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Autauga County Extension June Newsletter

June 17, 2016



Autauga County Extension Grassroots Meeting Planned

The Autauga County Extension Office will hold its annual Grassroots Meeting on Auguts 4, 2016 at the Prattville Chamber of Commerce. This meeting is geared at generating dialogue on Alabama Cooperative Extension System programming made available in Autauga County and continuing discussions on ways we can work together to continually serve more needs. Seating […]   Read More

Plant Galls Appearing Everywhere

"To control this problem, the galls should be hand-picked and destroyed before they turn white."   Read More

June Crop News and Updates

Contributed by: Christy Hicks,Regional Extension Agent Cotton Update Spider Mites are showing up in some fields. Abamectin (Agri-mek and others), Zeal, Portal and Oberton are options for spider mite control. We are also having reports of 3 Cornered Alfalfa Hoppers damaging cotton. Suggestions for treating mites on small cotton: (Angus Catchot and Jeff Gore Miss. […]   Read More

Take the Right Bites Towards Better Health

Contributed by: Christina LeVert Living healthier is a popular topic these days, and the Autauga County Extension Office is preparing to offer a series of classes focusing on helping prepare delicious, healthy foods. The Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School will be offered in July and August at the Autauga County Extension Office. Regional Extension Agent […]   Read More

Making Nutrition Easy, Tasty and Affordable is a SNAP!

Contributed by:Agent Assistant, Shonda Wright The Urban SNAP Education Program provides educational classes focusing on nutrition, exercise, food safety, and hand washing. Participants learn how to make wise choices, plan healthier meals, purchase safe foods, apply food safety skills when purchasing, preparing, cooking, and storing foods. Urban SNAP-Education Program promotes good health, wellness, and fitness […]   Read More

What Do I Do with All of These Tomatoes?

Contributed by: Janice Hall, Regional Extension Agent Tomatoes: the more you pick, the more are ready for you to pick and you can’t eat or cook them fast enough. So, what do you do with all those tomatoes? Can Them! Quality: Select only disease-free, preferably vine-ripened, firm fruit for canning. Caution: Do not can tomatoes […]   Read More

Managing Fire Ants with Baits

Article Contributed by: Regional Extension Agent, Chip East Fire ants can be a major problem for anyone in the southeast and even in other parts of the country as well. Any outside area where someone may be walking, standing, sitting, or playing for any amount of time such as city parks where children play, athletic […]   Read More

Autauga County Friends of the Forest 2016

(Autaugaville, AL) The 10th annual Friends of the Forest drew more than 300 area Autauga County students into one of the Alabama TREASURE Forest areas for a unique learning experience on May 4 - 5, 2016. Friends of the Forest is an educational program designed to teach the importance of private forest land and private […]   Read More


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