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Alfalfa IPM Guide

Updated for 2020.

Alfalfa production depends on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools of t…

Alabama Extension Addresses Student Needs

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Ten Alabama universities received a grant to address food insecurity among college students in the state. Auburn University’s Hunger Solutions Institute will administer the grant over a two-year period. …

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Bring Spring Inside During the Winter with Paperwhite Bulbs

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It’s evident that spring has arrived when the smell of flowering paperwhite narcissus is in the air. However, people can bring this smell in their home this winter. During the dreary winter months, people can for…

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Respirator Review

Which respirator is right for the job?

Dust Mask/Filtering FacePiece Respirator

Does not provide mouth and lung protection. Used for removing or reducing the amount of harsh matter inhaled. Does not protect against g…

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Stop Committing Crape Murder

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This time of year, too many crape myrtles are slaughtered. Homeowners go wild pruning these trees, possibly damaging and stunting their growth and beauty.

Crape myrtles are a popular choice because of the brig…

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Auxin Herbicide Trainings Scheduled Throughout the State

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— Many producers plant cotton and soybean varieties that are resistant to dicamba herbicides. Before making these herbicide applications, producers must have state certification and annual training because of a high…

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The Lowdown on Fad Diets

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.— Don’t fall victim to fad diets in the new year. These diets often promise individuals quick weight loss and other health benefits if they follow a specific set of guidelines. However, these claims are oft…

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Live Christmas Trees: Recycle and Reuse

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — The parties are over and the decorations are packed. Now, there is just one thing left to do – get rid of the Christmas tree. For those who have live Christmas trees, this can sometimes be a bothersome issue. L…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Potluck Taco Soup

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Warm up this upcoming weekend with a hot bowl of soup. This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking Potluck Taco Soup. This recipe is a simple, one pot meal that makes clean up a breeze. If you have leftovers, fr…

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Be Mindful of Winter Weather

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Winter is upon us, which means so is the threat of winter storms. Alabama Extension offers recommendations for staying safe and preparing for possible snow and ice, power outages and other impacts from severe win…

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Costs & Trends of Southern Forestry Practices 2018

One concern landowners may have when making forestland management decisions is the cost of forestry practices. They may worry that they cannot afford to complete activities such as planting or understory control, so they choose to d…

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Controlling Entomosporium Leaf Spot on Woody Ornamental

Learn the best practices for inhibiting spread of this destructive disease, including recommended fungicides and rates for both commercial operations and home landscapes.

Leaf spot, caused by Entomosporium maculatum, i…

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Protect Yourself Against Fraud This Holiday Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Grinch may have stolen Christmas, but fraud and identity theft is the more serious crime this holiday. In the last year, consumers reported losing over $1.6 million to fraud. December is the prime time for id…

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Evaluation of Cool-Season Annual Baleage

This information highlights the results of a two-year study (2017-2019) evaluating nutritive value and fermentation parameters of different cool-season annual mixtures for baleage production in Shorter, Alabama.
What is Baleage?
Baleage i…

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ALProHealth Guidebook

The ALProHealth guidebook’s purpose is to assist you and your community coalitions in your efforts to plan for and implement policy, system, and environmental interventions that promote increased access to healthy foods and …

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