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Prescribed Fire: Weather

…ou have many things to consider. Fuel type, fuel load, and topography are usually static and straightforward to assess. Weather, however, is always changing and can take practice and thought to evaluate when planning for a prescribed fire. …

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

…nfesting entire trees (Fig. 2).

 

For the past several weeks, Alabama has been experiencing dry, hot weather and these are favorable conditions for outbreaks of spider mites. As these conditions persist, the spider mite p…

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Weather Impacts Spring Pest Pressures

AUBURN, Ala.—Flooding in North Alabama, hurricane recovery in the Wiregrass and a mixed bag of other weather conditions have made for an interesting spring planting season. Farmers in the Wiregrass have corn stands on the verge of drying …

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Weather Causes Favorable Environment for Late Blight

…r Phytophthora infestans, is destructive and can eliminate entire crops in a matter of days.

This year’s cool, wet weather has provided conditions that favor the development of this disease. Dr. Ed Sikora, an Alabama Extension plant pa…

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Livestock Health After Severe Weather

AUBURN, Ala. – When severe weather passes through an area, producers must take their livestock’s health into consideration. In addition to providing adequate feed and water, producers must look for any injuries livestock may have sustai…

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Severe Weather Watches and Warnings

Weather alerts are provided by local, state, and national authorities and the media when threatening climate conditions arise. Meteorologists are trained professionals equipped to analyze natural indicators of Weather conditions that may be…

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Backing Fire

…ribed Fire: Promoting Better Forest and Wildlife Management
Prescribed Fire: The Fuels Component
Prescribed Fire: Weather

 

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Burning Piles

…ribed Fire: Promoting Better Forest and Wildlife Management
Prescribed Fire: The Fuels Component
Prescribed Fire: Weather

 

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Heading / Strip Head Fire

…ribed Fire: Promoting Better Forest and Wildlife Management
Prescribed Fire: The Fuels Component
Prescribed Fire: Weather

 

 

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Flea Populations Most Active in Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – When fall weather arrives, unfortunately some insect pests come with it. During the fall, pet owners can expect to see an increase in flea populations. Now is the time to take measures to control these pests.

Xi…

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Mourning Dove Biology & Management in Alabama

…earms and ammunition.
Life History
Northern populations of mourning doves must move south every winter to avoid harsh weather and to find food. Doves usually leave northern portions of their range by October and return during early spring…

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Alabama Grazing Academy Set for Sept. 20

…y incorporating classroom discussion and hands-on demonstrations.

“In southwest Alabama, we are fortunate that our weather allows us to graze almost year-round,” Palmer said. “By increasing days on grass, we increase profits.”

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Protect Data and Devices Ahead of Storm

…uld consider making a duplicate set and sending one to a friend or family member who live far enough away that the same weather event is not likely to impact both people.

Cloud storage is an increasingly popular option, especially for la…

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Hurricane Dorian Moving Towards Florida


first aid supplies
clothing
bedding
tools

Also stock special items such as:

a battery-operated weather radio
extra batteries
flashlights
a charged cell phone

Understanding Watches and Warnings
Her…

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Post-Harvest Weed Control: Don’t Quit Yet

…they may have been cut or damaged, but you can bet they will attempt to flower and produce seed with the remaining warm weather. Amaranth species require sunlight for seed germination. Now that the crop canopy has been removed, be on the lo…

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