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Outstanding Speakers at Mississippi-Alabama Rural Tourism Conference

By Casey Whitaker The 2014 Mississippi-Alabama Rural Tourism Conference is set for Oct. 20-22 in... more

​Forestry Field Days Improve Land Management

Forest lands cover more than 210 million acres in the southeastern United States, and there are... more

Auburn Basketball Head Coach to Give Keynote Address at ACLN Awards Luncheon

Auburn University Men's Basketball Head Coach Bruce Pearl will give the keynote address at the... more

Best-selling author to close 2014 ACLN Conference

Seasoned seminar and inspirational leader and two-time best-selling author Millicent St. Claire will give the... more

Alabama Wildlife Federation Offers Workshops on Outdoor Classrooms

The Alabama Wildlife Federation is offering two educational opportunities to advance your knowledge of and... more
The Grassroots - Local Extension news from around Alabama

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

Bollworm Moth Trap Catch Report and Bollworm Situation in Cotton Update

​July 18, 2018Trap catch numbers showed increased bollworm moth activity at the  Elmore and Baldwin... more

Interpreting Soil Test Reports from Commercial Labs

​Most Alabama soils are naturally low in plant-available nutrients and must be fertilized to maintain... more

Managing this "Split Crop" of Cotton

Every year brings its own challenges to the farmer.  Every year the weather patterns are... more

Evaluating the phosphorus status of soil and the 590 phosphorus application criterion

​ Animal manure has long been recognized as an important source of macro- (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) and... more

Watch for Caterpillars in Peanuts

Excessive rain in May slowed moth activity, but we have detected a sudden increase in... 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

Does this spray even work?

Growers make many decisions every year about what chemicals to use for pest prevention and/or... more

Stink bug identification and timely management for quality produce

In general, vegetable insect pests have chewing or piercing-sucking mouthparts. Caterpillars, beetles, and grasshoppers are... more

Cucurbit Diseases this Summer

​A few cucurbit diseases were found in a few commercial fields in south Alabama along... more

Chanterelle Mushroom Identification

​2018 has been a wet year so far for most of us. The excess moisture... more

Moth Activity Rising in Vegetables

It is time to scout crops again and prevent insect outbreaks with timely intervention! Excessive... more
Food Blog

Planning the Garden to Preserve the Harvest

​Spring is on its way and now is the time to plan what produce you... more

Grilled Finger Foods

​Whether you are an Auburn or Alabama fan, Saturdays in are known for football and... more

Date labeling Confusion, Food Safety, and Food Waste

​ The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that about 133 billion pounds of food iswasted... more

Cottage Food Law Classes

Classes in Northwestern Alabama: Contact Susan Hill at 205-489-5376 August 12, 2014 Morning Class 10AM to 12:00 PM and... more

Alabama Cottage Food Law went into Effect June 1

​ Locally grown and produced food is becoming more and more popular across Alabama. Farmers markets... more
Forestry Blog

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

Introductory work on UAV hazards in the work place

​The commercial interest in and use of UAV’s (drones) in forestry and wildlife management is... more
Home Grounds Blog

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

Corn: Man's Best Crop

​"The History of Corn" probably sounds like a topic too esoteric to be anything but... more

Easy Ways Homeowners Can Reduce Water Use

How much water do you use a day? Would you believe 60-80 gallons is an... more