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Composting Good for Environment and Homeowners

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama produces around 2.6 million tons of solid waste every year. Roughly 20 percent of that amount is made up of lawn and garden wastes – grass clippings, leaves, tree and/or shrub prunings, home garden refuse…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Spinach Dip

…gram-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Dr. Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension specialist with SNAP…

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4-H Quiz Bowl Team Places Third at National Competition

…addition to the quiz bowl and judging contests, stock shows featuring market steer, breeding and market heifers, swine, goats, sheep and chickens are held. Colquitt said a total of 14 teams from other states competed in the quiz bowl contes…

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Extension Specialist Receives 1890 Extension in Excellence Award

…ion and Policy in November during the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in San Diego, California.

“We are proud of the work that is coming from our Extension programming staff here at Alabama A&amp…

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Alabama Producers Harvest Crops Despite Widespread Drought

…uffed nicely.

“Early yield reports have been better than what I expected,” Brown said. “I’ve heard some very good yields—more than 1500+ pounds per acre—from a few well-irrigated fields. I’ve also seen dryland acres that ha…

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Manage Pests in Your Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardens

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Now that fall is upon us, gardeners should take the needed steps to manage pests in their fall and winter vegetable gardens. People often forget that this time of year is when some pest populations are extremely …

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Mums: The Southern Star of Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Fall in Alabama is often characterized by beautiful displays of orange leaves, gourds and pumpkins. The star of fall in the South, however, is chrysanthemums, more commonly known as mums. The bold crimson, burnt …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Pasta and Kale Salad

… System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension specialist with SNAP-Ed….

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Establishing a Disaster Communication Plan

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many people avoid answering questions that start with “what if.” This is why too few individuals have life insurance, wills or disaster plans. Having a disaster plan in place, will bring piece of mind …

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Buying and Planting Azaleas This Fall

…pine trees provides ideal protection. Tall shrubs with low branches and evergreen trees make attractive backgrounds and good windbreaks for azaleas.

If necessary, create raised beds for the azaleas by adding peat moss or pine bark to low…

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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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Huntsville Gets New Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The opioid epidemic is having a huge impact on Alabama. In fact, in 2017, Alabama led the nation with the highest opioid prescription rate. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Alabama provid…

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Extension and Partners Hosted Successful Summer Mentor Program

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University and Tennessee State University completed another successful summer mentorship program. Synergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in …

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4-H Launches “The Center of It All” Campaign

… so that every interested child in Alabama can participate.”

More than 76 percent of the campaign’s $9.9 million goal has been raised, but public support is needed to raise the $2.5 million to reach that goal. The Alabama 4-H Foundat…

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Pressure Cooking Saves Time

…Alabama Extension online. Also, make plans to attend Hall’s next pressure cooking workshop. Join her on Oct. 1 in Montgomery or Oct. 24 in St. Clair County….

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