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Live Well Recipe: Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries

Try our Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries. Kids love anything frozen. Freeze berries, grapes, and bananas for a cool, ready-to-eat treats. Serves 4.
Ingredients
2 cups fresh blueberries, 12 ounces

Nonfat blueberry Greek yogurt, 12 ounc…

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Alfa Awards Honor Extension Specialists for Helping Farmers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.–The Alabama Farmers Federation honored two Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals with inaugural Alfa Awards presented at the Commodity Producers Conference in Chattanooga. These awards …

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Live Well Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Turkey Salad

Our Balsamic Roasted Turkey Salad is perfect for a light lunch. Add any fruits and veggies you like to this tasty salad. Serve 7.
Ingredients
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup fat-free Italian dressing

3 cups fresh spinach, chopped

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Protected: Volunteer in Urban Programs (VIP) Application

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs State Office strives to provide a safe environment for all persons involved in Urban Extension Programs. This application will be used to determine el…

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Establishing Native Grass Forages in the Southeast

Native warm-season grasses are bunch grasses indigenous to North America that actively grow during the warm months of the year, April through September. These native forages are a great option for those wanting to graze livestock and provid…

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Causing Problems in Fruit Crops

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Summer is a great time for growing and harvesting fruit. The farmers markets are filled with beautiful fruits and vegetables. However, summer can bring about many diseases and pest problems, making it difficult for…

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Blueberry Disease Management Recommendations

Many factors come into play when planning to grow blueberries. The following factors must be taken into consideration:

purchasing plants from a reliable source
planting recommended cultivars
planting correctly on raised beds in t…

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Bitter Rot in Fruit

As an apple crop is growing well and sizing sweet and juicy fruit—small, sunken brown lesions, sometimes surrounded by a red halo can appear and are easily spotted on green or yellow fruit.  These are the symptoms of bitter rot disease. …

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Private Applicator Training Course and Exam

A private applicator uses or supervises the use of any restricted use pesticide for producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented or on the property of another person if applied without compensation. The following people …

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Alabama’s Black Bear

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – On vacations to the Tennessee or Georgia mountains, many hope to catch a glimpse of a black bear or two. What some don’t realize is there are populations of black bears living right here in Alabama. In fact, th…

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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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