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Azaleas: An Alabama Beauty

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Azaleas are a well-known staple in Alabama yards and gardens. Bursting with blooms and color, azaleas are the stars of spring. Lucy Edwards, a regional home grounds, gardens and home pests agent, said azaleas may…

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4-H Celebrates National Volunteer Week

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. —The week of April 7 is National Volunteer Week, and a great time to say thank you to all of the volunteers that contribute to Alabama 4-H.

The youth development and education program of the Alabama Cooperative …

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New Tax Deduction For Cattle Producers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Cattle producers have a new income tax deduction thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction, also known as the pass-through deduction, generally allows producers to de…

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National Wild Turkey Federation Supports 4-H

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.– Youth from across Alabama will gather at the Alabama 4-H Center April 13 for the annual state 4-H Archery Championship. Funding by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) this year has allowed the program to pu…

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Archived Crops Webinars

Members of the Alabama Extension Crops team present monthly webinar presentations the third Wednesday of each month at 10 A.M. Central time.

To view archived webinars, click on the topic to view the webinar on YouTube. You will also find…

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2019 Crops Webinar Series Schedule

Members of the Alabama Extension Crops team present monthly webinar presentations the third 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 their desi…

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Cotton Blue Disease Pathogen Overwintered in Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologists and crops specialists have already confirmed Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus (Cotton Blue Disease or CLRDV-AL) in Alabama. The disease—spread by aphids— dama…

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Alabama 4-H S.A.F.E. Championships Preview

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.– Starting March 30, young archers and marksmen across Alabama will star in a series of shooting sports championships hosted by Alabama 4-H.

Every year, each 4-H shooting sports discipline offers a state champion…

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Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Among 3,013 Alabama fifth-grade students who participated in this year’s Arbor Day Poster Contest, three contest winners were recently selected to attend the Governor’s Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony at the…

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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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Street Trees 4: Proper Pruning

Proper Pruning is part four of four in the Street Trees: Site Selection, Planting, and Maintenance in the Urban Landscape series.

Proper pruning will be an integral part of any successful urban forestry program. Without some form of help…

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Street Trees 2: The Design

The Design is part two of four in the Street Trees: Site Selection, Planting, and Maintenance in the Urban Landscape series.
Roots! Roots! Roots!
One of the biggest concerns for the design process is the provision of enough space for the …

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Street Trees 3: Planting the Trees

Planting the Trees is part three of four in the Street Trees: Site Selection, Planting, and Maintenance in the Urban Landscape series.

After the tree species and size have been selected, the site properly prepared, and the planting hole …

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Street Trees 1: The Problem and the Solution

The Problem and the Solution is part one of four in the Street Trees: Site Selection, Planting, and Maintenance in the Urban Landscape series.

This series addresses the planting and establishment of urban trees. It is designed to help th…

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Helping Children Cope with Stress, Grief After a Disaster

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Disasters are stressful for every person affected. Feelings of anxiety and grief are especially prevalent in children following a natural disaster, like a tornado.

Dr. Katrina Akande, a Human Development and Fam…

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