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A Safe Turkey Is Critical This Holiday Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The best turkey for the holiday table is the one that’s been prepared safely. Angela Treadaway, an Alabama Extension regional food safety and quality agent, offers information on making sure your holiday turkey is …

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Grow a Backyard Wildflower Meadow

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – A wildflower meadow bursting with blooms may seem like a spring dream, but now is the time to plant if you want one as part of your garden.

Dani Carroll, an Alabama Extension home grounds agent, said these col…

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Chill Hour and Chill Portion Comparison in Peaches

The tables below make a general comparison between chill hours and chill portions in peaches. Keep in mind that currently, no actual conversion can be made from chill hours to chill portions or vice versa.  The tables are based on field ob…

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Diabetes in the Family

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.–Diabetes is a growing health concern across the nation and in the state of Alabama. The American Diabetes Association estimates that more than 30.3 million people or about 9.4% of the United States populati…

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The Wonder Grass: A New Book Highlighting Tall Fescue

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The minds that brought you Southern Forages have teamed up yet again—writing The Wonder Grass, a comprehensive new book on tall fescue. Retired Alabama Extension forage agronomist Don Ball and his colleagues C…

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Health Challenges Continuing Issue for Rural America

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It’s harder to be healthy in rural Alabama.

National Rural Health Day, slated for Thursday, Nov. 21, will shine a spotlight on how health issues affect rural populations differently than their urban neighbors …

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Quick Tips for Buying and Planting Summer Annual Plants

Figure 1: A sunny annual border planted with New Guinea impatiens and ornamental peppers
When to Plant Annuals
Planting early in the spring season will ensure root systems develop properly before high temperatures arrive.  Below are the …

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Cut Calories the Easy Way

With every holiday season comes tasty meals, sweet desserts, and goodies to graze on all day long. What if you could cut down on major calories without giving up the special treat of enjoying holiday meals with family and friends? It’s si…

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Safely Thawing Your Holiday Turkey

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the star of the holiday table is the turkey. Before it makes its way to the table, your turkey must be properly thawed and prepared. Depending on the size of the bird, …

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Rain Gardens

Rain gardens catch, filter, and hold stormwater. They are simple gardens designed in pocket-like depressions to capture rainwater from your rooftop, driveway, and upland areas. They allow the rainwater to then slowly soak into the g…

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Agricultural Best Management Practices for Water Quality

Roughly 46 percent of United States acreage is made up of grassland-pasture, rangeland, and cropland that produce an abundant supply of food and food-based products. Agriculture is vital to the economic and social well-being of all American…

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4-H to the Stars

4-H Goes to Space Camp
Space Exploration! How would you like to be a space explorer yourself? Well, you can take a first step in that journey March 20-22 in a special opportunity for young people in 4-H. Alabama 4-H partners with the U.S….

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Tomato Soup

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is preparing Family Favorite Tomato Soup. This recipe is low in sodium and has only 40 milligrams of sodium in a serving. Enjoy this warm soup recipe with your family through the…

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Prepare Your Lawn for the Fall and Winter Months

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Cold weather and frosts mark the end of the growing season and the start of fall and winter. Now is a great time to prepare your lawn for the fall and winter months. It is time to get back outside and star…

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Spots Still Available for Heifer Development Program

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For interested Alabama cattle producers, this year’s Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program still has a few spots open. The program, now in its fifth year, develops top-quality heifers for producers to …

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