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Drought and Landscape Trees: Effects, Signs, and Watering Guidelines

…cesses.

Replacing this level of water is difficult, costly, and unsustainable from a water resource perspective. The good news is that it is often unnecessary for most mature and well-established trees. Established trees, with healthy ro…

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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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Measure of Chill Accumulation Has Begun

…d will, in large part, dictate the success of the upcoming harvest season.  Adequate chill accumulation will result in good fruit quality and a more concentrated harvest.  Inadequate chill will result in misshapen fruit, long harvest peri…

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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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How to Think About Cotton: Plant Growth Regulators

…ple, familiar statements provide a foundation for thinking about PGR applications in cotton.

A good boll load is the best PGR. The ultimate goal is to produce, retain, and harvest bolls. As plants shift from vegeta…

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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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Urban Ag

… small-scale farmers, military veterans, city planners, local business owners, and community leaders.

What are the goals of Urban Ag?

To stimulate and support sustainable urban farming practices in urban areas.
Revitalize brown…

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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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Bacterial Spot of Tomato and Pepper

…nother greenhouse. Also clean and sanitize the trailer between loads. If holding plants overnight in a trailer, provide good ventilation to avoid a buildup of humidity and condensation in the trailer as this would promote development of the…

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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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“The Center of It All” Capital Campaign

… help the program deliver its mission of providing hands-on learning experiences for all Alabama youth.

The campaign goal is $9.9 million. 
About the 4-H Center
The 4-H Center is located in Columbiana, Alabama. It is part of the Alaba…

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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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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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