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Managing Irrigation for Container Nurseries

For container nurseries, knowing how long to irrigate can be a challenge. Why is this important? Plant growth can be limited when you don’t water long enough. More importantly, if you water too long, pest pressure increases and fertilizer i…

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Extension Pilots New Alabama Watershed Stewards Workshops

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— From rapidly flowing mountain streams, to wide rivers and the sugar-sanded coast, Alabama has an abundance of water resources. However, the link between our everyday actions and water quality isn’t always clear….

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Controlling Armadillo Damage in Alabama

Take a ride on just about any road in Alabama and you are likely to see an armadillo belly-up on the side of the road. Armadillos were first noted in Alabama in the 1940s around Mobile County.

Since then they have expanded their range to…

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How to Register for Buckmasters 2019 for Non 4-H Members

You will be required to set up a family profile on 4HOnline, the online Alabama 4-H enrollment and event registration program. The family profile will be where the members will enroll. The website can be found at https://al.4honline.com.
S…

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How to Register for Buckmasters 2019

Registration for the 2019 Buckmasters Youth Shooting Sports Matches will run through 4HOnline. You must set up a 4HOnline Family Profile and add each youth to your family before the registration process can begin.

Depending on your membe…

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Beat the Heat, Practice Heat Safety

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama residents are no strangers to hot summer weather. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting high temperatures throughout the nation over the July 19 weekend. Heat safety is a …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Grilled Cheese Surprise

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is launching a new series of tasty recipes starting with Grilled Cheese Surprise. Try something new and add healthy ingredients to a classic recipe.
Ingredients

Butter, sof…

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Live Well Recipe: Spinach Dip

Try our Spinach Dip as a cool snack or party treat. Serve with veggies, such as carrots, celery, or bell peppers, for a healthy crunch. Serves 12.
Ingredients
1 package frozen spinach, thawed, 10 ounces

1/2 cup low-fat sour cream

1 …

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Food Safety for Southern U.S. Food Crop Producers After Flooding

Throughout the Gulf Coast states, floods directly affecting food production (including produce, grains, and animal feed) are relatively rare. Preparing for or reacting to flooding in terms of keeping food safe is not something that …

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The Alabama Vegetable Gardener

The Alabama Vegetable Gardener Handbook offers valuable resources for both the beginning and veteran gardener.

Find links to all the sections of the Alabama Vegetable Gardener below.

Part 1—Planning for the Home Garden
Part 2…

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Nematodes Could Be the Reason Garden Is Unproductive

Nematodes Could Be the Reason Garden Is Unproductive is part 14 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Some gardeners are surprised to find that their gardens are not producing as many vegetables as they had expected. There could be s…

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Control Diseases for Top-Quality Tomatoes

Control Diseases for Top-Quality Tomatoes is part 13 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Tomatoes are by far the favorite and most widely grown vegetable in home gardens. Nothing can be more satisfying than picking a juicy red toma…

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Vegetable Information

Vegetable Information is part 12 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Alabama’s moderate climate and generally abundant rainfall mean the state’s gardeners can grow vegetables virtually year-round.

You may also want to download A…

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Home-Grown Seed

Home-Grown Seed is part 11 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Some Alabama gardeners like to save their own pea and bean seed to ensure a supply of that variety for the next year. It is best to set aside a short section of row sp…

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Bitter Cucumbers

Bitter Cucumbers is part 10 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Nearly every vegetable grown in the home garden has its quirks and problems. A problem that is sometimes associated with cucumbers and, on very rare occasions squash,…

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