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Measure of Chill Accumulation Has Begun

Hot summer temperatures remain, but the season for measuring chill hour accumulation for the dormancy period has arrived.  Chill accumulation is measured as the amount of time trees are exposed to cool temperatures.  For our region, chill…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Pasta and Kale Salad

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is making delicious Pasta and Kale Salad . This recipe is light but filling and perfect for lunch. Get children involved by letting them play chef. Helping in the kitchen is a gr…

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How to Think About Cotton: Plant Growth Regulators

Learn the background and history of plant growth regulators in cotton as well as common use patterns and treatment, timing, and rate considerations.

Background and History

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) have been use…

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Urban Ag

Urban Ag: Urban Food Production & Sustainable Communities

What is Urban Ag?

Urban Ag is a program that provides education and training concerning research-based agricultural methods and business process management strategies to …

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Buying and Planting Azaleas This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — The bursting blooms and colors of azaleas guarantee them to be the star of any landscape. With fall just beginning, now is the best time for gardeners to purchase and plant their azaleas. Planting them now will a…

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Bacterial Spot of Tomato and Pepper

Bacterial spot is the most common disease of peppers in Alabama and is a recurring problem on tomatoes grown in the state. The disease can significantly affect marketable yield.

Bacterial spot is caused by four species of X…

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Alabama Extension Offers Drought Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Conditions in Alabama are hot and dry. Strings of days with record-breaking heat have made September 2019 one of the hottest Septembers on record. The heat and drought are nothing new, though.

While only .2 perc…

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“The Center of It All” Capital Campaign

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. For more than 100 years, Alabama 4-H has been helping young people develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders.

Alabama 4-H is part of the Alabama Cooperative Ex…

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Huntsville Gets New Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The opioid epidemic is having a huge impact on Alabama. In fact, in 2017, Alabama led the nation with the highest opioid prescription rate. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Alabama provid…

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By-Product Feeds Quick Reference Guide

Nutrient Composition of By-Product Feeds
The nutrient composition of by-products varies widely. The following table is a general guideline for understanding feed composition, but a feed analysis should be requested to more accurately…

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Pressure Cooking Saves Time

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—For many busy moms and dads, supper time is a last-minute dash to whip up whatever is in the pantry for the nighttime meal. With hundreds of things to grab and hold attention throughout the day, dinner is sometimes…

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Cereal Cover Crop Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

A winter cover crop can benefit the soil and/or subsequent crop, but cover crops are not harvested for feed or sold as a commodity (Fig. 1). Cover crop benefits include soil erosion protection, increased soil organic C accumulation, weed su…

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Residential Landscape Design

Landscape design is the art of developing a property for its greatest use and enjoyment. Effective landscape design is also a science because it involves understanding the environment around your home and selecting plants that perfo…

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Pierce’s Disease Resistant Grapes In Alabama

Pierce’s Disease (PD) is a serious threat to the cultivation of grapes in the United States, especially in the warmer, southern regions. Recently, the UC Davis grape breeding program developed new European (Vitis vinifera) grape selection…

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Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance

In this video, Brittney Goodrich, an Alabama Extension specialist and member of the farm and agribusiness management team, discusses  pasture, rangeland, and forage insurance (PRF). PRF is an insurance product offered nationwide by the USD…

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