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From Seed Packet to Summer Bounty

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Spring is an ideal time for individuals to let their green thumb show. If gardeners choose to start their garden with seeds, there are a few things they need to keep in mind.
Choosing Seeds
Allyson Sha…

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Coronavirus: Common Ingredient Substitutions

With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), having to undergo a quarantine of up to two weeks is a possibility. A quarantine can mean that you may run out of certain ingredients in your kitchen. Following are substitutions for several co…

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An Informational Guide to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With new details emerging daily about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people prepare to face this disease. The following resources about COVID-19 can help you better understan…

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Coronavirus: Business and Industry

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to create an ongoing, evolving situation. Employers, schools, public organizations and other entities face challenging decisions in determining the best ways to respond.

The Centers for Disease Contro…

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Coronavirus: Healthy Shelf-Stable Foods

With the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to be prepared to face any challenge. The Department of Homeland Security recommends storing a two week supply of food and beverages in preparation for a pandemic (https://w…

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Coronavirus: Food Budget Buying for Two Weeks

With cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported, families must prepare in case they have to undergo a home quarantine. Keep a two-week supply of food and water in the home. This can be challenging for some people, especially those who m…

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Athletic Turf Management

A lot of time and money is spent on athletic turf every year. Depending on the budget, there are different levels of management that field managers practice. Below are some guidelines for properly managing turf grass
Mowing Turf Grass
Mow…

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State Impact: 4-H Citizenship

Growing True Leaders
Alabama 4-H young people learn, lead, and make a difference. Young people work to positively impact and support each other during the club year. Through leadership and communication, they improve their skills while dev…

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The Women of Urban Agriculture

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The American Farm Bureau Federation reports that 36 percent of farmers in the United States are women. Data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture further indicates that…

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Coronavirus Quarantine: Be Prepared

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Coronavirus (COVID-19) has appeared in the South. It is important that people prepare to face the possibility of diagnoses in Alabama. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that…

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Coronavirus: Physical Activity & Kids

With the growing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), you may find yourself stuck at home more often than you are in public. During this time, it is important to remain physically active.

Everyone has those days when they’re confined in t…

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Pond Building: Pond Maintenance

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Dam and Spillway Maintenance
Once a pond is completed, the dam and spillways require some maintenance….

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Pond Building: Establishing Vegetation

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

The final step in good pond construction, and one of the most important, is to establish good vegetative …

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Pond Building: Pond Construction

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Permit Requirements
The owner must obtain any required permits before hiring a contractor. If wetlands are…

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Pond Building: Landscape Planning

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Water adds variety to a landscape and further enhances its quality. Reflections in water attract the eye and he…

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