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Market Facilitation Program Registration Now Open

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Tariffs, issues with trading partners and natural disasters have lowered income for United States farmers and ranchers. On July 25, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced details surrounding the $16…

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New-Age IPM: Automatic Insect Traps are Here to Help

Pest monitoring and identification are critical steps to the success of an integrated pest management (IPM) program. Traditionally, insect monitoring is a labor-intensive process with daily or weekly checks, followed by manually entering po…

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Picking the Perfect Watermelon

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Summertime in the South means the smell of cut grass, playing in the sprinklers and watermelon. The perfect watermelon on a hot summer day is sweet, juicy and bright red. However, picking the perfect ripe watermelon can …

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Alabama Watershed Stewards Handbook

The Alabama Watershed Stewards Handbook: A WaterResource Training Curriculum was written for participants in the AWS program. In this handbook you will learn everything from the basics of watersheds and how they work to how human activity i…

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Beef Systems Short Course

Producers new to the cattle business should attend Alabama Extension’s new Beef Systems Short Course.   The short course is a multi-night lecture series covering the fundamentals of beef production and is geared for new and limited experi…

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What Is A Watershed?

A watershed is an area of land through which rainwater drains by flowing across, through, or under the soil surface to a common low point, typically a stream, river, lake, or ocean. Each drainage system is its own watershed, and all watersh…

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The Basics of Water Quality

Water quality is a term used to describe the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of water, usually with respect to its suitability for a particular purpose or designated use. Examples of designated uses of water bodies in Ala…

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Pet Waste and Water Quality

There are many types of non-point source pollution.  Pet waste is one type of NPS that many people might not consider a potential problem. As the runoff moves over the land, it picks up and carries away  pollutants including pet waste, fi…

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Alabama Watershed Stewards Videos

The Alabama Watershed Stewards program has created a number of videos that serve to accompany the Alabama Watershed Stewards Handbook.  In these videos, you will a brief overview of everything from the basics of watersheds and how they wor…

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Alabama Watershed Stewards Workshops

Have you ever wondered what storm drains have to do with the water you swim in? Or why what you put on your lawn influences local fish? Have you wanted to know how healthy your local waters actually are or what can we do to protect and impr…

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Alabama Watershed Stewards Program

Interested in learning more about being a steward of our land and water? Join us and learn about being an Alabama Watershed Steward.
What is a watershed and why does it need stewards?
Stewardship means taking the responsibility to care fo…

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Live Well Recipe: Sunrise English Muffin

This Sunrise English Muffin recipe is great for breakfast. Enjoy foods from more than one food group for a breakfast that gives you longer lasting energy. Serves 4.
Ingredients

2 whole wheat English muffins, split
4 tablespoons pla…

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Food Friday: Fresh Tomatoes

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Tomatoes are a staple in every southern garden. Put the time spent pruning, watering and fertilizing to good use as you spend time in the kitchen. Add tomato salad, stuffed tomatoes or Tomatoes Rockefeller to the s…

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Viruses Affecting Summer Squash

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Squash is a vegetable commonly seen on many tables during the summer. With many varieties to choose from, there are a lot of ways to prepare this southern favorite. One common problem that growers deal with are v…

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Water Quality Best Management Practices

When a body of water is impaired and placed on the 303(d) list, it is the responsibility of the state environmental agencies and concerned stakeholders to resolve the water quality problem(s) so that the waterbody can ultimately be removed …

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