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Live Well in Alabama: FY18 Annual Report

Alabama Extension at Auburn University Supplemental Nutrition Extension Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) uses an evidence based, multi-level approach to create a healthier population. To accomplish this mission, SNAP-Ed educators prov…

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2019 Animal Science and Forage Webinar Series Schedule

Members of the Animal Sciences & Forages team present monthly webinar presentations the second Wednesday of each month at 10 A.M. central time. The calendar for these webinars is shown below.

Click here to watch these webinars on th…

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Nutrition for Backyard Chicken Flocks

Raising chickens for eggs or meat requires the right nutrition at the right life stage. Follow these guidelines to maintain the growth, reproductive performance, and health of your backyard flock.

Farm-fresh…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants: Guidelines for the Pest Management Professional

Tawny crazy ants are a highly invasive pest that is best contained by pest management professionals using these strategies for identification and control.

Tawny crazy ants (TCA), Nylanderia fulva (Mayr), wer…

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Common Insects and Disease Pests of Turfgrasses & Ornamentals

Five pest groups, insects, and related arthropods, snails and slugs, vertebrates, plant disease agents, and weeds can cause problems in urban landscapes and nursery production. Of these, insects and related arthropods and plant disease agen…

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Plant Bugs Put Heavy Pressure on Cotton

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The season’s early onset of drought-like conditions has several insects on the move early. Plant bugs and stink bugs are moving from their wild host plants into cotton earlier than farmers usually expect.

Alab…

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Summer Food Safety Tips

Due to a variety of factors, including warmer temperatures, foodborne illness increases in summer. Stay healthy and safe during warmer months by following these summer food safety tips.
When Bringing Food to a Picnic or Cookout

Use an…

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Extension Leads in Advancing Alabama

In our rapidly changing digital era, Alabama Extension continues to lead in research and problem solving. Our educational outreach spans the state creating economic opportunities for residents, providing the latest resources for i…

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Dry, Hot Weather Boosts Two-Spotted Spider Mites on Peaches

During this time of year, peach growers are noticing peach leaves with a mottled appearance and fine web material covering leaves, twigs, and sections of branches. These are signs of an infestation of the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychu…

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Irrigation Wells During a Drought Period

What is over-pumping and groundwater depletion?
Over-pumping occurs when irrigation water is extracted faster than it produces. This may be the case when the pump runs longer than usual or when you install a more powerful pump to meet an i…

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Alabama Planting Guide for Forage Legumes

Many factors influence successful forage production, but establishment of the crop is a key to profitability. It is essential to choose the appropriate crop species for the needed yield, quality, and persistence.

It is then…

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Right Irrigation Rate and Right Timing

Key Aspects for High Yielding Corn
Corn fields in Alabama are currently at a rapid growth rate period which suggests the plants’ water requirements are increasing. The elevated ambient temperatures and the lack of rain experienced in mos…

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Biology and Control of Mole Crickets

Mole crickets have become the most destructive insect pest on turf and lawns in Gulf Coast states. Damage and replacement costs for turf and pastures are annually in the millions of dollars. Learn about the biology, ecology, and man…

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Making a Change with Social Marketing

This is an excerpt from the Live Well in Alabama FY18 Annual Report.

Social marketing is the broadest and furthest reaching component of Auburn University SNAP-Ed’s multi-level, comprehensive approach to obesity prevention. Using a var…

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Direct Education Moves Youth and Parents Toward Better Health

This is an excerpt from the Live Well in Alabama FY18 Annual Report.

In FY18, Auburn University SNAP-Ed reached approximately 20,000 youth with exciting education about healthy eating and physical activity through school-based initiative…

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