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Mode of Action Video – Part 1 and Part 2

Mode of Action Video – Part 1
Pesticides are chemicals used to control a pest. There are many types of pesticides. This video discusses Herbicides and Insecticides and their mode of action.  Mode of action is the way a pesticide exerts a …

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Route of Entry Video – Part 1 and Part 2

Route of Entry Video Part 1
This video discusses the primary ways you can be exposed to pesticides, acute vs. chronic toxicity, and poisoning symptoms. 97% of all exposure is through the skin.  The liver and the kidneys are the primary or…

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Personal Protective Equipment – PPE Video

Your first responsibility to your safety is to protect your health and well-being. This video discusses different types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Also cleaning PPE, disposing of PPE, and storing PPE is covered in this video. W…

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Clean-Up Video

This video discusses the pesticide clean up procedures. Pesticide accidents and emergencies can damage property, the environment, and wildlife. They can endanger the health of the applicator and first responders and cause financial loss and…

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FAQ’s about the Pesticide Applicator University

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University along with the Alabama Green Industry Training Center, and the Alabama Pesticide Safety Education Program host a biennial training conference called the Pesticide Applicators Uni…

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Grazier’s Tool Box and Pasture Walk Scheduled for April 4

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The Walker County Extension office invites producers to attend the “Grazier’s Tool Box and Pasture Walk” workshop Thursday, April 4 from 2 until 4 p.m. This on-farm demonstration in Eldridge, Ala. will show produc…

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Using an Excel Spreadsheet for Farm Financial Records

Years ago, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System published an Alabama Farm Book. This annual publication was a series of legal and ledger size paper worksheets for farmers to write down different types of farm income and expense, separat…

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Early Developing Peach Varieties Take A Hit

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Early-developing varieties of peaches took a hit from recent freezing temperatures. Some parts of Alabama reached temperatures as low as 21 degrees F between March 4 – 7. Depending on the area and conditions, e…

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Cattlemen Get a New Income Tax Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new income tax deduction for producers, Section 199A Qualified Business Income (QBI) Deduction, sometimes referred to as the “pass-through deduction.” The deduction is generally 20 percent of qualifie…

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Weather Causes Favorable Environment for Late Blight

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Late blight is a quick reproducing fungal disease primarily affecting tomatoes and potatoes. Many know this disease as the cause of the Irish potato famine in the 1840s. Late blight or Phytophthora infestans, is …

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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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