ACES Publications
April 2017 e-Newsletter

April 14, 2017

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10 Facts to Know About Dogwood Trees

Loved for early spring blooms, dogwood trees are features in many Alabama landscapes and celebrated in festivals throughout the South. The white flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), plentiful across Alabama, is an ornamental deciduous tree native to the eastern half of the United States. 10 Dogwood Facts to Know 1. Dogwood trees sport white or pink flowers. However, […]   Read More


4-H Indoor and Outdoor Roundup - May 6th

It's time for the next round of 4-H contests! Our 2017 Tallapoosa County 4-H Indoor and Outdoor Roundup will be on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dadeville Rec Center. This county contest includes the following projects (rules and descriptions can be found by clicking on the link for each […]   Read More


Trying New Vegetable Seeds Can Be Fun

Have you ever given much thought to the vegetable seeds you plant? Why do you plant them? Taste? Production? Disease resistance? Recommended from a friend? Many people plant the same cultivars each year and never think of planting anything else. The Extension System has taught many tomato workshops over the years and have a tomato […]   Read More


Dead Trees Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Have you looked up lately? Many times after a long winter, people fail to look up and notice that something is wrong with their tree. If and when people do, they are surprised to find that a tree on their property is not doing well or has died. By mid spring, every deciduous tree that […]   Read More


Regulating Salt Intake for a Healthy Lifestyle

Choosing to eat smart with a balanced diet is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle and lose weight. One of the most overlooked ways to do this is to reduce your sodium intake. Sheree Taylor, an Alabama Extension regional agent in Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, said the average American adult consumes about 3,400 […]   Read More


Herbicide Knowledge Required to Control Weeds

One of the most laborsome chores for landowners and homeowners is controlling weeds and brush. The constant mowing, trimming, pulling, and spraying of unwanted vegetation is a constant and aggravating battle during the peak spring and summer months. The frustration only increases when the nuisance plants just re-grow, come right back, and all that work […]   Read More


First 4-H Camp-Out at HBNMP a Success

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park and the Tallapoosa County 4-H program partnered for the first-ever camp out for children at the park last weekend. “It was great,” Jennifer Stroud said of her and her daughter Jania’s experience. “It was our first time camping ever. We loved it. We walked the trails and threw horseshoes.” “It […]   Read More








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