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Want Bigger Tomato Fruit? Try Pruning.

Pruning helps to maintain a balance between vegetative and reproductive growth … If you... more

What is the Difference between Agricultural Lime and Gypsum?

As growers receive results from their soil tests, I am commonly asked what is the …... more

Southeastern U.S. 2018 Vegetable Crop Handbook

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Lounging lizards and other reptile run-ins

Over the last month my family and I have had several unexpected encounters with reptiles around my home... more

Find a Deer Fawn?

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management … A doe spends very little time with... more

Urban Nuisance-Smelly Kudzu Bugs Making Spring Appearance

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Trees and Power Lines After the Storm

The most common reason for storm power outages is tree failure onto power and communications lines... 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 …... more

Save the Date: Farm and Home Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

By Robert Spencer​, Urban Regional Extension Specialist ​​    The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs Unit is partnering with the Alabama... more

Forest Farming webinar today!

David Fuller will  present information on "The incredible edible Ostrich Fern fiddlehead" today from 1-2 pm central time... 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products used for data processing, telecommunications, or entertainment in households and businesses that are outdated, broken, or cannot be fixed.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...