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Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For many, finding the perfect Christmas tree can make or break the holiday season. Luckily, people can easily find a perfect tree if they keep a few things in mind.
Species
Some people get their Christmas tree …

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Reimagining Thanksgiving Leftovers

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you have a refrigerator full of leftovers. Don’t worry—reimagine Thanksgiving leftovers with a little creativity and by using practical food safety tips.
Practici…

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Cut Calories This Holiday

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – During the holidays, high-calorie foods and beverages are every where you turn. Help cut the calories this season by choosing water. Drinking water, instead of sweet tea, soda, fruit juice or other sugary drinks,…

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Master Gardeners Make a Difference in Autauga County

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many have the giving spirit around the holidays, but the Autauga County Master Gardeners keep that spirit alive all year. For more than 15 years, this group has been growing vegetables to share.

Every  Tuesday…

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Irrigation Tax Credit for Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Some Alabama farmers could see a break on their taxes thanks to a new tax credit. This credit allows farmer to count certain costs associated with irrigation, including fuel conversions, equipment and reservoirs,…

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Extension Specialist Receives National Honor for Excellence

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), the Cooperative Extension System and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) annou…

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Reese Leads Alabama 4-H Ambassadors

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Making the best better. In Birmingham, Alabama, Kenneth Reese, the 2019–2020 Alabama 4-H state ambassador president, lives the 4-H motto.

“I want to be a role model to youth and show them all the opportuniti…

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A Safe Turkey Is Critical This Holiday Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The best turkey for the holiday table is the one that’s been prepared safely. Angela Treadaway, an Alabama Extension regional food safety and quality agent, offers information on making sure your holiday turkey is …

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Grow a Backyard Wildflower Meadow

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – A wildflower meadow bursting with blooms may seem like a spring dream, but now is the time to plant if you want one as part of your garden.

Dani Carroll, an Alabama Extension home grounds agent, said these col…

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Chill Hour and Chill Portion Comparison in Peaches

The tables below make a general comparison between chill hours and chill portions in peaches. Keep in mind that currently, no actual conversion can be made from chill hours to chill portions or vice versa.  The tables are based on field ob…

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Diabetes in the Family

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.–Diabetes is a growing health concern across the nation and in the state of Alabama. The American Diabetes Association estimates that more than 30.3 million people or about 9.4% of the United States populati…

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The Wonder Grass: A New Book Highlighting Tall Fescue

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The minds that brought you Southern Forages have teamed up yet again—writing The Wonder Grass, a comprehensive new book on tall fescue. Retired Alabama Extension forage agronomist Don Ball and his colleagues C…

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Health Challenges Continuing Issue for Rural America

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It’s harder to be healthy in rural Alabama.

National Rural Health Day, slated for Thursday, Nov. 21, will shine a spotlight on how health issues affect rural populations differently than their urban neighbors …

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Quick Tips for Buying and Planting Summer Annual Plants

Figure 1: A sunny annual border planted with New Guinea impatiens and ornamental peppers
When to Plant Annuals
Planting early in the spring season will ensure root systems develop properly before high temperatures arrive.  Below are the …

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Cut Calories the Easy Way

With every holiday season comes tasty meals, sweet desserts, and goodies to graze on all day long. What if you could cut down on major calories without giving up the special treat of enjoying holiday meals with family and friends? It’s si…

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