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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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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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How to Think About Cotton: Plant Growth Regulators

Learn the background and history of plant growth regulators in cotton as well as common use patterns and treatment, timing, and rate considerations.

Background and History

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) have been use…

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Establishing a Disaster Communication Plan

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many people avoid answering questions that start with “what if.” This is why too few individuals have life insurance, wills or disaster plans. Having a disaster plan in place, will bring piece of mind …

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Urban Ag

Urban Ag: Urban Food Production & Sustainable Communities

What is Urban Ag?

Urban Ag is a program that provides education and training concerning research-based agricultural methods and business process management strategies to …

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Buying and Planting Azaleas This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — The bursting blooms and colors of azaleas guarantee them to be the star of any landscape. With fall just beginning, now is the best time for gardeners to purchase and plant their azaleas. Planting them now will a…

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Bacterial Spot of Tomato and Pepper

Bacterial spot is the most common disease of peppers in Alabama and is a recurring problem on tomatoes grown in the state. The disease can significantly affect marketable yield.

Bacterial spot is caused by four species of X…

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Alabama Extension Offers Drought Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Conditions in Alabama are hot and dry. Strings of days with record-breaking heat have made September 2019 one of the hottest Septembers on record. The heat and drought are nothing new, though.

While only .2 perc…

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“The Center of It All” Capital Campaign

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. For more than 100 years, Alabama 4-H has been helping young people develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders.

Alabama 4-H is part of the Alabama Cooperative Ex…

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Huntsville Gets New Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The opioid epidemic is having a huge impact on Alabama. In fact, in 2017, Alabama led the nation with the highest opioid prescription rate. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Alabama provid…

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Extension and Partners Hosted Successful Summer Mentor Program

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University and Tennessee State University completed another successful summer mentorship program. Synergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in …

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By-Product Feeds Quick Reference Guide

Nutrient Composition of By-Product Feeds
The nutrient composition of by-products varies widely. The following table is a general guideline for understanding feed composition, but a feed analysis should be requested to more accurately…

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4-H Launches “The Center of It All” Campaign

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H has experienced record-breaking enrollment for several years.  Now with almost 180,000 young people involved in 4-H, the program is so large that students sometimes must wait to participate in scienc…

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Pressure Cooking Saves Time

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—For many busy moms and dads, supper time is a last-minute dash to whip up whatever is in the pantry for the nighttime meal. With hundreds of things to grab and hold attention throughout the day, dinner is sometimes…

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