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History of Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Extension has a long and proud history of service to the people of Alabama. In 1906, four people were appointed to do farm demonstration work, a forerunner of what would become known as Extension programs. Created by an Act of Congress in 1…

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Alabama Water Watch

Is the lake I swim in clean or dirty? What lives in my favorite creek? The 4-H Alabama Water Watch Program (4-H AWW) is an opportunity for youth to answer questions like these and more. 4-H AWW helps students take care of Alabama’s water …

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Master Gardeners Deck the Halls at Farley-Hill House

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— While Santa’s elves are busy working at the North Pole, Montgomery, Alabama has elves of its own working to decorate the Farley-Hill House next door to the Governor’s Mansion. Okay….they aren’t actually elve…

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Walking Like a CHAMPION

Alabama Extension’s CHAMPION program launched a statewide campaign to get Alabama residents walking. County Extension offices in Calhoun, Houston, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Marshall, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa have established walking teams to sup…

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Produce Safety Alliance Training Workshops Continue

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will continue to host Produce Safety Alliance training workshops throughout November and December.

The Produce Safety Rule is part of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization …

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Buying and Planting Azaleas This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — The bursting blooms and colors of azaleas guarantee them to be the star of any landscape. With fall just beginning, now is the best time for gardeners to purchase and plant their azaleas. Planting them now will a…

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Our Commitment

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is committed to welcoming diversity and inclusion. Alabama Extension is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individual…

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Join the Team

Alabama Extension inspires, educates, and transforms our communities. Our employees do so by delivering research from the campuses of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities to all counties in the state of Alabama. We invite you to join a t…

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Management of Fall Armyworm in Pastures and Hayfields

The fall armyworm is a chronic pest in the Southeast and can cause severe damage to grass and forage crops. Damage varies in appearance and severity according to the type of grass and management practices. They are most numerous in …

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Controlling Scale Insects and Mealybugs

Scale insects and mealybugs can be difficult to detect. Learn how to identify and control these pests hiding on your plants and turfgrass.

Scale insects and mealybugs are plant-feeding pests considered by landscapers an…

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Beware of Invasive Pests

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With summer just around the corner, many people will be gearing up to make travel plans. Unfortunately, people are not the only ones on the move this summer. Spring and summer are critical times when damaging inv…

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Fertilizing Pecan Trees Important for Overall Health

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Growing pecan trees can be tricky because of the many environmental factors that affect a tree’s health. One of the best ways to promote good health in pecan trees in establishing a proper fertilizing program. Chip…

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Give the Master Gardener Helpline a Ring

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Does your spring garden have you stumped? Did a freeze burn your bulbs? Is there a deformed leaf on your azaleas? The Alabama Master Gardeners (MGs) are standing by, ready to answer questions on the Master Gardene…

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