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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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Fire Ant Quarantine Compliance for Container Nurseries

Learn the specifications for incorporating befenthrin as your federally approved fire ant treatment.

If you plan to ship plants outside of the federal imported fire ant quarantine, you must comply with federal regulatio…

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Fire for Land Management Friendly to the Southeast

In Alabama, January through mid-March is a great time to use fire as a tool for land management.
Southeast is a Fire-Related Ecosystem
Before humans moved into the Southeast, lightning during summer thunderstorms set numerous fires. Becau…

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Support Alabama 4-H End-of-Year Giving

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H needs your help. Each year, young people across the state pack their suitcases to attend 4-H Camp. However, for some students, this may not be an opportunity they will be able to experience.

“Rig…

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Hinge Cuts: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Using hinge cuts on mid and understory hardwood trees is a simple management tool that can increase browse and bedding cover availability for deer on your property.  Focus in areas on your property that will benefit most from adding these …

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Holiday Food Safety Important for Cooks

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Foodborne illness will put an instant damper on holiday celebrations.  Practicing holiday food safety can reduce the chances of someone getting sick.
Preparing and Serving Food
“Do not let foods linger durin…

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Legal Wildlife Damage Management Techniques in Alabama

One of the forestry and wildlife team’s most frequent inquiries involves wildlife damage management around the home. Wildlife damage is the damage and other problems caused by the presence and behavior of wildlife. As Alabama’s populati…

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Nursery and Greenhouse Industry Big Business in Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The poinsettia sitting on the hearth, the hydroponic lettuce in the refrigerator, the new shrubs waiting to be planted — all of these were probably grown right here in Alabama.

Paul Brown, associate director f…

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Alabama Cotton Shorts Newsletter

About the Alabama Cotton Shorts Newsletter
Alabama Cotton Shorts is a newsletter designed to keep cotton producers in the know. From planting dates to crop inputs—there are many factors to consider. The Alabama Cooperative Extension Syst…

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A Tree of Hope

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Hope. It takes all forms. When a monster storm destroys a community, hope can be as simple as a tree planted to show future generations the meaning of resilience.

The Hallmark Channel wanted to plant a tree of…

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