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Grasshoppers Cause Issues in Seedling Cotton

AUBURN, Ala.—There are beneficial insects who take up residence in cotton fields, and then there are damaging pests such as like grasshoppers who create problems for cotton producers.

Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist, …

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Sweet Orange Scab: New Cases Identified in Alabama

AUBURN, Ala.—Agriculture officials have identified new cases of sweet orange scab (SOS) in Baldwin County. SOS was first confirmed in Alabama in December 2017.

Dr. Kassie Connor, an Alabama Extension plant pathologist, said the disease…

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Corn Earworms, Cotton Bollworms Build Resistance

AUBURN, Ala.—The introduction of genetic engineering in cotton was game-changing for producers. Even more so was the introduction of insect-resistant genes in corn—especially for producers in the Midwest who deal with the corn rootworm….

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Meet Body Doc

Body Quest Warrior Body Doc has super warrior powers from eating fresh fruit. Do you like watermelon? What about apples or bananas? Body Doc talks about the super warrior powers that come from eating fresh, whole fruit.

The brighter the…

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Community Gardens Grow Opportunities

Gardens have the potential to increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity thereby reducing rates of chronic diseases. Live Well Alabama partners with garden efforts in communities, early childcare centers, elem…

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Farmers Markets Begin Accepting SNAP

Although the number of famers markets has increased nearly 50 percent since 2006, access to fruits and vegetables in farmers markets remains limited for low-income families. Live Well Alabama partners with farmers markets across the state t…

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Connecting Alabama SNAP-Ed Through Social Media

The Live Well Alabama social media initiative was developed in 2017 by Alabama Extension at Auburn University SNAP-Ed.

Live Well Alabama is found on three popular platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Daily posts promote healthy e…

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Emergency Food Assistance Sites

There is no greater immediate need than hunger. To fulfill this need with access to healthy foods, Live Well Alabama partners with emergency food assistance sites throughout Alabama.

These sites include after school feedings, emergency b…

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Quest for Healthy Schools Initiative Helps Support Alabama

Quest for Healthy Schools
Quest for Healthy Schools supports schools in improving nutrition and physical activity policies, systems, environments, and practices. Live Well Alabama is teaming with Alliance for a Healthier Generation and …

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs ar…

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