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4-H Announces 2019–2020 State Ambassadors

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Twenty-five Alabama 4-H members were recently selected as the 2019–2020 State 4-H Ambassadors. These individuals will represent the organization statewide while collaborating with Alabama Cooperative Extension …

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Shellfish Seed Suppliers for Gulf of Mexico 2019

This list of shellfish seed suppliers was compiled by the Alabama Extension and is based on best available information and is not an endorsement or recommendation of any of the companies. In all cases, purchasers of seed are r…

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Agronomic Crops Impact Report 2018-2019

The Agronomic Crops Program delivers research-based integrated information to improve producer management decisions while increasing profitability. Extension offers expertise in agronomy, pathology, entomology, weed science, agricu…

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Early Disease Management Important to Successful Strawberry Production

It is mid-October, and strawberry planting season is upon us. Most strawberry growers in our region use the annual hill plasticulture system and plant short day or spring-bearing strawberry varieties. These strawberry plants will begin to g…

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How to Think About Cotton: Plant Growth Regulators

Learn the background and history of plant growth regulators in cotton as well as common use patterns and treatment, timing, and rate considerations.

Background and History

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) have been use…

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Bacterial Spot of Tomato and Pepper

Bacterial spot is the most common disease of peppers in Alabama and is a recurring problem on tomatoes grown in the state. The disease can significantly affect marketable yield.

Bacterial spot is caused by four species of X…

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Alabama Extension Offers Drought Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Conditions in Alabama are hot and dry. Strings of days with record-breaking heat have made September 2019 one of the hottest Septembers on record. The heat and drought are nothing new, though.

While only .2 perc…

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“The Center of It All” Capital Campaign

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. For more than 100 years, Alabama 4-H has been helping young people develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders.

Alabama 4-H is part of the Alabama Cooperative Ex…

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Communities Say Thank You, 4-H!

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – In communities across Alabama, signs are popping up in yards, store fronts and boulevards that say “Thank You, 4-H!”  It’s part of a statewide effort to recognize the lasting impact 4-H has on young people…

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Residential Landscape Design

Landscape design is the art of developing a property for its greatest use and enjoyment. Effective landscape design is also a science because it involves understanding the environment around your home and selecting plants that perfo…

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Employment Opportunities

Alabama Extension operates as a system employing both Alabama A&M and Auburn University employees. Our unique structure offers opportunities at two of Alabama’s premiere institutions. All positions operate under the purview of the syste…

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Alabama Association of County Agricultural Agents and Specialists

AACAAS is geared towards Extension educators and other professionals who work in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and natural resources, 4-H youth develo…

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Fun, Healthy Snacks for Children

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—With childhood obesity rates increasing in the United States, it is important for children to eat snacks that will support healthy development. While it may seem more appetizing and convenient to grab a candy bar o…

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Vaping and E-cigarettes: What are the risks?

Some people believe that vaping and electronic cigarettes are a safe alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that these devices are not safe for youth or adults becau…

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