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Must Have Lawn and Garden Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The gardening season is in full swing. Flowers are blooming and gardeners are harvesting their bounty. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has many great lawn and garden resources for homeowners. Whether a m…

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Tropical Depression Expected; Be Prepared

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – A tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to form by Thursday. According to the National Hurricane Center, there is a 70 percent chance of cyclone formation over the next 48 hours. This storm could …

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Blossom-End Rot Possible in Tomatoes

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For many, there is nothing better than eating a tomato sandwich using fresh tomatoes from the garden. Tomatoes are often the most common plants in a basic garden. There are many varieties on the market, each one …

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Hydrangea Pruning Times Depend on Species

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—With every rule, there is an exception—such is the case with pruning hydrangea bushes, according to Bethany O’Rear, a regional home grounds agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

“Typically, …

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Protect Your Yard From Digging Animals

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – While working outside, some people may find they are not the only ones digging around. Animals, such as squirrels, chipmunks, armadillos and moles, are known culprits for digging in yards, gardens and flower beds…

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Ice Cream for Fourth of July

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Happy Independence Day! Today, people across the country are celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks, friends and food. No celebration would be complete without one of American’s all-time favorites; ice cream…

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PCREP Family Fun Day Draws Record Crowd

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The 2019 Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program (PCREP) Family Day of Education and Fun drew yet another record crowd. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University held the even…

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Uncovering False Oleander Scale

False oleander scale (FOS) can be a serious pest of southern magnolia, palms, and aucuba.  The biology of FOS is somewhat of a mystery.   The most commonly targeted stages for management are females and crawlers (mobile baby scales).  …

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July Heat Perfect For Planting Pumpkins

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—While April showers bring May flowers, apparently July heat brings pumpkins. Temperatures in July are perfect for planting pumpkins. In order to have them ready for fall, growers have to plant at just the right tim…

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Precision Ag Team Hosts Field Day July 30

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The Alabama Cooperative Extension System precision agriculture team invites Alabama producers and crop consultants to attend a precision ag field day July 30 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Participants will …

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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults—Hydration

Young athletes must drink enough fluid to perform at their best and to reduce the dangerous risks of dehydration during prolonged physical activity.

Proper nutrition is fundamental to fitness and performance. Although many at…

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Smart Yard Landscapes

1. Be Smart–Have a Plan

Create an overall design plan that considers your family’s needs for this landscape. A well-conceived landscape design is based on 1. Having a plan. 2. Choosing the right plants. 3. Understandi…

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Food Safety Tips for your Fourth of July Festivities

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Summertime cookouts are filled with fun and family, especially those on or near national holidays. This fourth of July, serve up some food safety basics alongside your homemade potato salad or pulled pork platter.

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Power Mac and Cheese

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking delicious Power Mac and Cheese. Feed the family with this healthy comfort food. For a grab-and-go snack, have cut-up broccoli in the fridge.
Ingredients

2 cups u…

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Livestock Risk Protection for Feeder Cattle

Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) is an insurance product offered by USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and is available for feeder cattle, fed cattle and swine in Alabama. Beginning July 1, 2019, LRP subsidy rates will increase, making this p…

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