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Alabama 4-H 2018-19 Statewide Impact

Growing Alabama’s Future
Alabama 4-H is committed to helping our Alabama communities thrive by providing opportunities for young people to be healthy, caring, and responsible. Dedicated staff and volunteers provide caring and supportive re…

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Owls of Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Owls are some of the most fascinating creatures in nature. Each species is equipped with its own unique set of characteristics and mannerisms. Alabama is lucky to have several species commonly found in the state,…

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The Three Cs of Effective Partnership

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

The national Cooperative Extension System has a long and rich history of delivering quality educational outreach programs. The System als…

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Commercial Turf and Lawn IPM Guide

Alabama Extension’s recommendations include products by active ingredients and labeled use rates for the primary pests of turfgrass. Before using an insecticide, it is important to properly identify the pest. Alabama Extension has…

Parents as Role Models

Children are born with limited knowledge of life. Parents are the first role models that children meet. Therefore, parents are responsible for teaching children how to talk, how to walk, important values, and how to make healthy and wise de…

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Hemp Tracking Form

Alabama Extension professionals will be providing guidance to Alabama hemp growers through the cultivation and harvesting season. Though Extension personnel cannot collect or transport samples, they will be able to offer research-based solu…

Double Crop Soybean Enterprise Budget

Row crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis. Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average pr…

Irrigated Soybean Enterprise Budget

Row crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis. Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average pr…

Soybean Enterprise Budget

Row crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis. Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average pr…

Heart Health Risks of Teen Vaping

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Smoking, obesity, a poor diet; these are all traditional risk factors of heart disease. However, there is new trend steadily making its way through the population—vaping. In observance of American Hear…

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Picking the Best Blackberry Varieties

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Interested in planting blackberries? Choosing the best blackberry varieties for the backyard garden will require a little homework. Because there are so many blackberry varieties, gardeners should spend a bit of …

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Soil Sampling: Important Part of Spring

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Show off a green thumb and ensure growing conditions are right by collecting soil for soil samples prior to planting. The Auburn University Soil Testing Laboratory offers this service to help growers make informe…

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The Jesup Wagon: Rooted in History, Still Used Today

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – February is designated as Black History Month. Throughout the month, people highlight the many achievements of African Americans in all forms of expression. Throughout the history of Cooperative Extension …

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Primocane Fruiting Blackberries

For gardeners or farmers that want to try something new, a different type of blackberry called primocane may be a good choice. Although, this plant is good in a small-scale plot, it may be worth the fruit.
Information on Primocanes
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Drones: Great Tools for Land Management

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Technologies are often viable tools for land owners and managers. A prime example of this is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), most commonly referred to as drones. Their many uses prove them to be benef…

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