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Returning Christmas Presents

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The fuzzy Christmas cat sweater isn’t your style? It’s okay if the Christmas presents you received are not on par. Returning a Christmas gift can be a source of anxiety for Christmas gift-givers and recipients. How…

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Safety During the Holidays

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Warning! Proceed to the holiday season with caution. With so many things going on, many forget about safety during the holidays. People may encounter a number of hazards in the coming days.
Food and Kitchen Safe…

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Be Mindful of Winter Weather

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Winter is upon us, which means so is the threat of winter storms. Alabama Extension offers recommendations for staying safe and preparing for possible snow and ice, power outages and other impacts from severe win…

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Costs & Trends of Southern Forestry Practices 2018

One concern landowners may have when making forestland management decisions is the cost of forestry practices. They may worry that they cannot afford to complete activities such as planting or understory control, so they choose to d…

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Controlling Entomosporium Leaf Spot on Woody Ornamental

Learn the best practices for inhibiting spread of this destructive disease, including recommended fungicides and rates for both commercial operations and home landscapes.

Leaf spot, caused by Entomosporium maculatum, i…

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Protect Yourself Against Fraud This Holiday Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Grinch may have stolen Christmas, but fraud and identity theft is the more serious crime this holiday. In the last year, consumers reported losing over $1.6 million to fraud. December is the prime time for id…

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Evaluation of Cool-Season Annual Baleage

This information highlights the results of a two-year study (2017-2019) evaluating nutritive value and fermentation parameters of different cool-season annual mixtures for baleage production in Shorter, Alabama.
What is Baleage?
Baleage i…

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ALProHealth Guidebook

The ALProHealth guidebook’s purpose is to assist you and your community coalitions in your efforts to plan for and implement policy, system, and environmental interventions that promote increased access to healthy foods and …

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Battling Holiday Stress and Depression

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Stress and depression are battles that many people fight year round, but those battles may be especially difficult during the holidays. Whether it is in a work environment trying to finish end-of-the-year project…

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Peaches Benefiting from Seasonal Weather

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Cool weather is just what peach trees across Alabama need. Edgar Vinson, a fruit crop specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System said peaches and other tree fruits need adequate chill hours to produce…

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Caring for Poinsettias All Year

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Poinsettias are an iconic indoor winter plant. The vibrant red, white and green colors, make this plant a popular choice around the holidays. However, with proper care, poinsettias can add beauty and color…

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Annual Bedding Plants

The term bedding plant is not a botanical classification, but a term that describes a method of commercial production and marketing. Bedding plants are produced in a greenhouse and marketed in garden centers and mass-market businesses as a …

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Agricultural Outlook Hopeful as New Year Approaches

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Some of the brightest minds in agriculture met Dec. 10 in Auburn to share ideas, discuss research and learn more about the current global agricultural outlook.

Alabama Extension partnered with Auburn University…

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Food Safety: It’s in Your Hands!

Keeping you and your food safe from harmful bacteria can be as simple as washing your hands. But you need to know when to wash and how to do it properly.

Wash Your Hands.
Do you remember your mother telling you to wash y…

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Tropical Soda Apple Identification and Control

This invasive plant can greatly reduce forage productivity. Learn important measures you can take to prevent its spread.

Tropical soda apple (Solanum viarum), also referred to as TSA, is a non-native, invasive weed that…

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