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Quick Tips for Buying and Planting Summer Annual Plants

Figure 1: A sunny annual border planted with New Guinea impatiens and ornamental peppers
When to Plant Annuals
Planting early in the spring season will ensure root systems develop properly before high temperatures arrive.  Below are the …

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Spots Still Available for Heifer Development Program

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For interested Alabama cattle producers, this year’s Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program still has a few spots open. The program, now in its fifth year, develops top-quality heifers for producers to …

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Preparing to Plant Blueberries

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Blueberries are a great source of nutrition and offer a delicious taste. Planting blueberries can be done simply if growers consider a few things. Factors such as varieties, disease issues and even the method of pl…

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Fall: Time for a Garden Refresh

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—As autumn brings cooler temperatures to Alabama, it looks as if summer heat is on the way out. Pleasant weather has drawn many southern gardeners out to make lawn and garden updates.

Whether it is general mainte…

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Backyard Bird Feeding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Bird feeding is a hobby that over 62 million Americans enjoy. Alabama boasts a diverse gathering of bird species, making bird feeding an especially popular activity in the state.
Birds
Just as the seasons chang…

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Make Plans to Attend Ala. Row Crops Short Course Dec. 10

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama producers can prepare for the upcoming growing seasons at the 2019 Row Crops Short Course in Auburn, Alabama. The course will be held at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center Dec. 10 from …

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Prescribed Fires: Great Tool for Land Management

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Wildlife managers often promote the use of prescribed fires, a great tool for landscape management. This tool serves a multitude of beneficial purposes for both the land and landowner.

Fire was historically used…

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Steer Clear of Foodborne Illnesses This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – While other illnesses may be more common during the fall, foodborne illnesses are still a concern. Many activities people participate in around this time of year involve food. It is important that everyone takes …

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Composting This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Composting, or the process of converting plant debris into useful soil additives, is a great option for supplying key nutrients to the soil while also recycling yard and kitchen waste. As organic matter in the so…

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Beef Project

The 4-H Beef Project is an advanced program that aims to prepare a beef calf for show. Participation will help youth understand how to raise and halter break a calf, learn record keeping, manage a healthy beef animal, and realize the pride …

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Watch Out for Black Widow Spiders This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Black widow spiders are one of the most recognizable spiders. The shiny black body and red hourglass marking on the female spider are clear markers of this spider. This fall, whether working in the yard or cleaning…

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Recent Rains Ease Wildfire Threat

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—While recent rains are welcome, they did not completely break the drought impacting much of the state. Wildfires remain possible, according to a spokesperson for a USDA Forest Service team on the ground in Alabama….

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Pesticide Clean Day Slated for Mid-November

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—People who need to safely dispose of unwanted pesticides should take advantage of a Pesticide Clean Day Wednesday, Nov. 13 in Macon County.

“Pesticides that are not properly disposed of can leach out into the …

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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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