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Pruning Crape Myrtles

AUBURN, Ala. – Good pruning helps make crape myrtle trees and shrubs healthier and more productive.

Gardeners know that pruning needs to happen, but often do not know how or when. Sadly, this happens too often with crape myrtles. Profe…

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Sweet and Hot Peppers Popular in Home Gardens

AUBURN, Ala. – There are more than 20 species of peppers in the world and hundreds of varieties. North American growers, however, are most familiar with two kinds – sweet and hot.
Sweet and Hot Pepper Varieties
Sweet pepper varieties in…

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Mums: The Flowers of Fall

AUBURN, Ala.- With every fall comes the beautiful displays of pumpkins, gourds, natural foliage and of course chrysanthemums. Better known as mums, these flowers have a variety of vibrant colors including golden yellow, burnt orange, deep…

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Pickles, Pickles, Pickles

AUBURN, Ala.—Many people enjoy pickles as an addition to a meal or as a refreshing snack. Making homemade pickles may sound difficult or time consuming, but there are quick options available to use at home. Angela Treadaway, an Alabama E…

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Healthy Tailgating

AUBURN, Ala. – Football season is in full swing. Thousands of fans flock to stadiums every Saturday to cheer on their favorite college teams and spend the day tailgating.

Traditionally, tailgating means high caloric foods, often frie…

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Growing Herbs Indoors

AUBURN, Ala. – Growing herbs does not have to be a complicated process. An easy way to get fresh herbs for cooking is to grow them indoors. This lets you be an amateur gardener, while eliminating the hassle of the grocery store. Here are a …

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Fall flea surge: Control Fleas Indoors and Outdoors

AUBURN, Ala. – Fleas are some of the most annoying biting pests known to man and pets. Knowing how to control fleas both indoors and outdoors will make life easier for humans and pets.
Characteristics
Fleas occur year-round but may go dor…

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Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Hurricane Michael caused almost $204 million in agricultural damage alone as it moved across Alabama. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director Gary Lemme called it a devastating blow to farmers in the state’…

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Fall Brings More Aggressive Wasps and Hornets

AUBURN, Ala. – Fall is the peak season for yellow jackets and hornets in Alabama. Many people encounter and experience painful stings from these wasps during outdoor activities.

Dr. Xing Ping Hu, an Alabama Extension entomologist, said …

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Dwarf Shrubs in Landscapes

AUBURN, Ala. – Developing a functional and beautiful landscape can be difficult. When deciding how to build your landscape, there are two factors that come into play: space and expense.

Mike McQueen, an Alabama Extension regional agent…

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