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Nursery and Greenhouse Industry Big Business in Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The poinsettia sitting on the hearth, the hydroponic lettuce in the refrigerator, the new shrubs waiting to be planted — all of these were probably grown right here in Alabama.

Paul Brown, associate director f…

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Family Reading Activities for the Holidays

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With a little bit of imagination, parents can develop creative ways to get their children reading this holiday.

This time of the year, children are excited about winter break, while parents are stressed…

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Alabama Cotton Shorts Newsletter

About the Alabama Cotton Shorts Newsletter
Alabama Cotton Shorts is a newsletter designed to keep cotton producers in the know. From planting dates to crop inputs—there are many factors to consider. The Alabama Cooperative Extension Syst…

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A Tree of Hope

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Hope. It takes all forms. When a monster storm destroys a community, hope can be as simple as a tree planted to show future generations the meaning of resilience.

The Hallmark Channel wanted to plant a tree of…

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Sticking to a Food Budget This Holiday

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Cooking for the holidays can destroy a monthly food budget. Whether baking treats for gifts or cooking to entertain family and friends, a large portion of the season is spent preparing food. If not careful, groc…

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Whole Cottonseed Use in Beef Cattle Diets

Feeding whole cottonseed to beef cattle can be an economical and effective way to supplement energy, fat, and protein in their diets.

As cotton is ginned, lint, debris, and cottonseed are separated. In this process, sma…

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Alabama Fish Farming Center Serves Aquaculture Industry

This Auburn University satellite laboratory offers services and programs to commercial producers throughout west Alabama.

The Alabama Fish Farming Center (AFFC) was established in 1982 to assist a growing catf…

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Drought and Forests: Information for Landowners

Historically, drought has occurred across the southern United States and will continue to do so in the future. In years to come, little change in overall precipitation amounts is likely; however, the way it occurs is likely to chang…

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Collecting Soil and Root Samples for Nematode Analysis

Learn how to properly collect soil and root samples to test for nematodes.

Why Sample for Nematodes?

Several kinds of plant parasitic nematodes attack Alabama’s field crops, gardens, and landscape plantin…

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Nematode Control in the Home Vegetable Garden

Most gardeners are familiar with problems caused by diseases and insects because such problems are easily recognized. Few gardeners, however, are aware of the damage nematodes can cause.

Nematodes are microscopic (less than…

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Economic Impact of a New Greenhouse in Alabama

The entry of a new 2,880-square-foot greenhouse producing hydroponic lettuce (or something similar) in Alabama causes an increase in economic activity within the state, both in construction and in ongoing annual operations. Consider the fol…

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Winston County Students are Living to Serve 

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many adults do not see teenagers as change agents. However, Zack Brannon, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Winston County coordinator, knows that young people can change lives.

A partnership between A…

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Master Gardeners Deck the Halls at Farley-Hill House

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— While Santa’s elves are busy working at the North Pole, Montgomery, Alabama has elves of its own working to decorate the Farley-Hill House next door to the Governor’s Mansion. Okay….they aren’t actually elve…

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Managing Blackberries

Blackberry plants can produce delicious berries if they are well maintained and pruned correctly. These plants can grow vigorously, however, there are a few steps in managing blackberries that growers can take to control the growth and prod…

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