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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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Everyday Water Conservation

While Alabama averages 55 inches of rain per year, the state also experiences drought. These may be flash droughts that last a few months or long term droughts that continue for a year or more. Since drought is a gradual onset of conditions…

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Late Season Insect Control in Hemp

Caterpillars have emerged as a significant pest of industrial hemp, Cannabis sativa, in Alabama this first growing season. While we have found multiple caterpillar species on hemp throughout the season, the primary pest causing damage this …

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History of Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Extension has a long and proud history of service to the people of Alabama. In 1906, four people were appointed to do farm demonstration work, a forerunner of what would become known as Extension programs. Created by an Act of Congress in 1…

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Our Commitment

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is committed to welcoming diversity and inclusion. Alabama Extension is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individual…

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Employment Opportunities

Alabama Extension operates as a system employing both Alabama A&M and Auburn University employees. Our unique structure offers opportunities at two of Alabama’s premiere institutions. All positions operate under the purview of the syste…

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Types of Positions

Regional Extension Agents are community based expert educators in one or more of our four program areas: (1) Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources, (2) Alabama 4-H, (3) Human Sciences Extension, and (4) Urban Extension.

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Alabama Association of County Agricultural Agents and Specialists

AACAAS is geared towards Extension educators and other professionals who work in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and natural resources, 4-H youth develo…

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Grow Your Own Salad this Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Buying all the ingredients and preparing salads at home can become on expensive venture. Gardeners can easily grow a lot of the vegetables that they put in their salads, in their backyard. An Extension professional…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Quick Stir Fry

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – On this Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking Quick Stir Fry. This recipe is super easy and a great way to add veggies to your diet. Want to save money? Stock up on canned and frozen veggies when they go on sal…

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Women and Girls in STEM: Balancing the System

Women in the United States have made significant strides in education and entry into the workforce. However, despite these advances, women are still underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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