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Find a Deer Fawn?

A doe spends very little time with her fawn the first weeks after its birth to minimize the chance that... more

Urban Nuisance-Smelly Kudzu Bugs Making Spring Appearance

Home and Garden: Home PestsHome and Garden: Home Environments … https://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=765... more

Trees and Power Lines After the Storm

​The most common reason for storm power outages is tree failure onto power and communications lines. The utilities do their... more

Don't miss it! Final Non-Timber Forest Products Fall 2014 Webinar

​Just a reminder that the final Non-Timber Forest Products Fall 2014 Webinar will be Friday, December 12 from 1:00-2:00 pm... more

Save the Date: Farm and Home Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

By Robert Spencer​, Urban Regional Extension Specialist … Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and... more

Forest Farming webinar today!

David Fuller will  present information on "The incredible edible Ostrich Fern fiddlehead" today from 1-2 pm central time.  To register... more

NTFPs Please!

​Non-Timber Forest Products Fall Webinar Series … This series will be a great... more

Alabama Extension: Storm Recovery Resources

Alabamians are cleaning up after violent storms raked the state just days after the anniversary of the deadly April... more

Kudzu Control

​​​New Kudzu Control in Residential Areas Publication - Kudzu control is often a frustrating problem in residential settings. it frequently grows... more

The best test for potting mixes

A.U. Soil Testing Laboratory is encountering more and more gardeners (yes, some … Master... more

Elements of Surprise: Don't Get Caught Off Guard by E-Waste Contaminants

old computer monitors When you replace your electronic devices have you ever wondered what happens to unused or discarded items? Essentially, they exist as electronic waste (e-waste). By definition, e-waste is electronic products used for data processing, telecommunications, or entertainment in households and businesses that are outdated, broken, or cannot be fixed. Materials used in these products are often toxic because they are made with harmful chemicals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, brominated flame retardants, and hexavalent chromium. If misused or mishandled, these chemicals can create serious health hazards. Learning about these hazardous substances and how they contaminate our environment and food and water supplies will help prepare you to recycle or to properly dispose of these products.   more...