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Alabama Beef Systems Extension E-Newsletter

The Alabama Extension Beef Systems team is committed to providing the state’s cattle producers the most up-to-date information in a timely manner.

If you are interested in receiving periodic updates from the Alabama Extension Beef System…

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Extension Specialist Receives 1890 Extension in Excellence Award

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Dorothy Brandon, an Alabama Extension specialist at Alabama A&M University, received the 1890 Extension in Excellence Award from the Association of Extension Administrators. Brandon was honored for her…

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Pecan Weevil: Common Pest of Pecan and Hickory Trees

​The pecan weevil, Curculio caryae, is a common insect pest of pecan and hickory. The insect has an interesting life cycle, and commercial pecan growers spray to control them every year. Since North America is home to most of the hickory…

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Alabama Producers Harvest Crops Despite Widespread Drought

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Widespread drought continues in Alabama, as nearly 84 percent of the state is in severe drought. In fact, 55 percent of the state’s soil and subsoil moisture is reported to be “very short.” Even with these co…

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Manage Pests in Your Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardens

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Now that fall is upon us, gardeners should take the needed steps to manage pests in their fall and winter vegetable gardens. People often forget that this time of year is when some pest populations are extremely …

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Fire Alert Issued in Alabama, Use Caution

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) issued a statewide fire alert during the week of Sept. 25. Permits for outdoor burning will be restricted and issued on an individual basis at the discretion of the State Fores…

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Drought and Landscape Trees: Effects, Signs, and Watering Guidelines

Alabama is in the midst of a drought with unusually warm fall weather and trees are beginning to exhibit signs of stress. Droughts, especially prolonged droughts, affect trees and other woody plants in serious ways. The effects are not alwa…

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Mums: The Southern Star of Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Fall in Alabama is often characterized by beautiful displays of orange leaves, gourds and pumpkins. The star of fall in the South, however, is chrysanthemums, more commonly known as mums. The bold crimson, burnt …

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Managing Weeds Crucial During Droughts

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent drought conditions have made herd care difficult for Alabama livestock producers. As conditions worsen and desirable vegetation declines, established weeds are often the last plants standing. During this t…

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Growing Annual Plants from Seeds

Many annual plants are easy to start from seeds in a home window or a greenhouse. Seeds are readily available online or saved from year to year.  Starting bedding plants from seeds provides the opportunity to grow a wider variety of cultiv…

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Measure of Chill Accumulation Has Begun

Hot summer temperatures remain, but the season for measuring chill hour accumulation for the dormancy period has arrived.  Chill accumulation is measured as the amount of time trees are exposed to cool temperatures.  For our region, chill…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Pasta and Kale Salad

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is making delicious Pasta and Kale Salad . This recipe is light but filling and perfect for lunch. Get children involved by letting them play chef. Helping in the kitchen is a gr…

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