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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is widely known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This chronic disease affects both males and females. Breast cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that develops in breast tissue. The cells change and form a tumor. As with other can…

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What is Urban Extension?

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – What is Urban Extension? This is the question featured on billboards launched in September of 2019. Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University created the billboards to bring awareness to Urban Extens…

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Burgess Awarded NEAFCS Award

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Apriell Burgess, an Alabama Extension urban regional agent, recently received the Continued Excellence Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS). Burgess was ho…

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Live Well Alabama: Tips for Healthy Tailgating

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, 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 calorie foods, oft…

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Using a Nitrogen Budget in Farm Management

Nitrogen (N) losses from crop production systems have both economic and environmental implications. Each year growers spend a significant amount of money on nitrogen-based fertilizers.

Not all the fertilizer, however, e…

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Making and Using a Secchi Disk to Measure Pond Clarity

In recreational fishing ponds that are fertilized, water clarity is the most important indicator to tell you when it is time to fertilize again. In this video, Jill Malecki, a graduate student in the Auburn University School of Fisheries, d…

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Keeping Your Pond Dam and Spillway Clear

Earthen dams of ponds require routine maintenance to preserve good safe function. In this video, Aaron Fewell, a graduate student in the Auburn University School of Fisheries, demonstrates how to determine if a tree should be cut on a dam. …

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Identifying Pond Plants

Pond plants can have both positive and negative effects on recreational fishing ponds. When deciding if a plant needs to be controlled and how to control it, it is important to identify the plant. Some of the terms used by plant biologists …

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Building a Floating, Living Fish Attractor

Fish are attracted to many different types of structure in ponds including rock piles, tree tops, and construction debris. In this video, Rusty Wright, an Alabama Extension fisheries specialist, and students from the Auburn University Schoo…

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Alkalinity and Hardness Tests for Lime Needs

In this video, Daniel Creel, a graduate student in the Auburn University School of Fisheries, describes how to use LaMotte test kits to measure the alkalinity and hardness in recreational fishing pond water.

Alkalinity and hardness are i…

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Human Nutrition, Diet, and Health Impact Report 2017

Human Sciences Extension offers educational programs and classes to help Alabamians stay healthy. Our research-based information in human nutrition, diet, and health are building blocks to developing healthy people, strong families,…

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Enterprise Budgets for Horticulture Crops

Horticulture crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production.  Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average projected y…

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Family and Child Development Impact Report 2017

Human Sciences Extension provides research-based family and child development programs to promote healthy people, strong families, and elevated communities.

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Background: Bullying is a public health concern for school-…

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Alabama Extension Launches Farming Basics App

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Today’s farmers are using new technology more than ever to help them with day-to-day tasks. In a physically demanding and rapidly developing industry, farmers lean on GPS, web information, online courses and time…

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Red Ribbon Week Slated for Oct. 23-31

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This week marks the beginning of Red Ribbon Week. This week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program and will run from Oct. 23 – 31. Now is the ideal time to raise attention abo…

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