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Watering Tips

 As with any system it is important to avoid runoff when irrigating or watering. Proper irrigation installation and design will ensure that each plant receives sufficient water.

Reduce the need for watering. Choose water-effic…

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Water Use in Alabama

Alabama’s water resources are important for economic growth and sustainability and for quality of life. The rivers, lakes, and streams in the state help to sustain communities, provide support for industries and jobs, generate pow…

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Reduce Bullying by Encouraging Empathy

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Parents might feel bullying does not affect their families if their child is not a victim or the bully.  But an Alabama Cooperative Extension family and child development specialist said that young people who are …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Spinach Dip

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is preparing healthy Spinach Dip. Bring this recipe to your next tailgate party to enjoy with friends and family. Serve with veggies, such as carrots, celery or bell peppers, for…

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Grain Sorghum IPM

Maximum profits in grain sorghum production depend on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools o…

Peanut IPM Guide

Maximum profits in peanut production depend on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools of techn…

Soybean IPM Guide

Maximum profits in soybean production depend on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools of tech…

Corn IPM Guide

Maximum profits in corn production depend on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools of technol…

Early Disease Management Important to Successful Strawberry Production

It is mid-October, and strawberry planting season is upon us. Most strawberry growers in our region use the annual hill plasticulture system and plant short day or spring-bearing strawberry varieties. These strawberry plants will begin to g…

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Preserving Your Jack o’Lantern This Halloween

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Jack-o-lanterns are a Halloween staple, but sadly they seem to fade away in a short amount of time. As Halloween draws closer, people are beginning to select the perfect pumpkin for carving. Before heading to the…

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Cotton IPM Guide

Maximum profits in cotton production depend on an effective and economical insect management program.

To plan such a program, producers must determine whether insects are present and the amount of damage being done. The “tools of techn…

4-H Quiz Bowl Team Places Third at National Competition

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –  The Alabama 4-H  Livestock Quiz Bowl team recently placed third at the AKSARBEN 4-H Invitational Quiz Bowl Competition. The team consisted of members from Shelby, Autauga and Houston counties. Team members inclu…

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Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program

The Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program is a forage-based development program for yearling heifers consigned by cattle producers in Alabama. The heifers are nominated in November and arrive at the Sand Mountain Research a…

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Farmers and Drivers: Safety During Harvest Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For farmers in Alabama, fall is one of the busiest times of the year. They are working around the clock to harvest and transport the crops they worked hard to grow. During this time, farmers use many different pi…

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Forage Conference Registration Open Until Nov. 19

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – It is once again time to register for the Alabama Forage Conference. Held every two years, this year’s conference will be Dec. 4 at the Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville, Alabama from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In ad…

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