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ForestHER Workshop is Sept. 19-20 at Riverwood Farms in Cullman County

  ForestHER, a hands-on workshop for women who love the land, is set for Sept. 19-20... more

Alabama Extension 4-H Staff in Marengo County Recognized by County Commission

Alabama Extension 4-H Staff in Marengo County Recognized by County CommissionThe Marengo County Commission recently... more

Cullman County Commission Recognizes Alabama Extension 4-H Staff

The Cullman County Commission recently recognized Alabama Extension professionals for their outstanding service to the... more

Joshua Melson New County Extension Coordinator for Lawrence County

  Alabama Cooperative Extension has named Joshua Melson as the new County Extension Coordinator for Lawrence County.  He will... more

Alabama Extension Professionals in Lauderdale County Recognized by County Commission

​ The Lauderdale County Commission recently recognized Alabama Extension professionals for their outstanding service to the county’s... more

Topic Blogs

4-H Blog

Autauga County 4-H Horse Club Members Compete

​Autauga County 4-H Horse Club Members Compete at State and Regional 4H Horse ShowsSeveral members... more

Alabama 4-H Golf Classic

​The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation,the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and more than 120,000 Alabama 4-H... more

Alabama Competes in National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational

​  Tuscaloosa County 4-H Shotgun Team          The Tuscaloosa County 4-H Shotgun team represented Alabama at the... more

Birmingham Chef ‘Pays It Forward’ by Volunteering with Alabama 4-H

When you do what you love, it hardly seems like work, and for the last... more

Junior Master Gardner Program Teaches Youngsters Important Life Lessons

When you teach yourself to learn the finer points of something, it provides an enrichment... more
Agronomic Crops

August 2018 Peanut and Cotton Disease Situation

 PeanutPrior to the recent dry weather this past week, the generally wet and cloudy weather... more

Taproot Decline in Soybean Field

Taproot decline (TRD) was detected in a soybean field near Belforest in Baldwin County this... more

Soybean Loopers May Cause Problems for Later-Planted Soybean

August 26, 2018: So far numbers of acres treated for soybean loopers (SBL's) are less than... more

Scout Soybeans Closely for Stink Bugs in August

August is the month when Alabama soybean producers typically make the most foliar applications of... more

Snails and Slugs in Peanuts

There have been many producer complaints about snail and slug issues in row crops. Snails... more
Animal Science and Forages

Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa L.)

​In the first week of November, I received four different calls regarding how to control... more

Drought Preparedness for Horse Owners

​Drought conditions pose various healthcare and management challenges for horse owners and managers. Conditions associated... more

Weed of the Month: Verbena, vervain

​The following species of Verbena are present in Alabama, as documented in the Alabama Plant... more

Grazing Management Strategies During Drought in Tall Fescue Systems

​Grazing Management During Drought in Tall Fescue Systems - May 2017 - TI Sheet.pdfThis Timely... more

Pre-Conditioning Beef Calves with High-Moisture Forages and Co-Product Feeds

​There has been an increasing interest in the use of baleage in beef cattle systems... more
Aqua Blog

Assessing Disease in Farmed Oysters

​With a number of oyster farmers in Alabama reporting high oyster mortalities across the summer... more

Free Aquaculture 101 Workshop for Teachers

​ Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in conjunction with Gadsden State Community... more

Summer "Fish" Camp for Students

    The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Auburn University Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures Department are... more

Aquaculture 101 - Workshop for Teachers

Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in conjunction with Gadsden State Community... more
CommHort Blog

2018 Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference and Tradeshow

​Get Ready! The 2018 AFVGA Conference & Trade Show is just around the corner! Join us... more

Pest of the fall - Stink bug set for home invasion

It is that time of year again for football games and cool and crisp air,... more

Hurricane Michael Damage

​Extension is hard at work helping communities, agricultural producers and families recover from Hurricane Michael. ... more

Grape Rootstock Evaluation Trial Seeks to Enhance Viticultural Sustainability in Alabama and the Southeast

​Currently, the production of grape species in the southeastern U.S. is severely limited by Pierce's... more

Grafting in Vegetable Crops

Grafting with resistant rootstocks offers one of the best methods to avoid soilborne diseases.  Grafting... more
Food Blog
Forestry Blog

Prescribed Fire: The Fuels Component

In this second of a four-part series, you will learn the importance of the fuel... more

Prescribed fire: A Series to promote better forest management and therefore better wildlife management

​Prescribed fire has been a part of land management across most of the South for... more

Bamboo: Benefit or Boogeyman?

Golden bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea), planted as an ornamental and historically for use as fishing poles,... more

Invasive Plant Control at Lagoon Park

​The Alabama Invasive Plant Council, working with ACES personnel, recently received a small grant from... more

Urban Coyotes: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

​A recent news article brings to light a growing trend coyote management. Once creatures associated with rural... more
Home Grounds Blog

Fall is to bring more aggressive wasps and hornets in Alabama

Auburn, Alabama -- Fall is the peak season for yellow jackets and hornets in Alabama... more

Horse fly: pest behavior and control strategies

Horse fly can be any member of the insect family Tabanidae (order Diptera), but specifically... more

Worms on My Tomatoes!

(Mallory Kelley, Home Grounds REA)​Scouting and monitoring your garden for pests at least two to... more

Got Gray Grass? Don't Worry!

​Our wet and humid summer may not have been the best for your garden, but... more

Garden Talk: Preparing your Peach Trees for Spring

​Q. My peach trees struggled this year. The fruit set was very sparse, and the... more