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Farm Accounting 101- Opening a Farm Checking Account

Welcome to the Farm Accounting 101 presentation on Opening a farm checking account. Robert Page, a regional Extension agent and member of the Farm and Agribusiness Management Team with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn …

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Worker Protection Standard Kits

Worker Protection Standard Kits are available for on-site training purposes. WPS training can be conducted by individuals with a Private or Commercial license or those that are certified at a Train the Trainer event.

The WPS Kit will inc…

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Cicada Killer: A Cicada Predator

The song of cicadas in summer is so common many people do not notice the sound after a few days of the males singing to attract females. These insects are pretty harmless. However, there is a predator that focuses on killing cicadas.

Cic…

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Alabama Planting Guide for Forage Grasses

Many factors influence successful forage production, but establishment of the crop is a key to profitability. It is essential to choose the appropriate crop species for the needed yield, quality, and persistence.

It is then…

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Alfa Awards Honor Extension Specialists for Helping Farmers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.–The Alabama Farmers Federation honored two Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals with inaugural Alfa Awards presented at the Commodity Producers Conference in Chattanooga. These awards …

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Establishing Native Grass Forages in the Southeast

Native warm-season grasses are bunch grasses indigenous to North America that actively grow during the warm months of the year, April through September. These native forages are a great option for those wanting to graze livestock and provid…

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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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Blueberry Disease Management Recommendations

Many factors come into play when planning to grow blueberries. The following factors must be taken into consideration:

purchasing plants from a reliable source
planting recommended cultivars
planting correctly on raised beds in t…

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Bitter Rot in Fruit

As an apple crop is growing well and sizing sweet and juicy fruit—small, sunken brown lesions, sometimes surrounded by a red halo can appear and are easily spotted on green or yellow fruit.  These are the symptoms of bitter rot disease. …

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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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New-Age IPM: Automatic Insect Traps are Here to Help

Pest monitoring and identification are critical steps to the success of an integrated pest management (IPM) program. Traditionally, insect monitoring is a labor-intensive process with daily or weekly checks, followed by manually entering po…

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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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