ACES Publications
March 2017 e-Newsletter

March 13, 2017


Crank up the Mower for Spring Lawn Clean-up

The sun is shining. Flowers are blooming. Bees are buzzing. And the birds are singing. Spring is near. It just a great time of the year to get outside, enjoy the spring weather, and do some much needed yard work. By mid March, most home lawns look sort of ragged. It's not that the grass […]   Read More

Fertilize Old Pecan Trees to Improve Production

Have you ever wondered why the nuts on your pecan tree are undeveloped? There are several pests that pecan trees can get. These pests include pecan scab, downy spot disease, fungal leaf scorch, pecan phylloxera, and black pecan aphids. These pests decrease the productivity of the tree. Homeowners can not spray big pecan trees like […]   Read More

Healthy Fast Food, is this a Myth?

It’s Tuesday at 6 p.m. you just got off work, you are hungry, tired and don’t feel like cooking and you are looking for healthy fast food. On your way home you see a McDonald’s. You’re trying to eat healthy. Instead of going home and eating you tell yourself you will order the grilled chicken sandwich, […]   Read More

Alabama Extension Launches Avian Influenza Website

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has launched in response to the recent confirmed cases of avian influenza in Tennessee. “This website will be Extension’s education portal for consumers, backyard flock owners and commercial operators,” said Dr. Gary Lemme, Alabama Extension director. “The site features important information on biosecurity measures for backyard keepers in particular.” […]   Read More

Tips on Buying Container Plants

This time of year, true plant lovers know how tempting it is to walk through a garden center full of vivid blooms and beautiful foliage. It is difficult not to pick up at least one extra plant. “While a spontaneous purchase can turn out to be a real blessings in the garden, more often impulses […]   Read More

Farm & Agribusiness Management Services Available

Alabama Cooperative Extension has created a Farm & Agribusiness Management team of regional agents to be a resource for business and economics related questions producers may have. With decisions increasingly tied to analytics and trying to decide what makes sense financially, the farm and agribusiness agents are available to provide information that will help in […]   Read More

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