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Picking the Best Blackberry Varieties

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Interested in planting blackberries? Choosing the best blackberry varieties for the backyard garden will require a little homework. Because there are so many blackberry varieties, gardeners should spend a bit of …

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Soil Sampling: Important Part of Spring

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Show off a green thumb and ensure growing conditions are right by collecting soil for soil samples prior to planting. The Auburn University Soil Testing Laboratory offers this service to help growers make informe…

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The Jesup Wagon: Rooted in History, Still Used Today

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – February is designated as Black History Month. Throughout the month, people highlight the many achievements of African Americans in all forms of expression. Throughout the history of Cooperative Extension …

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Primocane Fruiting Blackberries

For gardeners or farmers that want to try something new, a different type of blackberry called primocane may be a good choice. Although, this plant is good in a small-scale plot, it may be worth the fruit.
Information on Primocanes
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Drones: Great Tools for Land Management

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Technologies are often viable tools for land owners and managers. A prime example of this is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), most commonly referred to as drones. Their many uses prove them to be benef…

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Blackberry Cultivars

Blackberries can be a great crop for the home garden or for a commercial farmer. Many different types of blackberry plants are available, so researching before planting may lead to more success. This article gives a few tips for managing bl…

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Novel Coronavirus Update: February 21, 2020

Learn about a new and emerging respiratory disease and what you can do to help protect yourself and your family.

Background
An outbreak of a respiratory disease, caused by a coronavirus, (now designated as Covid-19) firs…

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Annual Wiregrass Cotton Expo Slated for Feb. 14

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Genetics, profitability, crop management and soil fertility are a few of the topics on tap for discussion at the 2020 Wiregrass Cotton Expo. The annual Cotton Expo will be held Feb. 14 at the National Peanut Fest…

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Teen Vaping and Heart Health

Historically, images of smoking cigarettes have depicted “cool” people relaxing under a puff of smoke.  Today, teenagers are being lured by similar images with e-cigarettes or what is now widely known as “vaping.”

E-cigarettes a…

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4-H Registration Open for Summer Camp

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H members should start packing their suitcases….4-H Summer Camp is right around the corner. Registration is open now, but will close March 1.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System together with …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Quick Pita Pizza

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Get children involved in helping with dinner this weekend with this Quick Pita Pizza recipe. Not only is this Food Friday recipe delicious, it is also fun! Children can have fun building their own pizza.
Ingredi…

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Alabama Extension Partners to Promote Census 2020

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—A partnership between the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) will allow county residents to complete 2020 census forms online in Extension offi…

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Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

Every year an estimated 31,000 people in Alabama are diagnosed with diabetes. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering a Train the Trainer event, in which community leaders will have an opportunity to learn about diabetes. There…

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Hemp Insurance Available for Alabama Growers

In late December 2019, USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced a new crop insurance option for hemp growers in select counties of 21 states in 2020. The pilot insurance program will provide Actual Production History (APH) coverage u…

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Industrial Hemp Enterprise Budgets

Row crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis. Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average pr…