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Summer Food Safety Tips

Due to a variety of factors, including warmer temperatures, foodborne illness increases in summer. Stay healthy and safe during warmer months by following these summer food safety tips.
When Bringing Food to a Picnic or Cookout

Use an…

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Evaluating Water Quality for Poultry

… is not commonly harmful to poultry unless certain ions are present in toxic amounts. High levels of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) may cause an increase in water consumption, wet droppings, and a drop in production. Extreme hardness may diminis…

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Extension Leads in Advancing Alabama

In our rapidly changing digital era, Alabama Extension continues to lead in research and problem solving. Our educational outreach spans the state creating economic opportunities for residents, providing the latest resources for i…

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4-H Wildlife Teams Compete in State Competition

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.–The Lee County 4-H Wildlife senior team recently won the annual Alabama Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Contest. The team will also represent Alabama in the upcoming National WHEP Contest in Junction City…

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Dry, Hot Weather Boosts Two-Spotted Spider Mites on Peaches

During this time of year, peach growers are noticing peach leaves with a mottled appearance and fine web material covering leaves, twigs, and sections of branches. These are signs of an infestation of the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychu…

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Fall Armyworms Making Early Appearance

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Fall armyworms are already making their presence known in Alabama. Usually seen later in the year, mild winter conditions and warm spring temperatures made for early development and emergence of fall armyworms.

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4-H Summer Camp Creates Lifelong Memories and Friendships

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Young people across Alabama are packing their suitcases with swimsuits, sunscreen and bug spray in preparation for 4-H Summer Camp. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System together with Alabama 4-H host the thre…

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Weather Impacts Spring Pest Pressures

AUBURN, Ala.—Flooding in North Alabama, hurricane recovery in the Wiregrass and a mixed bag of other weather conditions have made for an interesting spring planting season. Farmers in the Wiregrass have corn stands on the verge of drying …

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Dry Spring Causes Cotton Management Difficulties

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Rain in the forecast is a welcome change from the lingering dry conditions Alabama producers have battled this spring. Producers generally plant cotton between April 20 and the first week of June. While early sprin…

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Beneficial Insects: Welcomed Visitors to Home Gardens

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Soon, gardeners everywhere will be spending a lot of time in their gardens. However, they will not be the only ones spending time there. There will be many insects looking to enjoy the developing plants as well. …

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Irrigation Wells During a Drought Period

What is over-pumping and groundwater depletion?
Over-pumping occurs when irrigation water is extracted faster than it produces. This may be the case when the pump runs longer than usual or when you install a more powerful pump to meet an i…

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Right Irrigation Rate and Right Timing

Key Aspects for High Yielding Corn
Corn fields in Alabama are currently at a rapid growth rate period which suggests the plants’ water requirements are increasing. The elevated ambient temperatures and the lack of rain experienced in mos…

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Get EGGcited for 4-H Poultry Week

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Calling all Alabama 4-H members! Registration is now open for the 2019 Alabama 4-H Poultry Week events. Scheduled for the week of June 24, all events will be hosted in Auburn, Alabama.

“We are excited about …

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Biology and Control of Mole Crickets

Mole crickets have become the most destructive insect pest on turf and lawns in Gulf Coast states. Damage and replacement costs for turf and pastures are annually in the millions of dollars. Learn about the biology, ecology, and man…

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Beef Cow Pregnancy Examination

A beef cow needs to produce a calf every year to be an economically viable member of the herd. An important management tool that will improve the reproductive efficiency of a beef herd is an annual pregnancy examination for every co…

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