Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama for March 11, 2015:
Mickey visited with Mallory Peebles from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Red River Hogs. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
For Easter, she showed us outfits for:
Men - Jack Victor Cream Cloth woven sport coat, Santorelli tan flat front pant, Enro spread collar dress shirt, Enro patterned tie, and Donald Pliner brown ombre slip-on loafer
Women - Lilly Pulitzer metallic gold open toe wedge, Von Maur lucite and gold statement necklace, Plaza Suite hot pink hat with feather and bow accent, and Chetta B black and white stripe with floral pattern dress
Girls - Pippa & Julie peach and grey floral lace dress, Toby white daisy-covered purse with metal chain strap, and Peach, cream and gold floral necklace
Boy - Kitestrings sweater vest, Kitestrings plaid woven button down, Polo khaki short, and Von Maur clip on bow tie
For spring and summer looks, she showed us outfits for:
Men - Brooks Brothers mint green v-neck sweater, Brooks Brothers plaid woven shirt, Brooks Brothers Bermuda khaki short, Brooks Brothers polo shirt, and OluKai lace-up dark brown shoe
Ladies - Polo navy and white stripe pullover, Polo plaid woven button down, Polo white short , AERIN die cut leather slip on, and Minimergency daily essential kit
Girls - Royal Riders bright floral two-piece swim suit, Silver denim mid-rise short, and Poochie fancy kitten purse
Boys - Under Armour short, Under Armour t-shirt, and Under Armour sneaker
For more ideas, visit http://www.vonmaur.com/.
You might notice symptoms like twisted, cupped, and elongated leaves; misshapen fruit; reduced yield; death of young plants; and possibly poor seed germination. Some herbicides that are used to control broadleaf weeds can be persistent and may remain active in the hay, grass clippings, and manure even after they are composted. Some of these herbicides have a half life of 300 days or more and at least one product is known to remain active in compost for several years. A problem sometimes arises when these materials, particularly manure and compost, are applied to fields and gardens to raise vegetables and flowers. The herbicides of greatest concern are picloram, clopyralid, and aminopyralid but the list of products that cause at least some concern is too long to list in this article. The garden plants that are most sensitive to these types of herbicides are tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, spinach, carrots, peas, beans, dahlias, and some roses but many other plants can be impacted to some degree.Most of these herbicides have a rotational crop restriction of at least 18 months for vegetable crops. This means if these herbicides are used you would need to wait this length of time to safely plant certain vegetables on that soil again. This can vary from product to product and vegetable to vegetable based on their sensitivity to that product. Know the source - If you choose to use any of these sources of organic material, you should find out what herbicides have been used on the grass the animals have eaten and how old the manure or compost is. A farmer you are considering getting the manure from could probably tell you this, but someone with a few horses might not know where the hay they bought for their animals originated from nor with what chemicals was it treated. Likewise, if you plan to use grass clippings you should find out what herbicides have been used on that turf to control weeds. If you don't know what, if any, herbicides were used, do not use the hay, straw, grass clippings, manure, or compost to grow sensitive crops.