ACES Publications
September e-Newsletter

September 12, 2016


Extension to offer Master Naturalist Course in October

The Alabama Master Naturalist (AMN) program is a statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect for Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural […]   Read More

Overseeding Winter Annuals to Increase the Grazing Season

Overseeding winter annuals onto dormant summer perennial pastureland is a powerful tool used by producers who desire to extend the number of months spend grazing their livestock. To overseed winter annuals, producers simply broadcast or drill seed into the desired area once summer perennial growth has ended. Correct overseeding practices lead to the availability […]   Read More

Private Pesticide Applicator Training Class - Sept 15th

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be teaching the private pesticide applicator training in Tallapoosa County. This training is designed for the farmers who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. However, we will be discussing chemical safety and sprayer calibration at this class, so anyone who […]   Read More

Tactics for Avoiding the Bite of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes bite, carry diseases, and are responsible for more human deaths than any other insect in the world. These diseases have included West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever and St. Louis encephalitis. Recently, mosquitoes have been found carrying the Zika virus and again are a major health concern […]   Read More

Take Caution Against Lightning During Thunderstorms

With all the pop up thunderstorms we have been having lately, one has to be very cautious against one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena - lightning. Summer is the peak time for outdoor activities and also happens to be the peak season for lightning. According to the NOAA, over the last 20 years, the […]   Read More

Guidelines for Submitting, Interpreting, and Using Soil Tests

Providing adequate nutrition to one’s animals is a common goal of livestock producers. Without adequate nutrients and minerals, animals are less productive and return less profit. Many producers understand that one cannot simply “make up for” a protein deficiency by providing animals extra energy, and that dollars are lost by over feeding animals past their […]   Read More

Guidleines on Expiration Dates for Produce

Expiration dates are posted on all packaged and/or processed food items found in the grocery store. However, fruits and vegetables are left for us to wonder if they are safe or not to eat. This can cause confusion when trying to remember how long certain produce items will stay fresh and where they can be […]   Read More

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