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Family Reading Activities for the Holidays

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With a little bit of imagination, parents can develop creative ways to get their children reading this holiday.

This time of the year, children are excited about winter break, while parents are stressed…

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A Tree of Hope

…s industry contacts to locate one. Plantation Tree Nursery in Selma supplied the 8 foot tall tree. Then the City of Montgomery’s Urban Forester transported the tree to Montgomery. From there, the network had the tree trucked to Beauregard…

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Sticking to a Food Budget This Holiday

…s holiday season.
Creating a Grocery List
Helen Jones, an Alabama Extension human science regional agent, said before going shopping, people should check to see what is in their pantry.

“An easy way to spend excess money is by buying s…

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Whole Cottonseed Use in Beef Cattle Diets

…er cotton-producing areas of the United States.
Nutritive Value of Whole Cottonseed
Whole cottonseed is known to be a good source of energy, fat, fiber, and protein. On average, whole cottonseed contains 96 percent total digestible nutrie…

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Drought and Forests: Information for Landowners

…s are not acclimated to the site and do not have well-developed or extensive root systems.
Reduced growth, loss of vigor, and decreased resistance of trees–Trees respond to water stress by limiting or preventing water loss through shri…

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Collecting Soil and Root Samples for Nematode Analysis

…ath severely injured or dead plants. Samples should consist of roots and soil from several plants. Also, it is always a good idea to sample from an area where plants are unaffected. Keep samples separate and mark them “good area” and …

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Nematode Control in the Home Vegetable Garden

…y results in aboveground symptoms that may include stunting (figure 3), yellowing of leaves (figure 4), loss of plant vigor and/or an overall general decline in plant performance. Damage is often more pronounced when plants are under other …

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Economic Impact of a New Greenhouse in Alabama

…r something similar) in Alabama causes an increase in economic activity within the state, both in construction and in ongoing annual operations. Consider the following economic activity created during construction and one full year of opera…

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Winston County Students are Living to Serve 

…the problem.

“After our teachers were given the idea for the room by Zack Brannon, they introduced it to us and we got to work,” said Erin Thrasher, a junior at the Haleyville Center of Technology. “Drafting students designed the …

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Master Gardeners Deck the Halls at Farley-Hill House

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— While Santa’s elves are busy working at the North Pole, Montgomery, Alabama has elves of its own working to decorate the Farley-Hill House next door to the governor’s Mansion. Okay….they aren’t actually elve…

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Five New Pierce’s Disease Resistant European Grapevine Varieties Released

…ly for small- and medium-size family farms. The adoption of these innovative grapevines started in Alabama a few years ago when two commercial vineyards were granted the license to grow some of the PD resistant European grapes.
Varieties

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Managing Blackberries

…ackberry plants can produce delicious berries if they are well maintained and pruned correctly. These plants can grow vigorously, however, there are a few steps in managing blackberries that growers can take to control the growth and produc…

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—  It’s not every day that grandma’s red velvet cake is served for dessert. So go ahead and enjoy it, but remember these healthy holiday eating tips throughout the holiday season.
Leave Some Room
Servi…

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4-H Foundation Scholarship Application Tip Sheet

…er of Recommendation: Applicants need one letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member. Examples of good references are teachers, employers, pastors, coaches, etc. Save your letter as a PDF and click select to upload it …

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Alabama 4-H Foundation to Award $35,000 in Scholarships

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama 4-H Foundation is helping advance the education of 35 high school seniors. The foundation will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to 35 high school seniors of the 2020 graduating class.

“We are exci…

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