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Grafting Methods

Several different methods are commonly used for grafting plants. These include cleft grafting, inlay grafting, four-flap grafting, and whip grafting.
What Method Should I Use?
It depends on the time of year and the size of the grafting ma…

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Greenhouse Vegetables and Ethylene Damage

With the colder temperatures across Alabama, many growers are turning on their heaters for the first time. In about 2 to 3 weeks, we will start getting calls about suspicious damage appearing on their vegetable crops.  Over the past 20 plu…

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Farming in the New Year

As we get started in a new year, resolutions abound and we set our sights on making improvements over the previous year. In conjunction, the mission statement of Alabama Extension is to ‘enable people to improve their quality of life and ec…

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Pecan Grafting

The primary reason that pecan grafts fail is poor collection and storage of scion wood. It is important to collect scion wood or the cultivars you wish to graft during the dormant season. This is usually late January to early February.

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Forage and Feed Analysis

The Auburn University Soil, Forage and Water Testing Laboratory conducts analysis for producers’ forage and feed samples.  Samples are routinely analyzed for percent moisture, crude protein, acid detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber, n…

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Submitting Samples for Soil Testing

Producers rely on soil testing laboratories to provide nutrient recommendations for crops. Producers can submit samples to the Auburn University Soil, Forage and Water Testing Laboratory for analysis.  Both routine analysis, as well as mor…

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Demonstration and Research Commercial Applicator Permit Information (D&R)

This Commercial Category is for Pesticide Applicators that demonstrate the use of pesticides or supervise their use; for applicators conducting field research. (i.e. Extension Agents, Specialists and Commercial Representatives.)
Exam Infor…

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Recertification Testing Information and What To Do When You Pass Your Test

PLEASE NOTE: This information is created, published and updated by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and is shared by PSEP as is, for your information. Please direct any questions to the Alabama  Department of Agricult…

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Recertification Permit Information for Commercial Applicators (RECERT)

This commercial category is for applicators that currently hold certification in a category but have not attained the required amount of points to have it renewed. The permit cannot be expired for more than one year in order to qualify for…

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Wood Treatment Commercial Applicator Permit (WT)

This commercial category is for applicators who treat wood products to prevent decay.

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Wood Destroying Organisms Commercial Applicator Permit Information (WDC/WDO)

This commercial category is for pesticide applicators who apply pesticides for the purpose of preventing, controlling, or eradicating termites,  various wood borers, fungi, and/or other wood destroying organisms within, under and on struct…

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Tree Surgery (TS) Commercial Applicator Permit Information

This commercial category is for applicators who repair damaged trees, by the removal of diseased parts, filling of cavities, and prevention of further decay, and by strengthening branches with braces.

The Horticulture Professional Servi…

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Seed Treatment Commercial Applicator Permit Information (ST)

This commercial category is for applicators who apply pesticides to seeds of all types.

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Right-Of-Way Commercial Applicator Permit Information (ROW)

This commercial category is for applicators maintaining or controlling weeds and woody plants along public roads, utility lines, pipelines, railway right-of-ways, or other similar areas.

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