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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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Thistle Control in Pastures and Hayfields

This persistent weed often sneaks up on producers in spring and can quickly take over a pasture. Find answers to controlling thistle growth and spread in these frequently asked questions.

Thistles are a common weed prob…

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Control of Blackberry and Dewberry in Pastures and Hayfields

These hard-to-control prickly shrubs can reduce grazing and hay quality as well as injure livestock. Find answers to managing their growth and spread in these frequently asked questions.

Blackberry and dewberry shrubs…

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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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Alabama Extension Offers Insight on Center Pivot Irrigation Costs

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Producers face difficult decisions day in and day out. Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals have compiled information to help farmers consider all options when deciding whether to purchase and install…

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The Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium

Small fruit crops are knowledge and technology-intensive enterprises. All the land grant universities in the southern region have their strengths and weaknesses with regard to expertise and information dissemination with these crops. It is …

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Getting Started In Commercial Horticulture

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Commercial horticulture is an exciting business. With many different options available, someone might wonder how to get started in this business. An Extension professional offers information on getting started in c…

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Bacterial Spot on Pepper and Tomato

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Bacterial spot is a common disease of tomatoes and peppers. Most often, damage from this disease is on the leaves of a plant. There are several steps that growers can take to control and prevent this disease. Alaba…

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So You Have Soil Insect Pests – Now What?

Insect pests are almost a year-round problem in Alabama. Pests can be above ground or below-ground. While it is somewhat easier to observe foliar insects, it is a daunting task to really know what is inside the soil before it is too late. V…

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Elmore Named Outstanding Extension Educator

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama Extension’s Josh Elmore was recently named the 2018 recipient of the Outstanding Extension Educator award. The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) presented this award as a part of their …

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Fertilizing Pecan Trees Important for Overall Health

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Growing pecan trees can be tricky because of the many environmental factors that affect a tree’s health. One of the best ways to promote good health in pecan trees in establishing a proper fertilizing program. Chip…

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Strawberries: Alabama’s Sweet Business

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Strawberry season is underway in Alabama. Known for their bright colors and sweet taste, strawberries play a special part in the Alabama’s economy and culture.
A Sweet Business
Kevin Burkett, an Alabama Exten…

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