge research and problem solving.  Alabama Extension Director Gary Lemme said the organization’s educati…

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Milk Care – Dairy Goats and Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.
Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Mastitis

Mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary gland (udder). The most comm…

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Reproductive Management – Dairy Goats and Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

General Small Ruminant Breeding
The profitability of goat and sheep operations is largely reliant on successful reproduction pr…

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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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Crop and Pastureland Recovery After a Flood

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—North Alabama farmers are managing fields in different ways this spring. Excessive rainfall and subsequent floods are creating additional hurdles for spring field preparation and pasture quality.

Dr. Audrey Gamb…

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