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Effective 4-H Club Meetings

Club or group meetings are the cornerstone of the 4-H experience. Ask beginning members or participants what they like about 4-H, and they will tell you about their club, their new friends, new experiences, and fun activities. Well-planned …

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Planning Your 4-H Year Ahead

A well-planned 4-H program gives guidance and direction to club leaders and members. It is an important hands-on, minds-on learning activity that allows everyone to have a voice in what the group does during the year ahead. It helps develop…

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Alabama 4-H Volunteer Application

Thank you for offering to help young people grow and learn. Your involvement is important to 4-H and our young people. The volunteer application is important for the following reasons:

It matches you with the right job and responsibil…

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Poultry Project

The 4-H Poultry Project is a long-term project with monthly meetings for members of all skill levels. They learn how to care for and raise a poultry flock, show personal growth and knowledge gained through showmanship, make good decisions a…

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Storm Hits Alabama Pecan Crops

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – There are not as many acres of pecans in southeast Alabama as there are row crop acres, but Hurricane Michael’s impact on pecan orchards is just as profound.
Storm Damage
Bryan Wilkins, a research associate a…

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Blue Crabs in Alabama

Crabs, along with shrimp, lobsters, and crawfish, are among the invertebrates called decapods (10 feet) that are included in the class Crustacea. More than 1,200 species of crabs are found throughout the world, and 60 or more are found in…

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Crop Insurance Not a Guaranteed Payout for Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Insurance companies will be busy processing claims and assessing damages, as residents affected by Hurricane Michael work to recover. Crop insurance agents and adjusters, in tandem with Extension agents and other g…

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High Tunnel Vegetable Production

High tunnels are unheated, plastic-covered, solar greenhouses. Ventilation is passive through roll-up or roll-down side walls or curtains. Crops are grown in native soil under the high tunnel, which protects them from environmental extremes…

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Alabama Extension Compiling Ag Loss Data

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Hurricane Michael devastated crops in Alabama’s Wiregrass region.  But for farmers to have access to the most disaster assistance, officials need comprehensive data on projected yields, estimated losses and othe…

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Important Tips for Insecticide Applications and Equipment

Insect pests can cause major crop loss or contamination if not managed timely. We are generally very careful about choosing the right insecticide, but we forget to check the condition of the spray equipment that leads to insect control fail…

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Agroforestry

Take a minute to think about why you own land.  Is it to pass on to your children and grandchildren?  Outdoor recreation?  Because you enjoy the beauty of nature?  Is it part of your farm?

If you answered yes to one or more of these …

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Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Citrus Canker

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Foliar lesions have raised, concentric circles on the underside of the leaf. Lesions frequently are surrounded by a water-soaked margin and a yellow hal…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Phytophthora Root Rot

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Initial symptoms include vein yellowing followed by yellow foliage, poor growth, and shoot dieback. Advanced symptoms consist of leaf and fruit drop, tr…

Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide: Citrus Scab

*This is an excerpt from Citrus Pest Identification and Management Guide, ANR- 2270.

Citrus scab foliar symptoms consist of fingerlike projections or lesions that may contain a tan pustule at the tip. Fruit symptoms start with slightly r…