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Soil Testing Protects Water Quality

Properly fertilized lawns absorb nonpoint source pollutants, help to stabilize soil, reduce ambient air temperatures, and promote a healthy ecosystem of its own. Overfertilizing can aggravate pest problems, stimulate excessive growt…

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Starting A 4-H Club

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – If you are a young person living in Alabama, 4-H has something for you! For more than 100 years, the program has helped youth develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders.
What is 4-H?
Alabama 4-H …

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Live Well Recipe: Sweet & Salty Popped Mix

Try our Sweet and Salty Popped Mix for an after-school snack with the kids. Use snack-size plastic bags to control portions between mealtimes.
Ingredients
Light microwavable popcorn, 3.5-ounce bag

1 1/2 cup raisins

1 cup pretzels

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Freeze Vegetables This Summer

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – From tomatoes to squash, summer is filled with a wonderful bounty of garden vegetables. Wouldn’t it be great to have these fresh vegetables all year long? Luckily, people can freeze fresh produce from the local…

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A Landowners Guide for Wild Pig Management

Wild pigs are not native to the Americas. They were first introduced to the United States in the 1500s by the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto, who traveled extensively throughout the Southeast.

Because pigs are highly adaptable …

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Oyster Farming App

The Oyster Farming app is a tool to help simplify the day-to-day activities of oyster production. The app allows commercial oyster farmers to input, store, and share harvest information. Although the app was created with Alabama producers i…

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4-H Foundation Awards $35,000 in Scholarships

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama 4-H Foundation recently awarded thirty-five scholarships to 4-H high school seniors. Scholarships for $1000 were presented at a recognition and awards program following 4-H Competitive Events Day at t…

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Live Well Recipe: Just Peachy Chicken

Try our tasty Just Peachy Chicken recipe! Buy canned fruits packed in 100% juice or water to cut down on the added sugar. Serves 4.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut in half

1 can peach slices in 10…

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Post-Harvest Weed Control: Don’t Quit Yet

As farmers enter harvest season, let’s remember that the work isn’t done just because the crop is out of the field. Planning efforts for next year are already underway and proactive weed control strategies should remain a top priority.
W…

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Evaluating Freeze Damage to Peaches

In this video, Mike Reeves, an Alabama Extension regional agent of commercial horticulture, explains how to evaluate the amount of freeze damage on peaches. With proper evaluation, growers can determine how to proceed with their cultiva…

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Pruning Blueberries

Shane Harris and Chip East with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System provide information on pruning rabbiteye blueberries. Growers should prune blueberries to:

stimulate new growth and plant vigor
remove dead or diseased woo…

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4-H State Events and Activities Calendar

If you are a youth living in Alabama, 4-H has something for you! Our yearly events and activities calendar is listed below. Contact your county Extension office for more information.

 

 

View current 4-H events and re…

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Live Well Recipe: Roasted Broccoli Salad with Almonds

Try our Roasted Broccoli Salad with Almonds! Dark green veggies like spinach and broccoli are packed with nutrients and low in calories. Serves 10.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

3 tablespoons oil, divided

2 tablespoons vinegar

4 teas…

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Alabama Extension Focused on Quality and Value

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— In a world of rapid change, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System continues to be a leader of cutting-edge research and problem solving.  Alabama Extension Director Gary Lemme said the organization’s educati…

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Widespread Viruses in Southeastern Blueberry Fields

In the United States, from 2007 to 2016, there was a 70 percent and 106 percent increase in blueberry acreage and production, respectively. With such a rapid expansion, it is imperative to account for major pest problems adversely affecting…

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