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Submitting Plant Samples for Diagnosis, Analysis, and Identification

Maximum profits in row crop production depend on successful and accurate diagnosis of disease or insect damage. An accurate diagnosis can aid farmers in the implementation of an effective integrated pest management program. One impo…

Warning Signs of Bullying

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Bullying is common in children and youth. Research shows that one in three young people admit to bullying others. An Alabama Extension family and child development specialist said it is important parents be alert f…

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Auburn University Soil Test Lab

Auburn University operates a soil test lab to serve both farmers and homeowners.  Both routine analysis, as well as more advanced testing, are available from the Lab.

Download a routine soil test form here.

Download a special soil a…

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Youth Leadership Conference

Join Alabama 4-H for the annual Youth Leadership Conference March 21–22 at the Alabama 4-H Center. This two-day event will be action packed with fun workshops and leadership adventures for youth ages 9–13.
Goals

Explore new and ex…

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Pruning Roses Promotes Vigorous Growth

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— Roses are red, violets are blue. Roses need pruning; ensure that you do.

Warm weather in January has gardeners itching to grab a pair of pruners and head to the flowerbeds. While pruning roses promotes growth i…

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Reduced Tillage Corn Enterprise Budget

Row crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis. Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average pr…

Irrigated Corn Enterprise Budget

Row crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis. Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average pr…

4-H Registration Open for Space Camp

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Three, two, one…..blast off! Alabama 4-H members, get ready to head to space camp.

Alabama 4-H is partnering with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to host the 4-H Pathfinder program at Space Camp. The camp i…

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Wet Conditions Affecting Winter Feeding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent rainfall across the state has many cattle producers dipping deeper into their winter feeding supplies.

“There are many areas of the state where hay supplies are tightening,” said Kent Stanford, an A…

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January Chill Accumulation Monitoring

With four weeks remaining in the chill measurement period, chill accumulation has slowed since the last update because of a significant warming trend (Table 1).
Current Chill Accumulation
Bud swell has been observed in early varieties. Th…

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Fend Off Sickness This Winter

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The flu claimed the lives of 910 people in the United States in 2019, according to the CDC. In addition to the flu-related deaths, there were an estimated 16,000 hospitalizations, 800,000 visits to physicians an…

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Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification Program Expanding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s breastfeeding friendly child care certification program is expanding rapidly. Christina LeVert, the Extension professional guiding the initiative, said 31 child care p…

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Volunteer on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service invites the world to share in Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community.” Many Americans observe the holiday by volunteering their time and talents in their co…

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Coping with Winter Feeding Needs

Many producers are often forced to stretch hay supplies in order to make it through the winter feeding period. The following information is a reminder of the management strategies that can help farmers provide proper nutrition to their anim…

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Alabama Pasture to Rail Program

Alabama Pasture to Rail is a retained ownership program allowing beef producers to collect post-weaning performance data, health data, and carcass data on cattle from their breeding program. This allows producers to determine whether change…

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