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Economic Impact of a New Greenhouse in Alabama

The entry of a new 2,880-square-foot greenhouse producing hydroponic lettuce (or something similar) in Alabama causes an increase in economic activity within the state, both in construction and in ongoing annual operations. Consider the fol…

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Winston County Students are Living to Serve 

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many adults do not see teenagers as change agents. However, Zack Brannon, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Winston County coordinator, knows that young people can change lives.

A partnership between A…

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Managing Blackberries

Blackberry plants can produce delicious berries if they are well maintained and pruned correctly. These plants can grow vigorously, however, there are a few steps in managing blackberries that growers can take to control the growth and prod…

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Holiday Decorating With Nature

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Nature can provide some of the best materials for decorating. Fall is an especially wonderful time to find materials outside to decorate a home for the holiday seasons. Many items such as trees, shrubs, plants an…

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Cacti: The New Plants of the Holidays

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Move over poinsettias, holiday cacti are making a name for themselves as the plants of the holidays. Quickly becoming more and more popular, both Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti put on quite a show during this t…

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Alabama 4-H Foundation to Award $35,000 in Scholarships

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama 4-H Foundation is helping advance the education of 35 high school seniors. The foundation will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to 35 high school seniors of the 2020 graduating class.

“We are exci…

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Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For many, finding the perfect Christmas tree can make or break the holiday season. Luckily, people can easily find a perfect tree if they keep a few things in mind.
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Cut Calories This Holiday

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – During the holidays, high-calorie foods and beverages are every where you turn. Help cut the calories this season by choosing water. Drinking water, instead of sweet tea, soda, fruit juice or other sugary drinks,…

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Irrigation Tax Credit for Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Some Alabama farmers could see a break on their taxes thanks to a new tax credit. This credit allows farmer to count certain costs associated with irrigation, including fuel conversions, equipment and reservoirs,…

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Extension Specialist Receives National Honor for Excellence

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), the Cooperative Extension System and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) annou…

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Reese Leads Alabama 4-H Ambassadors

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Making the best better. In Birmingham, Alabama, Kenneth Reese, the 2019–2020 Alabama 4-H state ambassador president, lives the 4-H motto.

“I want to be a role model to youth and show them all the opportuniti…

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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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