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Thistle Control in Pastures and Hayfields

… rosettes. Additionally, waiting until after clovers seed before spraying is difficult to do as most thistles will have gone to seed before the clover.

Thistles can be frustrating to producers, but with diligence these pests can be contr…

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Control of Blackberry and Dewberry in Pastures and Hayfields

…need to cut around treated patches for 1 to 2 months. You also can apply in the fall after the last cutting if you have good dewberry growth. To get sufficient growth, however, you may need to mow around dewberry patches over the summer to …

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Youth Visit AAMU for STEM Day 2019

…olunteers arrived on the Alabama A&M University campus from Lawrence, Madison, Tuscaloosa, Colbert, Lauderdale, Montgomery and Mobile counties. The campus visit was coordinated by Urban 4-H Youth Development Specialist Dr. Angela Willia…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Cheesy Quesadillas

…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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Alabama Extension Offers Insight on Center Pivot Irrigation Costs

…rs consider all options when deciding whether to purchase and install irrigation equipment on the farm.

Dr. Brittney Goodrich, an Alabama Extension economist, said irrigation can mitigate one of the largest risks in crop production.

C…

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Getting Started In Commercial Horticulture

…services such as landscaping or landscape maintenance.”
Getting Started
East said producers should start with the end goal in mind.

“Growers need to produce a high quality product, but the bottom line is, it has to sell,” East said. “Y…

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Winter Maintenance for Lawns and Landscapes


Fertilize the lawn
Apply a winter fertilizer to cool-season lawns to encourage thicker root growth. Warm-season lawns go dormant and turn to amber shades after frost.
Drain irrigation systems
Properly drain and blow out automated irriga…

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Harvest for Health: Making an Impact on Cancer Survivors

…m and their Master Gardener volunteers have successfully supported cancer research since 2010; the latest study still ongoing through 2021. These studies aim to document the health benefits of gardening for cancer survivors.
Harvest for He…

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Calibrating Sprayers Important For Gardeners

…tep Two: With only water in the tank, measure the time required, in seconds, to spray the marked area.

East said the goal is to apply the water consistently. Try applying the water several times until you determine your average time.

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Winter Maintenance for Gardens and Flower Beds

…ng under pest and disease free litter is another option. Replenish your compost pile. Remove diseased litter to promote good sanitation and to prevent future problems with pests.
Address weed problems
Remove and trash or burn those pesky …

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So You Have Soil Insect Pests – Now What?

…and reduce any plant stress under dry conditions.
Example of granular insecticides (organic/conventional): Bug-N-Sluggo (iron phosphate and spinosad), Monterey Ant Control and Fertilome Come-and-get-it (spinosad), Sevin Granule (zeta-cyp…

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Elmore Named Outstanding Extension Educator

…d. The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) presented this award as a part of their annual meeting in Montgomery. This award recognizes and honors an exceptional Extension Educator and their support and implementation of beef …

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Fertilizing Pecan Trees Important for Overall Health

…es can be tricky because of the many environmental factors that affect a tree’s health. One of the best ways to promote good health in pecan trees in establishing a proper fertilizing program. Chip East, an Alabama Extension horticulture re…

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Horse Project

…ch as horse judging, to enter for free. Only the riding classes require the participant to own or lease a horse.

The goal is to prepare the horse to be shown in its perspective classes at the horse show. The goal for the educational clas…

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