ACES Publications
July e-Newsletter

July 13, 2016



Tallapoosa County 4-H Wraps Up Successful Year

As any experienced runner can attest, seeing and crossing the finish line of a big race brings a sigh of relief. The Extension agents, volunteers and youth who have been involved with the Tallapoosa County 4-H program this past year have a similar feeling. Mid-summer is the finish line and concludes another 4-H year, and […]   Read More

Sarah Dickinson Joins ACES Animal Science and Forages Team

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System welcomes Sarah Dickinson to the statewide Animal Science and Forages team as a Regional Extension Agent serving Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Lee, Randolph, Shelby, Talladega, and Tallapoosa counties. An Alabama native, Dickinson was raised on her family’s beef cattle operation in Citronelle and became involved in 4-H Livestock project. She […]   Read More

Drought Stress May Kill New Landscape Plants

Man its dry! Although it’s only mid July, most landscapes, fields, gardens, and lawns in Central Alabama resemble the conditions of late August. We badly need some rain. Such drought conditions and stress and no significant amount of rain lately are really beginning to affect the health of many plants. A few showers here and […]   Read More

Beef Cow Evaluation Tips for Selective Culling of the Herd

In hot, dry years beef cow evaluation and selective culling of the herd can allow for better management of limited resources and enhance the average production per animal to boost herd productivity in future years. When resources are abundant and calf prices are high, it is tempting to retain cows that are not pulling their […]   Read More

Weeds Can Plague Headaches for Pond Owners

There is a plethora of aquatic vegetation that can potentially plague ponds across Alabama. Filamentous algae, duckweed, southern naiad, watershield, and several species of water lily are just a few of the weeds that come to mind. There are several other types of aquatic vegetation that can become a nuisance for pond owners across the […]   Read More

Tips on Irrigating Thirsty Lawns and Gardens  

With so much rainfall this year, it is hard to imagine that our summer weather is now beginning to get back to normal - hot and dry. And this change is staring to have a direct effect on many lawns and gardens. This year most plants were spoiled with the abundance of water and had […]   Read More


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