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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

Caterpillars on the rise in peanuts (pest update for Aug 11, 2017)

The Alabama Peanut IPM program conducts routine pest monitoring using sticky wing traps from various... more

Soybean rust on the move in Alabama

Soybean rust was  detected in Houston, Dale, Autauga, Elmore, Butler, Conecuh, Escambia, Clarke and Marengo... more

How to identify and manage spider mites on vegetables

With summer comes hot and dry weather in the southeast. Many insect pests and mite... more

Peanut insect pest highlights for July 28, 2017

This report is based on sticky wing pheromone trap catches from 16 locations and direct crop... more

Charcoal rot: A hidden threat to soybean yield

The persistent hot weather in many areas of the country this growing season may be... more
Animal Science and Forages

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

Slobber Syndrome in Horses

​Slobber syndrome ("slobbers"), or slaframine toxicosis, is a chemical irritation and mycotoxicosis resulting from the consumption... 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

Bitter rot in fruits

As apple crop is growing well and sizing sweet and juicy fruit, small, sunken brown... more

Moth trap catch report and insect pest update August 9, 2017

Cotton bollworm (CBW) moth trap catches increased from the last week of July to the... more

Precision Ag and IPM: Effectiveness of Automated Traps for Pest Monitoring

This article is based on research observations with a new product; mention of names should... more

Commercial turfgrass insect control recommendations

The ACES publication IPM 1313, commercial turfgrass recommendations for insect control, is currently being updated. ... more

ADAI inspection report week of July 3, 2017

​Barnacle scale (BS)(Ceroplastes cirripediformis, on left) was found on 'Hardy Daisy' and 'Frost Proof' gardenias. Small... 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

Cool-Season Wildlife Plots

If you would like to improve the overall health... more

Getting A Grip On Wild Pigs

​There are two groups of landowners in Alabama….those who have wild pigs, and those who... more

Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum) Identification and Control

Tropical soda apple (TSA) was nearly eradicated across the state during a recent federally funded... more

OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App

The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool is a useful resource for planning outdoor work activities based... more

AWW Celebrates 25 Years of Loving Our Downstream Neighbors!

On May 19-20th, volunteers and supporters of Alabama Water Watch gathered at the Living River... more
Home Grounds Blog

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

So Many Leaves, So Little Time

By Bethany A. O’RearQ. Autumn is my favorite time of year. The air is getting... more

Plinking on the Roof

By Andrew J. BarilIt began a week or so ago. In the middle of the... more