ACES Publications
October 2016 Newsletter

October 11, 2016


Exciting Times to be in 4-H in Tallapoosa County

Most people have heard of the 4-H club with many having been in 4-H when they were in school. There has always been a notion that 4-H was about a bunch of cows and pigs and other farm life projects. Historically, some of that is true but the 4-H program today is much more than […]   Read More

Fire Alert Issued as Drought Conditions Worsen

UPDATED 10/11/16 Above normal temperatures have combined with the below normal rainfall to worsen drought conditions across Central Alabama. These conditions have made it a very favorable risk for the occurrence of wildfires. Just this week, the Alabama Forestry Commission has upgraded the Fire Danger Warning, issuing a Fire Alert for 46 counties in north Alabama effective […]   Read More

Plant Strawberries in the Fall for Spring Crop

No better time than the present to get strawberry plants started in the home garden! Strawberries established in the fall have a much higher yield the following season. Ordering the plants and actually planting them is the easy part. Gardeners must take some time and elbow grease on the strawberry patch if you would like […]   Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Programs

October is Breast Health Awareness month. We want to encourage you to be screened and also be educated on ways to prevent not only breast cancer but all cancers. One risk factor that is not listed above but very important to your overall health is your Nutrition. Aim for meals made up of 2/3 (or […]   Read More

Tips for Hunting Safely this Season

Hunting season is right around the corner. Regardless of game, ammo or method, safety is always a top priority. Bow season opens October 15 and gun season opens November 19. Marisa Lee Futral is the coordinator of hunter education for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Futral says there are 10 commandments of […]   Read More

Yellow Fall Wildflowers Add Interest to Countryside

Driving or riding along the road, one can't help but notice that the countryside is changing slowly to a more autumn setting. Many trees are beginning to show signs of changing colors as well as are dropping leaves. But much of one's attention is drawn to the color yellow that has lately become much more […]   Read More

Understand Sprayer Calibration Before Applying Pesticides

I teach several pesticide education classes each year, and I spend a good bit of time during these classes on sprayer calibration. For this example I will be discussing handgun/wand sprayer calibration, but we have information on boom and boomless sprayer calibration as well. It is extremely important to understand sprayer calibration before applying pesticides. […]   Read More

Drought Strategies and Available Assistance to Livestock Farmers

Counties in North Eastern Alabama have been dry throughout the summer of 2016. As property owners, commodity farmers, and livestock producers hope for rain, various management strategies and assistance programs may be considered. Livestock producers should use management strategies to stretch available hay and grazing. Hay availability has been of great concern to livestock producers […]   Read More

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