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“The Center of It All” Capital Campaign

…icipated in Science School learning activities at the center.

It is a center of science and technology.

As a state rich in potential opportunities for employment in STEM fields, Alabama 4-H is supporting workforce needs now and i…

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Huntsville Gets New Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

…th law enforcement agencies through the SerPIE program to install permanent prescription drug drop boxes throughout the state of Alabama, including Madison County,” said Karnita Garner, an Alabama Extension environmental specialist.
New …

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Extension and Partners Hosted Successful Summer Mentor Program

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University and Tennessee State University completed another successful summer mentorship program. Synergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in …

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4-H Launches “The Center of It All” Campaign

… said Gary Lemme, Alabama Extension director. “It is an important investment in both young people’s and the entire state’s future.”
Campaign Projects
Recently, Alabama 4-H received a gift of the 108 acres where the 4-H Center is …

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Communities Say Thank You, 4-H!

…s Alabama, signs are popping up in yards, store fronts and boulevards that say “Thank You, 4-H!”  It’s part of a statewide effort to recognize the lasting impact 4-H has on young people.

4-H is the largest youth organization in Al…

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Residential Landscape Design

…ng. The sense of touch can also be an aesthetically valuable feature of the landscape. Consider lying in the shade of a stately oak and the feel of a spring or fall breeze. What else can soothe the mind like that?

Economic Value

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Pierce’s Disease Resistant Grapes In Alabama

Pierce’s Disease (PD) is a serious threat to the cultivation of grapes in the United States, especially in the warmer, southern regions. Recently, the UC Davis grape breeding program developed new European (Vitis vinifera) grape selection…

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Everyday Water Conservation

While Alabama averages 55 inches of rain per year, the state also experiences drought. These may be flash droughts that last a few months or long term droughts that continue for a year or more. Since drought is a gradual onset of conditions…

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Crop Pest Alert: Peanut, Vegetable, and Hemp Insect Pests

…arvest, normally, treatment for insect pests may not make sense. However, drought conditions in the eastern half of the state have worsened in recent weeks, which is favorable for both chewing and sucking insect pests.

Peanuts
There a…

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Late Season Insect Control in Hemp

…on, the primary pest causing damage this late is the corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea. The majority of corn throughout the state has begun to dry or is harvested so hemp provides an attractive alternative for adult moths looking to lay eggs.

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History of Alabama Cooperative Extension System

…ersity. You will find an Extension Office in all 67 Alabama counties, supported by Regional Extension Agents across the state, and Specialists at partner universities.
Early History
The concept of extension work traces its roots to the fe…

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Our Commitment

… sent to staff.

What is included in the Affirmative Action Plan? Each plan has three main sections: situational statement, affirmative action goals, and specific strategies for accomplishing the goals. The situation statement inc…

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Join the Team

…loyees do so by delivering research from the campuses of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities to all counties in the state of Alabama. We invite you to join a team that is dedicated to our mission, passionate about serving others, and co…

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Employee Organizations

…ESEO, Inc. is composed of professional Extension personnel and paraprofessionals, active and retired, at all levels – State, Regional, and County workers – regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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Soybean Rust Update–September 20, 2019

Soybean rust has been detected in 43 of the state‘s 67 counties. The rust pathogen, Phakospora pachyrhiza, has been found in commercial fields as far north as Limestone, Madison and DeKalb counties as of September 19. There was significant…

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