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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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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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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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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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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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