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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.

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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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Quick Stir Fry

…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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Women and Girls in STEM: Balancing the System

Women in the United States have made significant strides in education and entry into the workforce. However, despite these advances, women are still underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).


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Alabama Master Gardeners Brand & Logo Guidelines

…f quality, knowledge, friendship, partnership, and community. Questions about usage should be addressed to Kerry Smith, State MG Program Coordinator, at

Download a PDF of Alabama Mast…

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Alabama Extension Offers Flood Resources for Food Crop Growers

…ama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University
Achyut Adhikari, School of Nutrition and Food Science, Louisiana State University AgCenter
Alejandro Castillo, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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Hummingbirds in Alabama

…n of their diet.

Since a hummingbird cannot feed all night, it has to slow its body functions during the night. This state of suspended animation is called torpor. The  hummingbird’s body temperature and heart rate (nor-mally about 20…

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Alabama Industrial Hemp Program

…sage of the 2018 Farm Bill established industrial hemp as an industrial commodity—not a controlled substance—in the state of Alabama. Farm Bill legislation defines hemp as all parts of the plant less than 0.3% THC, including derivative…

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