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Exobasidium Leaf and Fruit Spot of Blueberry

With the recent expansion of blueberry production in Alabama, we are observing the emergence of new economically important blueberry diseases. The bacterial leaf scorch of blueberry caused by the bacterium Xyllela fastidiosa was documented …

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Beware of Invasive Pests

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With summer just around the corner, many people will be gearing up to make travel plans. Unfortunately, people are not the only ones on the move this summer. Spring and summer are critical times when damaging inv…

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Alabama Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification

Alabama Extension’s Human Sciences unit is partnering with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Partnership for Children, and the Alabama Breastfeeding Committee to provide Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification.

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Caring for Aging Relatives

In America, chances are that if you are at least 55-years-old, one or more of your parents may still be living. You may also be called upon to assist them as they grow older. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for this task to fall on one si…

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Alabama 4-H: Building a Better Future through Friendship and Leadership

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Confidence, better communication and positive community change are the focus of Alabama 4-H citizenship and leadership programs again this year. 4-H encourages members to learn, lead and make a difference in the …

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Fire Ants Cause Issues for Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Fire ants are a great issue for farmers on many levels. Not only do they cost famers time and money but they can cause damage to equipment. Whether it is in pastures or hay fields, farmers must determine the best o…

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Pest Alert: Grape Flea Beetle

Grape flea beetle is found in the eastern two-thirds of the United States. These are often the first insect pests in the season to begin attacking grapes. Damaged buds will not develop into primary canes which can reduce grape yields. This …

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Determining Price for Your Products

“How much can I sell this for?” is a common question Kevin Burkett, an Alabama Extension regional extension agent, hears from producers in Extension meetings many times. “It is an important question and one that does not always have a s…

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Pruning Produces Bigger Tomatoes

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For many, a garden is not complete without tomato plants in it. Whether you are a producer or a backyard gardener, growing the biggest and best tomatoes is often the end goal. Pruning tomato plants can help people …

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Foal Management: Preweaning Phase

Learn steps a horse owner can take during the preweaning phase of a foal’s life to ensure optimum health and future productivity.

To protect the initial investment in a foal and to optimize its health and productivity aft…

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Is My Farm a Hobby or a Business?

Understanding tax laws and guidelines can help you avoid unexpected tax consequences on your small farm or ranch.

“Your tax return has been selected for examination by our office.”

These are words that no taxpaye…

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Benefits of Irrigation from an IPM Perspective

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Water management is one of the most critical issues in modern agriculture. Water resources have been critical to farmers since the advent of agriculture. Proper and timely irrigation is one of the first requirement…

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Register Now for Southern Cover Crop Conference July 16-17

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama Extension and the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science are partnering to present the 2019 Southern Cover Crop Conference in Auburn, Alabama July 16…

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kNOw to Stroke

Learn how to identify the warning signs of a stroke, the importance of knowing your numbers and how to discuss concerns with your doctor.
What is a stroke? A stroke is a disease of the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel cannot carr…

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