ACES Publications
January 2017 e-Newsletter

January 11, 2017

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2017 Master Gardener Course Begins January 27th

Ever had trouble achieving that perfect lawn? Not sure how or when to prune those fruits trees and landscape plants? Still confused about how much fertilizer to put around growing vegetables? Frustrated by all the weeds that pop up each year in those flower beds and lawn? Determined to win the battle against insect pests […]   Read More


Measures of Herd Performance: Weaning Weight

Cow calf producers know that an increase calf weaning weight usually leads to an increase in calf value at weaning. Let’s discuss some different ways to look at weaning weights that may give us more insight to increase potential herd profitability than simply measuring weight weaned alone. First, we will look at the “easy” measure of weaning […]   Read More


Plant and Seed Catalogs Inspire Gardeners

The last few years, usually in winter, I have received in the mail a few various plant and seed catalogs. I’ll pick it up and take a minute to glance through it. Not that I’m likely going to order anything, I just like to look. What always intrigues me are the really nice colors photos […]   Read More


Make Healthy Substitutes in Your Diet Through Cooking and Baking.

When it comes to finding healthy substitutes for your cooking and baking, there are many options you probably have never thought of to add to your diet. Read More: Make Healthy Substitutes in Your Diet Through Cooking and Baking.   Read More


Winter is the Time to Punish Privet

As I sit on my front porch looking out into a drizzly sky, I am reflecting on what to write to you this month. A few hardwood leaves remain in my trees; their lifeless forms clinging to the branch not wanting to cascade to the forest floor. Silhouetted against a gray sky, is the green […]   Read More


Cozy Space Heaters Can Cause Home Fires

When it is very cold outside, we tend to turn up the heat inside. Many people choose to use space heaters to offer additional warmth, whether it is to heat up a small room or just remove the chill off ones toes. But as cozy as they can be, space heaters are the type […]   Read More


Preparing the Home for Cold Weather

Cold weather is slowly making its way to the South and it’s time for residents to prepare their homes. Wil Golden, Alabama Extension coordinator for Macon County, said there are many steps homeowners should take each fall when planning for cold weather. “Homes here aren’t made the same as they are in the North because […]   Read More








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