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Estate Planning

Donors can provide support for Alabama 4-H at the time of their death through a number of estate planning vehicles that include retirement plan assets, charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, and partnership interests. Some planned giv…

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State 4-H Ambassadors

The State 4-H Ambassadors are a team of 4-H members representing Alabama from across the State. Serving as ambassadors for Alabama 4-H, members represent the organization Statewide while collaborating with Extension faculty to plan, coordin…

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The History and Use of Kudzu in the Southeastern United States

Kudzu is an aggressive vine familiar to most people across the southeastern United States. It is a classic example of a plant that was introduced with good intentions, but that has resulted in many bad outcomes. Landowners know all…

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

…or program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities m…

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Alabama Beef Systems Extension E-Newsletter

The Alabama Extension Beef Systems team is committed to providing the state‘s cattle producers the most up-to-date information in a timely manner.

If you are interested in receiving periodic updates from the Alabama Extension Beef System…

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Extension Specialist Receives 1890 Extension in Excellence Award

…ily Day of Education and Fun is a community favorite event that reaches hundreds of families annually, and has garnered state and national recognition.

In addition to extensive program development efforts, Brandon has received more than …

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Alabama Producers Harvest Crops Despite Widespread Drought

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Widespread drought continues in Alabama, as nearly 84 percent of the state is in severe drought. In fact, 55 percent of the state’s soil and subsoil moisture is reported to be “very short.” Even with these co…

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Fire Alert Issued in Alabama, Use Caution

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) issued a statewide fire alert during the week of Sept. 25. Permits for outdoor burning will be restricted and issued on an individual basis at the discretion of the state Fores…

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Growing Annual Plants from Seeds

…ble plastic bag if you are uncertain about the viability of older seeds. Beginning with the earliest germination period stated on the seed packet, check seeds every couple of days until complete germination occurs.  Count the germinated se…

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Measure of Chill Accumulation Has Begun

…ion is by the dynamic model, which measures chill portions.  The model measures chill by a wider temperature range but states that optimal chill accumulation occurs at 43 °F.  Efficiency of chill accumulation is reduced as temperatures r…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Pasta and Kale Salad

…eveloped by the Alabama Cooperative Extension 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 Parme…

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How to Think About Cotton: Plant Growth Regulators

… outcome, so careful thought and routine are required to guide and adjust timing and rates.

Several simple, familiar statements provide a foundation for thinking about PGR applications in cotton.

A good boll load…

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Establishing a Disaster Communication Plan

…ion plan with family members and other individuals that are part of your plan whether they live near you, or in another state or country. Once everyone has the information and knows the plan, be sure to practice carrying out the plan. Peopl…

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Bacterial Spot of Tomato and Pepper

Bacterial spot is the most common disease of peppers in Alabama and is a recurring problem on tomatoes grown in the state. The disease can significantly affect marketable yield.

Bacterial spot is caused by four species of Xanth…

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Alabama Extension Offers Drought Resources

… one of the hottest Septembers on record. The heat and drought are nothing new, though.

While only .2 percent of the state is in extreme drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s latest release, nearly 83 percent of the state is …

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