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Tallapoosa County Extension Office


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Office Hours: 8:00-12:00; 12:30-4:30
Shane Harris
County Extension Coordinator
Courthouse Basement
125 N. Broadnax Street, Room 23
Dadeville, AL 36853
Phone: (256) 825-1050
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Not just a Ditch Lily

By Kerry Smith on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 12:17 pm

IPM Strategies for Managing Sugarcane Aphid in Alabama Sorghum

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10:36 am

Sugarcane aphids were found recently on Johnsongrass in Alabama

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 11:11 am

If You Want to Grow Sorghum in 2015, Look for Sugarcane Aphid on Johnsongrass in Alabama Now!

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:37 am

​What do movies teach us about bullying?

By Adrienne Duke on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Home Remedies for Fire Ant Control

By Leah Rogers on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:02 pm

My Top 5 Garden Thugs List

By Kerry Smith on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm


Not just a Ditch Lily

Question:  I have a delightful neighbor who has lived in this area all her life; she regales me with stories about old landscapes, old homes,... more

LANDSCAPING WITH ORNAMENTAL GRASSES

​      When we say "grasses" to gardeners, most think of something you have to mow. But many ornamental grasses are now becoming popular for several... more

My Top 5 Garden Thugs List

​What not to plant There are very few things that make me angry. While most folks consider me laid back and of a relaxed nature, there... more

Of Weeds and Worts

Question:  There are a lot of plants with the term “weed” in their name; some are sold in nurseries and in catalogues.  I think several are beautiful... more

​PUTTING A STOP TO BOTANICAL CRUELTY

As I drive around cities and towns in late winter, I witness crimes of the botanical kind, most often committed against crape myrtles in urban... more

Simplifying Seed Catalog Lingo

​Q: This time of year I start getting gardening catalogs galore in my mailbox. I enjoy reading through them, looking and drooling over pictures of... more

Grow Good for your Heart Food

Question:  February is such a curious month for Southerners.  St. Valentine’s Day is smack in the middle of it, when red indicates the color of... more

Is It Time Yet?

​Q. Last fall, I purchased a home with a very beautiful, established landscape.  While I am pretty confident about my abilities to tend to most... more

Plant a Tree!

Back in 1965, the Byrds released a record, written by Pete Seeger entitled, "Turn! Turn!  Turn!" I am sure many of you have already begun... more

Hold on to Your Hat - More Winter on the Way

Question:  When temperatures dropped to single digits recently, I worried about several plants in my yard.  A neighbor advised me to cover them with plastic or... more

 
 
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