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Attracting Garden Pollinators

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Pollination is one of the most common concerns when planting spring and early summer gardens. How do gardeners know if their cucumbers and squash are really getting pollinated?

Dani Carroll, an Alabama Extension…

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IPM Guides Useful Tools For Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With spring planting just around the corner, row crop producers will be getting equipment and tools ready for planting. Among these tools is a group of informational recommendations related to insect and weed con…

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Target Spot, Areolate Mildew Damaging to Cotton

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Target spot and areolate mildew—both cotton fungal diseases—can cause widespread early defoliation. According to an Alabama Extension plant pathologist, the target spot is a greater threat to intensively manage…

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Profit Profiles of Commodities

Profit Profiles is a weekly market report for common Alabama ag commodities. It contains futures prices for nearby and harvest months, Alabama steer and heifer prices, hay prices and selected feed and fertilizer inputs prices. Futures price…

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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults— Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are a major fuel source for exercising muscles. If these muscles do not have enough carbohydrates, performance will decrease.

Carbohydrates are chemical compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Starc…

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Cut Stump Herbicide Treatments for Invasive Plant Control

Homeowners can learn the correct procedure for controlling woody invasive plants with the cut stump treatment method—a simple way to control woody invasive plants. An herbicide solution is applied directly to the stump top immediately aft…

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Pet Vaccines Best Defense Against Rabies

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Rabies is a deadly disease with more than 5,000 cases of rabid animals spreading the disease to people nationally each year. To protect pets from this disease, owners should have their pets vaccinated. This will no…

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Alabama 4-H Grows

The Alabama 4-H Grows Garden Project offers young people hands-on gardening experiences. Each tier, or level, provides a different gardening experience by directly engaging in getting-their-hands-dirty gardening education.

Any youth, 9…

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A New Virus Disease in Alabama Cotton

Cotton plants in some areas of Alabama have displayed symptoms of a new virus disease, US-CLRDV. Learn about this new threat, its symptoms, and recommended control.

Introduction
With an estimated farm gate income of $3…

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New Training Required To Use Paraquat Products

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Paraquat dichloride is an active ingredient in many pesticide products that people use in agricultural and non-agricultural areas. Also known as paraquat, this ingredient is extremely deadly if ingested or improp…

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Farming Basics: A CEU Credit Opportunity

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Farmers’ newest tool from Alabama Extension puts everything from farm financing to scouting vegetable crops at their fingertips. Farming Basics, an online course, targets new- and limited-experience farmers. It a…

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Carpenter Bees: Destructive Spring Pests

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Carpenter bees are known as one of the most destructive spring pests there are. In their search for a place to lay their eggs, theses bees can cause severe damage to homes and buildings. Knowing how to control th…

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Investment Costs of Center Pivot Irrigation in Alabama—Three Scenarios

Decisions on whether to invest in irrigation equipment are tough to make, but irrigation can mitigate one of the largest risks in crop production.

Irrigation investment and operating costs vary substantially across locations based on acc…

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4-H Celebrates National Volunteer Week

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. —The week of April 7 is National Volunteer Week, and a great time to say thank you to all of the volunteers that contribute to Alabama 4-H.

The youth development and education program of the Alabama Cooperative …

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