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Pond Building: Selecting a Pond Site

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

The process of choosing a pond site is at least as important, if not more so, than the actual construction proc…

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Coronavirus: Preparing Your Home

People should prepare their homes now in the event of an outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends preparing for the possibility of being quarantined at home for up to two…

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Coronavirus: Ensuring an Adequate Water Supply

People preparing for the possibility of a COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in their community and a potential quarantine should keep a two-week supply of food and water in their home.

If your family normally drinks bottled water, you shou…

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The Food Entrepreneur Conference is Changing Lives

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Food Entrepreneur Conference is changing lives for the better.

The Beautiful Rainbow Café, located in Gadsden’s city library, serves vegetarian fare and dessert treats. The café is the brainchild Chip Rowa…

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4-H Growing Alabama’s Future

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The numbers prove it. Alabama 4-H is helping members become healthy, caring and responsible young people in their homes and communities. With current enrollment at 161,937 with 3,346 clubs, the impact of 4-H is f…

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Handwashing Reduces Spread of Diseases

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Prepare for battle. Handwashing is the first line of defense in avoiding illnesses. With the coronavirus (COVID-19), the respiratory disease first identified in China, making its way into national headlines, handwa…

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Illness Prevention: It’s in Your Hands!

Effective handwashing can help reduce the spread of diarrheal as well as respiratory illnesses, such as coronaviruses. Handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid get…

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Hemp Pest Management in Alabama

Hemp is a new crop for Alabama and for the United States. With the 2014 Farm Bill’s Pilot Program, many states beganproducing hemp for fiber, grain, or flower. Additionally, the 2018 Farm Bill listed hemp as an agricultural commod…

State Impact: 4-H College and Career Readiness

Growing Alabama’s Future
Young people in Alabama 4-H learn, lead, and make a difference. Alabama 4-H is growing the next generation of citizens, leaders, and workers while instilling essential skills and positive identity.
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Home Lawn IPM Guide

Controlling weeds in the home lawn is not simple, automatic, or easy. Each home lawn is unique because of the differences in lawn grasses, soil types, ornamental plants, and weed problems. Different levels of management will be used…

It’s National Nutrition Month®

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ National Nutrition Month® has motivated Americans through various nutrition education messages since the 1970s. A specific theme is selected each March to motivate people to make wise health decision…

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Teens Across Alabama Attend 4-H Midwinter

This is a follow-up story with a delayed distribution. The event took place in Columbiana from January 31, 2020 to February 2, 2020. The event was held prior to the coronavirus outbreak, before the discovery of the virus in Alabama, and be…

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Cover Crops Play Vital Role in Soil Conservation

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Heavy bouts of rainfall and strong storms created the perfect scenario for Alabama producers to talk about the many benefits of planting cover crops during the winter season.

Audrey Gamble, an Alabama Cooperativ…

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Evaluation of Size-Controlling, Pest Resistant Peach Rootstocks for Alabama

A damaging soilborne fungus causing Armillaria Root Rot (ARR) disease is the second leading cause of peach tree mortality after Peach Tree Short Life (PTSL) in the southeastern United States. Estimated lifetime production losses attributed …

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