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Time for a Garden Clean-Up

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Feeling down about the coronavirus quarantine? Shake away the blues with a spring garden clean-up.

While Alabama Extension does not encourage leaving home on a gardening supply trip, there are several gardening …

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Your Daily Briefing

Welcome to Your Daily Briefing for Friday, March 27, 2020
Yesterday afternoon, the United States reached a critical milestone. Our country passed Italy and China as the nation with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19. Also announced yeste…

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Extension Teams Working for You

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Coronavirus or no coronavirus, Alabama Extension is always in the business of serving people. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Extension teams are adapting their delivery methods to continue providing educationa…

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Herbicide Damage in Trees

Herbicide damage in landscape trees seems to be a growing problem. During the spring and summer over the last few years, many calls have come in from homeowners about herbicide-damaged trees. In most cases, injuries occur as a result of mis…

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Smart Yards Online Series

With the current outbreak of COVID-19, people are practicing social distancing and many are going under a quarantine. Alabama Extension is committed to providing these individuals educational resources during this time. In an effort to acco…

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Stay at Home Beekeeping Series – Distance Learning for Beekeeping Clubs

In light of recent COVID-19 developments, the CDC recommends that people practice social distancing. This will help reduce transmission of the virus, particularly to vulnerable individuals. As a result, the Alabama Extension beekeeping team…

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From Seed Packet to Summer Bounty

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Spring is an ideal time for individuals to let their green thumb show. If gardeners choose to start their garden with seeds, there are a few things they need to keep in mind.
Choosing Seeds
Allyson Sha…

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Athletic Turf Management

A lot of time and money is spent on athletic turf every year. Depending on the budget, there are different levels of management that field managers practice. Below are some guidelines for properly managing turf grass
Mowing Turf Grass
Mow…

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Home Lawn IPM Guide

Controlling weeds in the home lawn is not simple, automatic, or easy. Each home lawn is unique because of the differences in lawn grasses, soil types, ornamental plants, and weed problems. Different levels of management will be used…

Stop the Invasion of Weeds

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Spring is the time of year when plants start showing their new life in gardens and lawns. Unfortunately, along with the new life of beautiful foliage, comes a common nuisance in lawns; weeds. However, homeowners …

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Pruning: A Late Winter’s Snip

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Ready to get those gardening gloves dirty again? A break in the rainy weather may be the perfect time for pruning some of the plants in the flowerbed. However, a big chop to ornamental shrubs and trees could leave …

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Daffodils Not Blooming? Find Out Why

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Daffodils are always a springtime favorite. Their brightly colored blooms are one of the signs that spring is on its way. However, sometimes these plants will grow their green leaves without producing a bloom, le…

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Mapping Out a Plan for a Landscape

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The results are in: Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow which means an early spring. This leaves many gardeners itching to get their hands in the garden. Before diving in head first, make plans to map out th…

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Commercial Turf and Lawn IPM Guide

Alabama Extension’s recommendations include products by active ingredients and labeled use rates for the primary pests of turfgrass. Before using an insecticide, it is important to properly identify the pest. Alabama Extension has…

Picking the Best Blackberry Varieties

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Interested in planting blackberries? Choosing the best blackberry varieties for the backyard garden will require a little homework. Because there are so many blackberry varieties, gardeners should spend a bit of …

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