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Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

This publication alerts prospective gardeners to some of the most common contaminants in urban soils, …

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Southern Foresters’ Observations of Threats to Forest Health and Implications for Continuing Education

Southern forests experience several threats to health and productivity, and these threats are expected to …

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Controlled Drainage – An Important Practice to Protect Water Quality That Can Enhance Crop Yields

This publication discusses how to use controlled drainage as way to to reduce nutrient losses …

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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

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Why Do Septic Systems Fail?

This publication describes common causes for septic tank failures and suggests steps you can take …

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Figure 1. Asphalt is being applied to straw as a tackifier. Note

Replacing Asphalt: Recommendations for Straw Tackifiers

There are a number of viable alternatives to asphalt for tackifying straw to hold it …

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Manganese Deficiency

Tobacco - Manganese (Mn) Deficiency

Manganese (Mn) deficiency begins as an interveinal chlorosis on the upper leaves. As the …

The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …