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Facet L Herbicides: Frequently Asked Questions

What hay species can I use Facet L on?
Facet L is labeled for most warm-season and cool- season established grasses grown for pasture and hay.

The cool-season grasses that Facet L is labeled on are:

meadow bromegraass
smooth bro…

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Broomsedge: What Causes It In Pastures? How Can I Get Rid of It?

Broomsedge is a weedy grass people commonly find in pastures. Although not a highly competitive species, some perceive it as such in many pastures and hayfields across Alabama. It is an opportunistic plant; it takes advantages of …

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Disease Alert: Phomopsis Twig Blight Common on Peaches this Spring

A common sight in peach orchards this spring is Phomopsis twig blight. Wet springs favor the development of this fungal disease. Dead twigs appear as brown flags in the tree suggesting the disease is at work.

Twig lesions are often …

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Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria as an Alternative Form of Nitrogen Delivery

This information highlights the results of a 2-yr small plot study evaluating PGPR on stockpiled Coastal bermudagrass in Auburn, Alabama (2017-2019).
What is PGPR?
Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are non-pathogenic, soil-inhab…

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Hobby Loss Expenses

* This is an excerpt from Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

The deduction of expenses from an activity that is not engaged in for profit generally is limited to the amount of gross income derived from that activity. In other words, a…

Rental Property

* This is an excerpt from Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

Due to depreciation, rental activities often generate net losses. Since rental activities are generally automatically passive under Code Sec. 469(c)(2) and (4), irrespective…

Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

One advantage of a business is the ability to offset losses against income from other enterprises or wages. Whether the losses are currently deductible is determined by the classification of the business. The Internal Revenue Service consid…

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Two-Spotted Spider Mite

Two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) is a polyphagous mite that feeds on many crops. Due to its quick life cycle and ability to survive extreme conditions, it is one of the main pests found on most crops and ornamental plants.

T…

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Summer Transition Checklist for Beef Cattle

To make the optimum transition from spring to summer, beef cattle producers should review these considerations for improved land and animal management.

1. Start with soils. Now is the time to collect and submit soil samples for analysis …

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Home Layer Flock Management Suggestions

Best practices for managing your home layer flock include tips for brooding, development, lighting, biosecurity, disease control, and more.

Management of Young (Pullet) Laying Stock
Brooding
Small chicks cannot control their body tempe…

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Numbers of Women in Ag on the Rise

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Lauryn Bryght of Macon County is part of an expanding group of farmers—women farmers. From 2012 to 2017, the number of women involved in U.S. agriculture grew by nearly 27 percent. Out of 3.4 million farmers nati…

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Beginning Farmer Training Videos

The Alabama Beginning Farmer Program has a wide array of resources for all types of farmers. The overall implementation plan involves collaboration with a wide range of institutions, producer groups, and nonprofit organizations for supporti…

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Exobasidium Leaf and Fruit Spot of Blueberry

With the recent expansion of blueberry production in Alabama, we are observing the emergence of new economically important blueberry diseases. The bacterial leaf scorch of blueberry caused by the bacterium Xyllela fastidiosa was documented …

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Fire Ants Cause Issues for Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Fire ants are a great issue for farmers on many levels. Not only do they cost famers time and money but they can cause damage to equipment. Whether it is in pastures or hay fields, farmers must determine the best o…

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