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Harvest for Health: Making an Impact on Cancer Survivors

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – There are nearly 14.5 million people living with and beyond cancer in the United States today. Through the Master Gardener program, Alabama Extension’s home grounds team is working to make an impact on the lives of…

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Calibrating Sprayers Important For Gardeners

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With spring fully upon us, many people will be spending much of their time planting and maintaining their gardens. Part of this maintenance is spraying to control weeds and pests. Calibrating sprayers before applyi…

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Winter Maintenance for Gardens and Flower Beds

Eight tasks for the winter season to ensure your landscape is ready for spring growth.
Remove finished and dead plants
Overwintering plant litter can harbor pests and diseases. Tilling under pest and disease free litter is another option….

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So You Have Soil Insect Pests – Now What?

Insect pests are almost a year-round problem in Alabama. Pests can be above ground or below-ground. While it is somewhat easier to observe foliar insects, it is a daunting task to really know what is inside the soil before it is too late. V…

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Elmore Named Outstanding Extension Educator

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama Extension’s Josh Elmore was recently named the 2018 recipient of the Outstanding Extension Educator award. The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) presented this award as a part of their …

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Fertilizing Pecan Trees Important for Overall Health

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Growing pecan trees can be tricky because of the many environmental factors that affect a tree’s health. One of the best ways to promote good health in pecan trees in establishing a proper fertilizing program. Chip…

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Horse Project

The 4-H Horse Project teaches horsemanship skills, horse judging, tack care, and basic management. Participation will help youth understand how to manage a show horse, learn entrepreneurship and record keeping, become better horsemen, and r…

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Strawberries: Alabama’s Sweet Business

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Strawberry season is underway in Alabama. Known for their bright colors and sweet taste, strawberries play a special part in the Alabama’s economy and culture.
A Sweet Business
Kevin Burkett, an Alabama Exten…

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Mulches for the Home Landscape

Nature mulches plants with fallen leaves and other organic materials. Mulching, as practiced by gardeners, is merely an adaptation of this natural process.

Advantages of Mulching
Adding a layer of mulch around trees, shrubs, and pla…

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Alabama Extension Hosts Alfalfa in the South May 7

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The annual Alfalfa in the South workshop is scheduled for May 7 in Troy, Alabama. Held at the Cattlemen’s Park, this one-day workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m.

Hosted by Alabama Extension, th…

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Crops Webinar: Fertilizing Cover Crops

Dr. Dennis Delaney, an Alabama Extension specialist, discusses the importance of fertilizing cover crops.

 

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Revamped Beekeeping Program Benefits State’s Agriculture

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is taking steps to assure bees remain a vibrant part of food production.  To ensure that crop pollination is not threatened in the state, Alabama Extension created a new …

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2019 Crops Webinar: Cover Crop Systems

 

Dr. Audrey Gamble, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Soil Scientist, discusses the importance of cover crop systems in the April 2019 installment of the 2019 crops webinar series.

 

 

 

 

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