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

As many crops are close to harvest, 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 …

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Produce Safety Alliance Training Workshops Continue

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will continue to host Produce Safety Alliance training workshops throughout November and December.

The Produce Safety Rule is part of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization …

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How to Think About Cotton: Plant Growth Regulators

Learn the background and history of plant growth regulators in cotton as well as common use patterns and treatment, timing, and rate considerations.

Background and History

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) have been use…

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Fun, Healthy Snacks for Children

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—With childhood obesity rates increasing in the United States, it is important for children to eat snacks that will support healthy development. While it may seem more appetizing and convenient to grab a candy bar o…

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Live Well Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Turkey Salad

Our Balsamic Roasted Turkey Salad is perfect for a light lunch. Add any fruits and veggies you like to this tasty salad. Serve 7.
Ingredients
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup fat-free Italian dressing

3 cups fresh spinach, chopped

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Wild Turkey Management in Alabama

The wild turkey thrives as a classic example of wildlife management success. During the Depression years, wild turkeys numbered fewer than 10,000 in Alabama and were restricted to scattered pockets of isolated habitat. In the short time sin…

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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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kNOw to Stroke

Learn how to identify the warning signs of a stroke, the importance of knowing your numbers and how to discuss concerns with your doctor.
What is a stroke? A stroke is a disease of the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel cannot carr…

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Plantings for Wildlife

Three of the most important requirements for game and nongame wildlife are shelter (cover), food, and water. Increasing or decreasing the abundance of a particular wildlife species on your property will be a matter of altering the relativ…

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The ABCs of Climate Variability

Water temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean affect weather patterns throughout the United States. Alabama is no exception—the reason why farmers, cattle producers, and others involved in agriculture not only should take note …

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Love Your Heart

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – In February we not only observe Valentine’s Day, but also National Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. In fact, nearly 837,550 people die ea…

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Cover Crops for Alabama

Cover crops are those grown to benefit the following crop as well as to improve the soil. They are normally not intended for harvest. “Green manure” is another term often used for soil-building cover crops. Cover crops can protect the s…

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Smoking Alabama Seafood

People have used smoking to preserve red meat, poultry, and seafood for thousands of years. Worldwide, smoking still ranks alongside salting and drying as one of the most used forms of food preservation. In the United States and some other …

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Food and Water Safety When the Power Goes Out

After a disaster, there remains the overwhelming job of cleaning up. One of the biggest areas of concern is the safety of food and water.

Water After a Storm
After a major storm, assume that all water sources are contaminated until prov…

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