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Alkalinity and Hardness Tests for Lime Needs

In this video, Daniel Creel, a graduate student in the Auburn University School of Fisheries, describes how to use LaMotte test kits to measure the alkalinity and hardness in recreational fishing pond water.

Alkalinity and hardness are i…

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Human Nutrition, Diet, and Health Impact Report 2017

Human Sciences Extension offers educational programs and classes to help Alabamians stay healthy. Our research-based information in human nutrition, diet, and health are building blocks to developing healthy people, strong families,…

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Enterprise Budgets for Horticulture Crops

Horticulture crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production.  Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average projected y…

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Family and Child Development Impact Report 2017

Human Sciences Extension provides research-based family and child development programs to promote healthy people, strong families, and elevated communities.

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Background: Bullying is a public health concern for school-…

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Alabama Extension Launches Farming Basics App

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Today’s farmers are using new technology more than ever to help them with day-to-day tasks. In a physically demanding and rapidly developing industry, farmers lean on GPS, web information, online courses and time…

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Red Ribbon Week Slated for Oct. 23-31

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This week marks the beginning of Red Ribbon Week. This week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program and will run from Oct. 23 – 31. Now is the ideal time to raise attention abo…

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Rain Barrels and Cisterns

Rain barrels and cisterns are ancient technologies that are making a comeback as water shortages prompt homeowners to save and use rain that falls on their properties. Large, plastic rain barrels are now available at home and garden…

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Watering Tips

 As with any system it is important to avoid runoff when irrigating or watering. Proper irrigation installation and design will ensure that each plant receives sufficient water.

Reduce the need for watering. Choose water-effic…

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Water Use in Alabama

Alabama’s water resources are important for economic growth and sustainability and for quality of life. The rivers, lakes, and streams in the state help to sustain communities, provide support for industries and jobs, generate pow…

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Reduce Bullying by Encouraging Empathy

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Parents might feel bullying does not affect their families if their child is not a victim or the bully.  But an Alabama Cooperative Extension family and child development specialist said that young people who are …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Spinach Dip

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is preparing healthy Spinach Dip. Bring this recipe to your next tailgate party to enjoy with friends and family. Serve with veggies, such as carrots, celery or bell peppers, for…

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Grain Sorghum IPM

Maximum profits in grain sorghum production depend 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 o…

Soybean IPM Guide

Maximum profits in soybean production depend 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 tech…

Corn IPM Guide

Maximum profits in corn production depend 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 technol…