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Stop the Invasion of Weeds

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Spring is the time of year when plants start showing their new life in gardens and lawns. Unfortunately, along with the new life of beautiful foliage, comes a common nuisance in lawns; weeds. However, homeowners …

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Legal Pesticide Use in Alabama Hemp

In this video, Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer, an Alabama Extension entomologist, provides information on the legal use of pesticides in Alabama hemp.

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Coronavirus: Understanding COVID-19

In this video, Dr. Ken Macklin, an Alabama Extension poultry science specialist, provides information on COVID-19, the respiratory illness that was first identified in Wuhan, China.  Learn more about COVID-19, which is a novel coronavirus …

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Don’t Let Spider Mites Show Their Might!

In this video, Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, an Alabama Extension entomologist, discusses an overview of spider mites. These pests have become a major issue in both row crops and specialty crops.

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Quick Overview of Conventional Insecticides

In this video, Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, an Alabama Extension entomologist, discusses an overview of the main conventional insecticides used in insect control and management.

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2019 Overview of Insect Pest Activity in Vegetables

In this video, Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, an Alabama Extension entomologist, discusses an overview of insect pest activity in vegetables based on research field activity.

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Alabama Extension Helps Launch Hunger Campaign

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) recently contributed funds to the #GIVEFIVE Campaign.  AAMU’s Basic Needs Coalition (AAMU BNC) spearheads the initiative to end student hunger. Andre…

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Urban Extension Programs Target High-Risk Youth Behavior

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Two Alabama Extension specialists received grant funding to reduce high-risk behavior among urban youth. These funds will enhance youth programs in mentoring, health and urban agriculture.
National 4-H Pr…

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Pruning: A Late Winter’s Snip

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Ready to get those gardening gloves dirty again? A break in the rainy weather may be the perfect time for pruning some of the plants in the flowerbed. However, a big chop to ornamental shrubs and trees could leave …

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Creating Effective Partnerships

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – An African proverb says “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The Alabama Cooperative Extension System strives to embody this proverb by continually forming partners…

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Upcoming Alabama Watershed Stewards Workshops

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama’s rich water resources range from rushing mountain streams to the relaxing, sugar sand beaches of the coast. It is not always clear, however, what the connection is between our everyday tasks and the qu…

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Chill Accumulation in Alabama as of February 15, 2020

February 15 marked the conclusion of the measurement of chill accumulation for our area. The three chill models used to measure chilling offer mixed results and therefore, differing predictions on how crops will respond to the amount of chi…

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Daffodils Not Blooming? Find Out Why

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Daffodils are always a springtime favorite. Their brightly colored blooms are one of the signs that spring is on its way. However, sometimes these plants will grow their green leaves without producing a bloom, le…

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State Impact: 4-H Animal Science

Inspiring Kids to Do
Animal science programs are a model for youth development and for understanding American agriculture. The purpose of 4-H animal science projects is to teach young people how to care for, feed, and exhibit their animals…

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