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Spotted Wing Drosophila Causing Problems in Fruit Crops

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Summer is a great time for growing and harvesting fruit. The farmers markets are filled with beautiful fruits and vegetables. However, summer can bring about many diseases and pest problems, making it difficult for…

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Private Applicator Training Course and Exam

A private applicator uses or supervises the use of any restricted use pesticide for producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented or on the property of another person if applied without compensation. The following people …

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Market Facilitation Program Registration Now Open

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Tariffs, issues with trading partners and natural disasters have lowered income for United States farmers and ranchers. On July 25, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced details surrounding the $16…

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Beef Systems Short Course

Producers new to the cattle business should attend Alabama Extension’s new Beef Systems Short Course.   The short course is a multi-night lecture series covering the fundamentals of beef production and is geared for new and limited experi…

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Collecting and Storing Seeds

What is the best way to save seeds of open pollinated plants that you collect? First, collect seeds from healthy plants as plant viruses will spread to seedlings from infected seeds. Make sure the seeds are mature when harvested, and this i…

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Marketing Alfalfa-Bermudagrass to Horse Owners

When producing hay to be sold to horse owners, it is important to understand the difference between being a seller or a marketer.

The goal of hay sellers is to identify customers who like what they produce, sell the hay…

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Summer Pasture and Hayfield Pests

Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer, an Alabama Extension entomologist, discusses summer pasture and hayfield pests.

 

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Herd Health Management – Dairy Goats and Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Estimating the Age of Goats and Sheep
The approximate age of goats and sheep can be determined by their teeth, as illustrated in figu…

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Selecting and Managing a Dairy Goat/Sheep Herd

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Purchasing Guidelines
There are a number of factors to consider before purchasing your ideal dairy goat or sheep. Follow these guidel…

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