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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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Drought and Landscape Trees: Effects, Signs, and Watering Guidelines

Alabama is in the midst of a drought with unusually warm fall weather and trees are beginning to exhibit signs of stress. Droughts, especially prolonged droughts, affect trees and other woody plants in serious ways. The effects are not alwa…

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Mourning Dove Biology & Management in Alabama

The mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) is arguably the most popular game bird in North America with hunters harvesting more than 16 million doves annually from a continental population estimated at more than 308 million birds.

Alabama dove…

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Shellfish Seed Suppliers for Gulf of Mexico 2019

This list of shellfish seed suppliers was compiled by the Alabama Extension and is based on best available information and is not an endorsement or recommendation of any of the companies. In all cases, purchasers of seed are r…

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2018

The mission of the Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources team is to provide the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the management of natural resources.

Forests cover…

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Beef Cow Pregnancy Examination

A beef cow needs to produce a calf every year to be an economically viable member of the herd. An important management tool that will improve the reproductive efficiency of a beef herd is an annual pregnancy examination for every co…

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Foal Management: Preweaning Phase

Learn steps a horse owner can take during the preweaning phase of a foal’s life to ensure optimum health and future productivity.

To protect the initial investment in a foal and to optimize its health and productivity aft…

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Stocking Rates for Cow-Calf Operations in Alabama

Animal stocking rates offer pasture management guidelines and help provide a balance between livestock and pasture resources.

Defining Stocking Rates
A pasture stocking rate is defined as the number of animals per unit area …

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Brunswickgrass: A Weed in Southern Pastures & Bahiagrass Seed Fields

Brunswickgrass (Paspalum nicorae Parodi) is becoming a problematic weed in summer perennial grass pastures in the Southeast.

Introduction

This plant is native to southern Brazil, northern Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay…

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Kudzu Control in Residential Areas

Kudzu control is often a frustrating problem in residential settings. It frequently grows unchecked along woodland edges near homes, in vacant lots, and along property lines. Its aggressive nature makes it seem literally uncontrollable in t…

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Talking with Kids About Daddy Going to Jail

Going to jail can cause confusion for many fathers and their children. Remember that although you will not be physically present in your child’s day-to-day life, you are still a parent and can continue to play an important role in your ch…

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Arbor Day Poster Contest

Entries are being accepted for the 2020 Arbor Day Poster Contest. Please read and follow these rules carefully to submit an eligible entry. All posters must be received by February 10.

Contest Rules

Posters must be the original wo…

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