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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Skillet Spaghetti

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking Skillet Spaghetti. This recipe is sure to please the whole family. One pot meals are a great way to use lots of healthy vegetables, and cleanup is a breeze.
Ingredien…

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Deciding Which Blueberry Cultivars to Plant

If you have decided to grow blueberry plants and do not know which cultivars to plant, ask yourself this question. How will the planting be used? Some growers want all of the berries to ripen at the same time so they can be harvested at the…

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Pickling Foods at Home

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—When people hear the word “pickle”, many automatically think of cucumber pickles. However, there are many foods that can be pickled. Pickling foods at home may sound difficult or time consuming, but there are both …

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Summer Food Safety Tips

Due to a variety of factors, including warmer temperatures, foodborne illness increases in summer. Stay healthy and safe during warmer months by following these summer food safety tips.
When Bringing Food to a Picnic or Cookout

Use an…

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Evaluating Water Quality for Poultry

Water is the most important nutrient for poultry; survival time is limited in its absence. Birds can survive for longer periods without any other nutrient than they can survive without water.

Although water is regarded as the mos…

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Extension Leads in Advancing Alabama

In our rapidly changing digital era, Alabama Extension continues to lead in research and problem solving. Our educational outreach spans the state creating economic opportunities for residents, providing the latest resources for i…

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Update On Cotton Leaf Roll Dwarf Virus

Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologists Dr. Kassie Conner and Dr. Austin Hagan give an update on Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus, or Cotton Blue Disease, a virus disease that was first spotted in Alabama in 2016. The disease h…

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4-H Wildlife Teams Compete in State Competition

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.–The Lee County 4-H Wildlife senior team recently won the annual Alabama Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Contest. The team will also represent Alabama in the upcoming National WHEP Contest in Junction City…

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Alabama Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Resources

What is BQA?
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to United States beef producers and consumers. This information is on how common sense husbandry techniqu…

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Dry, Hot Weather Boosts Two-Spotted Spider Mites on Peaches

During this time of year, peach growers are noticing peach leaves with a mottled appearance and fine web material covering leaves, twigs, and sections of branches. These are signs of an infestation of the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychu…

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Fish Relative Weight Calculator

Relative weight is an index used by fisheries biologists to determine if a fish is in good condition, fat, or thin. It is calculated by dividing the weight of a fish by the expected weight for a fish of the same species at the same length g…

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4-H Summer Camp Creates Lifelong Memories and Friendships

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Young people across Alabama are packing their suitcases with swimsuits, sunscreen and bug spray in preparation for 4-H Summer Camp. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System together with Alabama 4-H host the thre…

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Bacterial Wilt Found on Winter Squash

Bacterial wilt was recently detected on butternut squash in Chilton County. Bacterial wilt is a destructive disease of both cucumber and cantaloupe.  It can also infect squash and pumpkins. Watermelons are resistant to the disease.

Wilt…

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Weather Impacts Spring Pest Pressures

AUBURN, Ala.—Flooding in North Alabama, hurricane recovery in the Wiregrass and a mixed bag of other weather conditions have made for an interesting spring planting season. Farmers in the Wiregrass have corn stands on the verge of drying …

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Nutrient Requirements of Sheep and Goats

The right nutrition provided at the right stage is essential to the profitable production of sheep and goats. It is needed to produce a high-percentage crop, to wean heavy animals, and to develop satisfactory flock replacements. The…

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