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Madison County Extension Office


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Office Hours: 8:00-4:30
Walter Harris
County Extension Coordinator
Charles Stone Agricultural Center
819 Cook Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 532-1578
Fax: (256) 532-1581

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Humid + Muggy = Humugity

By Virginia Morgan White on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Don't Spray Those Sugarcane Aphids Too Soon!

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:13 am

Squash Pollination Problems

By Kerry Smith on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

Watch for fall armyworms in summer grass forages

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Sugarcane Aphids Well Established on Sorghum in Central and SE Alabama, Already Sprayed in SW Alabama

By Kathy Flanders on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 9:48 am

IPM Strategies for Managing Sugarcane Aphid in Alabama Sorghum

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Sugarcane Aphid Found on Grain Sorghum in Marengo and Baldwin Counties the Week of June 8, 2015

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 5:50 pm


 

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About Madison County

Madison County was shared by the Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians. Neither tribe had a settlement here, but both made use of the plentiful wildlife. The Chickasaws owned the west side of the county and the Cherokees the east.

Madison County was incorporated in 1808 and was named for James Madison. In 1808, the population was 5,000 and by 1816 had grown to 14,000. By 1819, when Alabama became a state, Madison County's population was 20,000.

This urban Alabama county's population is made up of 189,197 whites, 48,116 blacks, and 12,984 Hispanics and others. There are 73 educational outlets in the county, and most citizens have completed four years of college.

Major agricultural crops in Madison County include cotton, wheat, soybeans, corn and beef cattle. Watercress is also grown. NASA and Redstone Arsenal make defense the major industry. It is also the home of of the Alabama Space and Rocket Center and Early Works.

The Madison County Extension Office has 15 full-time and one part-time employee. There are about 37 volunteers who help with Extension programs. About 4,000 youth are involved in 4-H.

 

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