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Down South: The Emerald Ash Borer in Alabama

Alabama landowners should be aware of another looming threat to the health of some Alabama forests; the Emerald ash borer (EAB). This insect is a member of the Buprestidae family of beetles in the order Coleoptera. This family is typically …

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4-H Shooting Sports Cancellation

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H is regretfully canceling all state shooting sports spring championships for 2020. These events will not be rescheduled.

“We will use this time to make improvements on the overall program,” said Mol…

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4-H Horse Show Cancellation

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H is regretfully canceling the Horse Show Riding Events scheduled for April 17-19 in Montgomery.  4-H will be unable to reschedule the riding events before Southern Regional Horse Championships.

The…

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Extension Teams Working for You

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Coronavirus or no coronavirus, Alabama Extension is always in the business of serving people. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Extension teams are adapting their delivery methods to continue providing educationa…

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Coronavirus: Breastfeeding Mothers 

Dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a mother can cause uncertainty and bring on many questions. What do I do if my young child is diagnosed? What about breastfeeding while the mother or child has or is suspected of having coronavirus…

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After the Hunt: Summer Wildlife Management

Now that deer season is over and we are approaching the end of turkey season, it is an ideal time to look at wildlife and forestry management techniques that can be completed in the summer months. Land used for hunting is often ignored from…

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Hardpan May Be the Culprit for Your Failing Wildlife Food Plots

Most properties managed for wildlife have at least a few food plots planted on an annual basis. The formula for successful wildlife plots generally involves testing soils, liming and fertilizing as appropriate, managing weeds, tilling, and …

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Coronavirus: Modified Rules for 2020 Growers Permits

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System issues growers permits on behalf of the Alabama Farmers Market Authority. These permits enable growers to sell at farmers markets. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the Farmers Market Authority ha…

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Connecting with Nature is Good for Body & Soul

Developed in Japan in the 1980s, Shinrin-yoku means taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing, and it is gaining popularity in the United States. When forest bathing, you probably will not get wet, and you might not even have to lea…

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Residents Discover National Forests Through Alabama Water Watch

Alabama Water Watch (AWW) is the statewide volunteer water monitoring program that is supported by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and is based at Auburn University. For nearly 30 years, AWW has been training citizens to collect cr…

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Coronavirus: Managing Family Finances 

Individuals and families are confronting changes to their finances because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Regular bills and living expenses don’t stop. Prioritizing means making choices about which bills you will pay in full, pay…

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Coronavirus: Supporting Local, Small Business

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many small businesses are facing serious challenges because of social distancing guidelines. Small businesses play a big part in the American economy. According to the Small Business Administratio…

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Coronavirus: Alternate Ways to Get Food

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many people are undergoing a quarantine to decrease the chance of spreading the disease. This quarantine has left some with an inadequate way of getting food and meals. Several resources are avai…

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Herbicide Damage in Trees

Herbicide damage in landscape trees seems to be a growing problem. During the spring and summer over the last few years, many calls have come in from homeowners about herbicide-damaged trees. In most cases, injuries occur as a result of mis…

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Vital Testing Labs Open for Business

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Farming waits for no man and no virus. Farmers across Alabama must keep their operations running while following health guidelines. To help ensure farmers have the resources they need, agricultural testing labs on …

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