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Alabama IPM Communicator Newsletter

About the Newsletter
Welcome to Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) where we are committed to providing you research-based information for improving farm income and the quality of life for all residents. The main purpose of this ne…

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Commercial Horticulture: Programs, People & Educational Resources

…producers is available as a reference. Rapid pest alert to all producers is provided via the Alabama IPM Communicator e-newsletter and websites along with on-farm support.
Conventional Vegetable IPM
Major Objectives: Increase the adoption…

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The ABCs of Climate Variability

Information regarding weather and climate of Alabama; forecasts of near future; basic and advanced scientific facts; news and climate-related risks on agriculture and natural resources are available at


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Raised Bed Gardening

…ter it has warmed; do not apply too early as you might keep the soil cool and slow the growth of warm-season crops. Old newspapers can also be recycled and used as free and biodegradable mulch in the vegetable garden. Layers of newspapers c…

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Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes: Causes and Prevention

… accurate way to fertilize properly.
Apply mulch to conserve moisture. Use pine straw, straw, decomposed sawdust, or newspaper. Mulches conserve soil moisture and reduce incidence of BER.
Give your plants adequate water. Tomato plants…

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Extension Launches Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification

…e Extension System, Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Breastfeeding Committee.

“This is fabulous news for Alabama,” said Dr. Barb Struempler, Alabama Extension’s program leader for EFNEP, SNAP-Ed and CDC AL ProHea…

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Oyster Farming App Reaching Producers Nationwide

…achieving desired stocking densities and that help estimate current stock on a farm.

Users can also track the latest news from the Auburn University Shellfish Lab Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. The app features a section to submi…

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